Not all homes are wheelchair-accessible. Portable wheelchair ramps help wheelchair users overcome the barriers posed by single steps or door thresholds and access buildings independently. Established NYC-based suppliers of mobility equipment offer innovative portable ramps from leading manufacturers such as EZ-Access and Prairie View Industries. Made of lightweight materials and foldable like a suitcase, these ramps are ideal for use around the home or with motor vehicles such as trucks or minivans.
Portable suitcase model ramps and tri-fold ramps can overcome short lengths of stairs either from a driveway to a front door, or be used for accessing differing levels in a home environment. As far as possible, reliable suppliers will set up ramps following Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines to ensure safety and ease of use.
Types of portable ramps available in New York City:
- Suitcase model – This easy-to-use ramp model is ideal for use in a variety of applications including stairs, cars, trucks, and other low to moderate rises. The unique design of these ramps allows them to quickly split into two pieces, making them easier and lighter to carry and store.
- Threshold ramps – Made of aluminum and rubber materials, these lightweight ramps can improve access in your wheelchair or scooter to your doorway, walk-in shower and raised landings. Ideal for both commercial and residential applications, they are portable, durable and easy to install.
- Multifold ramps – These comprehensive ramps can accommodate wheelchairs and scooters with various wheel configurations. They allow rear door access on utility trailers, SUVs, and vans. Easy to carry and store, these units come with a safety DVD and steel security pins.
- Solid aluminum units – An excellent choice as a temporary option, this solid one piece aluminum wheelchair ramp is ideal for scooters, walkers, wheelchairs, canes and crutches. This 6” ramp features an 850 pound weight capacity and can easily accommodate wider chairs.
While choosing a wheelchair ramp for your home, make sure to consider factors such as type, width, weight capacity, handrails and ramp angle. Reliable vendors will help you choose the right ramp system to suit your requirements.