Whether you or a loved one is wheelchair
dependent or you need to bring
up to the standards set by the
with Disabilities Act, a wheel
is often the most economical
way to bridge
between areas of different heights.
can be useful for entering buildings
steps and for getting in and
out of vehicles.
When buying a wheelchair ramp,
- the length of the ramp necessary to provide
a safe incline
- the carrying capacity of the ramp
- carrying and storage features if the ramp
is not permanent
- side enclosures (railings or curbs) to keep
wheel chairs from rolling off
the side and
to assist the user
If buying a ramp for compliance with the
ADA, make sure that the ramp meets those
specifications, which cover aspects such
as rise and length.