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Visit our complete line of Handicap Ramps, we offer the highest quality suitcase Ramps and Threshold ramps. more info
We feature Threshold Ramps and doorway ramps by Ez Access and Harmar, from 1"- 8" Ramps more info
We feature Van and Automobile Handicap Access ramps, for loading your Scooter, Wheelchair or Power Chair with less effort, more info
Thank you for visiting the Ramp section of the Ability Medical Supply. We Carry most of the top brands such as EZ-ACCESS and HARMAR, If your looking for a particular model or style not listed. Please give our Ramp Experts a call a 1-800-741-1762 or E-mail Client Services

A great place to start is the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act)there guidelines for ramp building and construction. By using the chart and knowing the total vertical distance you need to raise the person or the equipment, you can calculate out the maximum or minimum wheelchair ramp length required. The vertical distance can be determined,  measure from the ground straight up to a point parallel to the highest point you need to move the person or the equipment.  Example, to move a person up 3 steps, you could measure the height of each step riser, and then add these measurements together. If each riser measures 8 inches, you would need to move the person 24 inches (3 risers of 8 inches each) or 2 feet.  You could hold out a straight edge (a tape measure or a yardstick) from the top step, and measure from the ground directly up to this straight edge. For moving a person or equipment into an automobile, it is  easier. Just measure from the ground to the highest point the equipment would need to clear to make it into the vehicle.

The ADA recommends one foot of ramp length per 1 inch of vertical rise. Remember, however, that this is just a place to start, because the ADA recommendations are based on a person using a wheelchair being able to comfortably propel up the ramp. If you are using a electric scooter or a electric wheelchair chair, or if a moderately strong caregiver will be propelling you, the ramp length can be significantly shorter.  A good rule of thumb is to take the ADA recommendations and multiple by .5 for situation where a caregiver is pushing, and by .33 for scooters or power wheelchair. For example, while the ADA recommends a 30 foot ramp to move someone 30 vertical inches (about 4 stair treads) you really only need about a 10 foot ramp (30ft. x .33) if you are using a power chair or a scooter.

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Should you require an item not listed, or if your needs are specialized, please contact our Medical Department Store sales staff at 1-800-741-1762. Our experts are here to help you. Shop the Ability Medical Supply and Save!


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