Tag: Wheelchair Ramp
Rachelle Friedman Chapman – known by many as “the paralyzed bride” – is calling attention to the way people park in and around handicap-accessible spaces.
Chapman, who lives in Knightdale, shared a recent experience in a Facebook post Wednesday showing an SUV in a handicap space parked across the line, into the section designated for wheelchair access.
Chapman was unable to use the wheelchair ramp to her own SUV because the other vehicle was parked outside its boundary.
This video shows how basic access to a public space, can make a world of difference if you are physically-challenged.
A few Charlottetown businesses will soon be more accessible thanks to a new program that bridges a gap that kept some customers out in the past.
Spinal Cord Injury P.E.I. is providing the brightly coloured ramps so businesses can become more accessible. The StopGap Community Ramp Project originated in Ontario, but the P.E.I. group brought the idea here.
Ramps are typically built in order to improve home accessibility for people who can’t use stairs or need a gentler, less stressful way to enter or leave their home. A successful home accessibility project requires careful planning in order to be certain that the ramp meets the home occupant’s needs, complies with local building requirements, is safe and sturdy, and is safe for use in all types of weather.
Consider the following before you begin the design and construction of a wheelchair ramp. Questions such as:
- Who’s the primary user?
- What type of assistive device does the person use (cane, crutches, walker, manual or electric wheelchair)
- Will the person’s abilities change?
- What are the local zoning requirements?
These are just a few of the questions that must be addressed before you begin your project. The following information should guide you in this process.
Gatehouse Custom Access Ramp System offers a simple, stylish, easy-to-install product to make homes more accessible
MOORESVILLE, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Lowe’s, the world’s second-largest home improvement retailer, announced today at the International Builders’ Show its entrance into the do-it-yourself ramp market, with an affordable, configurable ramp system. The Gatehouse Custom Access Ramp System makes accessibility attractive and easy as life’s needs change. The program will be available to consumers in Lowe’s stores and on Lowes.com in spring 2012.