Handicap Ramps

A physically handicapped individual is often severely constricted in terms of movement. The only mode by which such an individual can move from one place to another is by using a wheelchair. Many people may think that a wheelchair is manageable and can easily move from one place to another.

Apart from the fact that wheelchairs are often not designed very well, they cannot be moved easily from one place to another. Put yourself into a handicapped person’s position for a while and imagine that you have to move out of your apartment building and go to see a movie. You would be required to move out of your apartment building and be transferred to a vehicle and then driven to the theater where the movie is running.

If the theater lacks a ramp that could take you inside the building, then you and your attendant would be placed at a significant disadvantage and would probably have a difficult time entering the hall where the movie is running.

Handicap ramps are just an example of the handicap friendly facilities that are normally present at all buildings such as libraries, hospitals, theaters, airports, railway stations and commercial centers. Although such ramps solve the problem of a handicapped individual’s entry into a public building, the problem of a handicapped person moving in and out of a vehicle or into someone’s home or in an out of any other location where a ramp may not be present can be solved by a portable ramp.

Such ramps are built to provide independence and freedom of movement to a handicapped person and to remove any restrictions in terms of movement from which a handicapped person would normally suffer.

Portable ramps are available under a wide variety of designs that can help to solve various types of mobility problems. These ramps can be folded, or rolled and can be easily set up for use as, where and when required.