Ramps for the disabled: handicap ramps specs
Whether you are searching for temporary handicap ramps or more permanent ramps for the disabled, handicap ramps specifications are the most essential features to examine. The standards for wheelchair ramps for the disabled are legally established by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Safety engineering standards for handicap wheelchair ramps for the disabled govern acceptable ramp width, minimum weight bearing strength, required platform dimensions, handrail height and maximum slope or gradient. Handicap ramp designs must pay particular attention to handicapped ramp slope. There is danger for accident and injury if the gradient on the handicap ramp plans is too steep.
Ramps for the disabled on mobility scooters are no different. Every ambulatory aid apparatus from a Zimmer frame (walker), four point quad cane or single point cane can be used on these ADA compliant ramps for the disabled which meet these handicap ramp specifications. Slip-proofed surfaces on aluminum temporary handicap ramps assure safety.
Customized ramps for the disabled
Cane or walker assisted ambulation measures every single step forward for us as both an effort and an achievement. Moving forward and upward or downward with a slope or gradient presents an even greater challenge. The degree of the incline or decline makes a huge difference to all of us who are recovering from a stroke, heart attack or other weakening injury or condition.
The degree of the disabled ramp slope or gradient can create excessive exertion or simply be beyond the reach of our strength and endurance. Ramps for the disabled systems can be custom designed and built with our personal needs and limitations in mind. The slope of the “hill” that we must climb each day can be graded to meet our abilities and limitations. Threshold ramps for the disabled must be built with hope – the hope that our mobility and strength will improve with time and therapy.
Wheelchair ramp plans make safer ramps for the the disabled
How to build a wheelchair ramp is a process which requires medical information from your physical therapist and rehabilitation physician. Pictures of wheelchair ramps will help you finalize your handicap ramps for the disabled plans. Wheelchair dependence is hopefully a temporary condition. Ramps for the disabled are also a solution which we hope is only temporary.
Whether necessitated by heart attack, stroke, surgery or injury, your recuperation and rehabilitation are the expected prognosis and goal of your medical team. The medical plan is to get you out of the wheelchair and back on your feet.
Your physical therapist will move you from wheelchair to walker to cane as quickly as your condition and strength permit. Once your mobility and independence are restored, your aluminum wheelchair ramps for the disabled can be disassembled and removed. Wheelchair ramps for homes are now designed to be portable and easily removed when ramps for the disabled are no longer necessary. We all look forward to the day we can dismantle our ramps for the disabled.
For more information about the full line of SeniorSafe ramps for the disabled, see our brochures and catalogues. Contact one of our Associates today to discuss your special needs and limitations and begin your customized ramps for the disabled design plan today.
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