Luckily, we live in a world where the specific needs of individuals with a disability are recognized and accommodated. However, accessibility to buildings and stores is not always guaranteed. Most buildings provide parking spaces and ramps that make access easier for individuals who rely on wheelchairs, scooters,or walkers for mobility. In the occasion when such accommodations are not present, folding wheelchair ramps may serve as a plausible solution.
There is a large variety of folding wheelchair ramps on the market. A threshold ramp is generally portable. It is designed to provide accessibility over various kinds of raised landings or doorways. Threshold ramps are made from very high quality aluminum, so they’re lightweight and can be handled easily.They fold up and are easily set up at an entrance as needed. A threshold ramp eliminates the need to do any heavy lifting of mobility chairs over barriers.
Another type of folding ramp is the track ramp which can be used with both power and manual wheelchairs and mobility scooters. These ramps have telescopic channels that can be extended as needed. Track ramps are especially useful with moderate elevation changes like curbs or steps. A lightweight and transportable track ramp is easily stored as it collapses when the telescopic channels are retracted.
There are many other types of ramps including single fold or multi fold. These ramps are generally used for loading or unloading scooters or wheelchairs into or out of vehicles. They can also be used instead of some of the other ramps mentioned, although these folding ramps are generally larger.
Single fold ramps are among the most common type of ramp used. No assembly is required and it can be propped up against the opening into the vehicle in order to roll the mobility scooter or wheelchair up or down the ramp. These ramps have built-in handles which make them easy to carry around and store. Single fold ramps come in a variety of materials and sizes.
Multi fold ramps are extremely versatile and are often used where longer elevation changes are needed. They are strong and durable and can handle all types of wheelchairs or mobility scooters. Although they are heavier, multi fold ramps are relatively easy to transport and come apart for transport and storage.
These ramps are a great solution when specific accessibility needs are not met. For more information on folding wheelchair ramps, click here!