Portable Wheelchair Ramp:
Instant Access and Flexibility

A portable wheelchair ramp instantly increases your mobility by providing access to areas where otherwise a wheelchair or scooter could not go. Examples of barriers where these ramps can be used include single or multiple steps, curbs, door thresholds, and the interiors of vehicles.

Quality manufactured models are constructed of sturdy materials, including aluminum, non-corrosive glass, or reinforced plastic. They are lightweight yet durable, rust-resistant and have non-skid treads and bumper guides to provide support and safety, and can carry anywhere from 400 to 800 pounds.

These ramps can extend up to ten feet in length, lock securely, and either retract, roll up, or fold for easy storage on a wheelchair. Ramps with smooth edges can help avoid damage to vehicle interiors.

To determine how much length you need to safely and comfortably maneuver, consult the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines for ramp construction. Many companies who sell ramps have ADA experts who can assist you in this process.

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