Today, thanks to companies like All-Ways Accessible, there are a plethora of ways to turn your home or business into a fully accessible space. Modular and portable ramps are available that are simple to maintain, easy to move or replace, and even available for rent. The only hard part of the decision is choosing which sort of ramp to use.
Modular ramps are typically made out of steel or aluminum, and are bolted together in whatever configuration is best for your space. They can be quite heavy, however, and aren’t particularly portable, yet are easy to disassemble and reassemble should the need arise. When using a modular ramp, make sure that it is built to ADA regulations—these rules are in place to help keep your business a safer place for all visitors.
Portable ramps come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. They are easy to move, yet sturdy, reliable, and safe. Portable ramps are not as heavy or immobile as modular ramps and can easily be stowed in a vehicle for situations when a ramp isn’t available. Typically made of lighter-grade aluminum than modular ramps, portable ramps are still able to support the weight of multiple trips up and down.
If you’re in the process of selecting a new ramp for your home or business, consider seeking the counsel of an accessibility specialist. This professional can visit your home or business and advise you on what kind of ramp might work best in your situation.
To contact All-Ways Accessible for more information on the various types of ramps, wheelchair lifts, and other accessibility supplies, call (800) 684-0270. All-Ways Accessible has been serving customers in New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, and Massachusetts for over fifteen years.