Vertical Platform Lifts and Inclined Platform Lifts

Published by Stephen on September 18, 2009 under wheelchair lifts

Stair lifts can be a very powerful tool that greatly increase accessibility, but does so in a way that is inexpensive and doesn’t require any major home renovations. However, for people that rely upon a wheelchair, electric scooter, or other mobility aid, a stair lift will often not suffice. Instead, vertical platform lifts and inclined platform lifts provide a much more reliable way to increase home accessibility and making a home more wheelchair friendly.

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Types of Wheelchair Lifts

Published by Stephen on March 29, 2009 under wheelchair lifts

For those who use wheelchairs or mobility scooters, it is often necessary to install a wheelchair lift in your home. These devices make using the stairs possible again and offer many advantages over using a ramp. This article describes three different types of wheelchair lifts that can be used in different situations.

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Using a Wheelchair Lift to Increase Accessibility

Published by Stephen on March 23, 2009 under wheelchair lifts

For individuals who use wheelchairs, the stairs can often present an obstacle that is very hard to overcome. In homes and businesses, people often turn to wheelchair lifts to allow full access to the stairs. These devices can be installed onto a normal staircase and make using the stairs much easier.

Learn about some of the different kinds of wheelchair lifts in this article.

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Improving Accessibility in the Home

Published by Stephen on November 11, 2008 under wheelchair lifts

Those who use a wheelchair or mobility scooter are not able to easily access areas that are divided by stairs. In most public areas, this is not necessarily a concern, but because most homes have a front porch, many people must find ways to improve accessibility around their home.

One way that they do this is by using a vertical platform lift. Vertical platform lifts, or wheelchair lifts as they are called, carry a person, including their mobility vehicle, up the stairs. They are in essence mini-elevators and must be installed next to a staircase, because they move vertically up the stairs. This differs from a stair lift, which will move horizontally or lengthwise up the stairs.

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