Been using a DSI modified van for the past 29 years and the system has never let me down!
DSI is a terrific organization! I have been using a DSI modified van for the past 29 years and the system has never let me down!!!! Having these modifications enabled me to have an independent life (social and work). The people who developed the system and have since worked on it are all wonderful, knowledgeable, and caring individuals. Whenever I have a question or need something special done it is addressed immediately – a solution is always found! I hope DSI continues forever!!!!
It was so exciting to know that someone had invented a van that I could drive with limited use of one arm.
I became quadriplegic in 1978. It took me six years to get enough strength in my right arm to be able to drive again. It was so exciting to know that someone had invented a van that I could drive with limited use of one arm. Thanks, Charlie Scott, who designed the van to drive much like an airplane. To get my license, I practiced with a therapist from Sharp Rehab Hospital for 1,000 miles! The hardest part of learning to drive was using the six mirrors I needed to be able to see the other motorists around me. Qualifying for funding from the state was harder than learning to drive…I have now been driving for over 25 years and am on my second Scott van. I am so grateful to Ruedi, Bill and all the others at DSI for all their work and support in been able to remain working, stay active in my church and continue doing community service—in addition, I can be impulsive in planning outings. Thanks again DSI!
The good people at dSi are there to help, despite being 3000 miles away!
I first drove a Scott System van in 1984. It belonged to my brother. I received my new won in 2003. It too has kept me going safely and reliably since the day it arrived at my door step. The Scott System is the best system out their for anyone with limited strength and mobility. Bill, Rudy and Joachim along with all the needs when I was fit for each vehicle. What is more important and to me even greater is the continued concern for me and the willingness to help me as problems or emergencies may arrive. An example is when I called Bill at 9:00pm on a Sunday evening and left a message that I had an emergency. I prayed he would call me back, and within 20 minutes my phone rang. At DSI I not only purchased a van twice, but gained some new friends who are always there for me when I need them. No other system comes close when it comes to the ongoing customer service. Things happen, vehicles have issues, and the good people at dSi are there to help, despite being 3000 miles away!
There are no words to truly express the independence and freedom.
I’ve been driving now for 18 years and still feel as though I’ve only just begun to drive. I’m a C-5 quad, and my first time at the controls of the Scott system, I was hooked. The system is so user friendly, the client kinesiotherapists from different hospitals and all have remarked how easily the van could be operated during test drives. There are no words to truly express the independence and freedom I’ve experienced since our first E-150 back in 1995. Driving may be a privilige for most, but for a quad like myself, it’s a miracle. To the guys at DSI, THANKS SO MUCH!!!