Handicap Ramps And Lifts


The Discrimination Against Disability Act of 1995 and other disability related legislations have made it compulsory  for apartment blocks, offices, hotels, colleges, theaters, malls, multiplexes and other public places  to make provisions such as handicap parking, lawns, lifts, ramps and toilet facilities.

Handicapped lifts and ramps are required to improve the quality of life of handicapped and disabled people and provide them a degree of independence and freedom. Handicapped ramps provide a number of benefits to the handicapped.

Wheelchairs may not be designed very well and a handicapped person often finds it difficult to enter a building without a ramp that is specifically built for the wheelchair. These ramps should ideally be present near the entrance to public buildings to allow easy access to handicapped persons and their attendants.

Ramps should be built according to a certain specification and an incline and the design should facilitate easy movement of wheel chairs.  Ramps can also be portable or motorized and can be set up in very short time whenever the need arises.

Another facility that is essential to allow freedom of mobility is handicapped stair lifts. These lifts are built in places where normally a ramp cannot be constructed. If for instance a handicapped person has to move from one floor to another, then a motorized lift is critical, as a normal elevator may not be suitable.

These lifts are available in a number of advanced designs and manufacturers are always making efforts to improve upon the functionality of such lifts. These lifts are user friendly and allow the handicapped individual in certain cases to operate the lift.

Handicapped lifts are also used to allow a handicapped person to enter into and disembark from a train, an aircraft, a bus or a car.

Ramps and lifts are just a few examples of utilities and facilities that help to improve the life of handicapped individuals.