Asked on Apr 14, 2019

How to make an easy wheel chair ramp?

SethCheryl A

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  • Seth
    on Apr 14, 2019

    Sherry,

    Is this for inside or outside? How high will it need to go? The basic formula is 1 foot of ramp length for each inch of height. This is the maximum slope for a hand propelled wheelchair according to the ADA. If you need to get up three feet of height, that would be 36 feet. It does not have to be a straight ramp. It can make a 90 degree turn half way up. Check out this link to see if it helps. Unfortunately, the easiest solution is the most expensive, which is to buy a prefabricated unit.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WicUn5BPRwg


  • Seth
    on Apr 14, 2019

    The door might still be too steep. Does the door have a flat surface? If not, you could cover it with a piece of plywood, but you would still have to build a frame so it would not slip off the stairs.

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