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Vehicle Mounted Ramps Wheelchair Threshold Ramps
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We feature Threshold Ramps and doorway ramps by EZ-Access and Harmar, from 1"- 8" Ramps. more info

Thank you for visiting the Ramp section of the Medical Department Store. We carry most of the top brands such as EZ-ACCESS and HARMAR. If you are looking for a particular model, please email us at E-mail Client Services. A great place to start is the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) where there are complete guidelines for ramp building and construction. By using our Ramp Chart and knowing the total vertical distance you need to raise the person or the equipment, you can calculate the maximum or minimum wheelchair ramp length required. The vertical distance can be determined by measuring from the ground, straight up to a point parallel to the highest point you need to move the person or the equipment.

For 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 even 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 for every 1 inch of vertical rise; however, you must remember that this is just a place to start because the ADA's recommendations are based on a person being able to comfortably propel up the ramp using a wheelchair. 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's recommendations and multiply by .5 (1/2) for a situation where a caregiver is pushing, and multiply by .33 (1/3) for scooters or power wheelchairs. 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.