There are certain people with disability who can not use their motor skills to access areas themselves. Some people help them in moving here and there and assist them in performing their daily activities and chores of the day.
For such people, traveling to and fro independently becomes a big deal.
Neither is it possible and feasible to climb up and down a muti-storeyed building nor is it viable for a person to lift them or the wheelchair they sit on through the staircase to move them to the next food of the building.
As a solution to this problem, inclined planes are built to move a wheelchair across the storeys of a building known as a wheelchair ramp.
A foldable portable ramp is an inclined plane designed to ease the movement of wheelchairs. As the word suggests, ‘portable’ these ramps can be carried away anywhere while traveling or while moving here and there and can be set up whenever needed.
In this article, we will discuss everything about portable wheelchair ramps.
TYPES OF PORTABLE WHEELCHAIR RAMPS
Before choosing a foldable portable ramp, one must keep in mind various specifications of a ramp such as its size needed, the size of the wheelchair for which it is needed, the weight it can bear and other features.
There are different types of ramps, they are:
Also known as roll-up ramps, these foldable ramps are unkinked and are fixed with a railing at one side. They are feasible for small distances and can cover a length of about three to five feet.
These ramps being compact are quite easy to be ported.
Also,These ramps are largely found at the main entrance of a residence, and provide easy movement for small and packed distances.
SINGLE AND MULTIPLE FOLD RAMPS:
As the name suggests, single-fold foldable ramps are ramps that can be folded into a single layer.
These ramps are quite light in weight but have a high weight lifting capacity.
These ramps suit best for spaces that have an inclination of a moderate level.
Since these ramps can only be folded into a single layer, the transportation of these ramps becomes a little difficult.
As the name suggests, multiple fold ramps can be folded into multiple layers.
They are divided into four sections.
These foldable wheelchair ramps can carry a large amount of weight, fun fact is that these ramps are heavy themselves as well, and so is their capacity.
These ramps ideally cover inclined distances at more than highly moderate inclined positions.
These foldable ramps are another very useful type.
These ramps can be set up when needed and removed when not needed. One has ample options in this type to choose the best one from.
These ramps are temporary and are built keeping in view the fact that they are to be transported, thus, they are made of lightweight material.
BENEFITS OF PORTABLE WHEELCHAIR RAMPS:
EASY TO USE:
Foldable ramps are very easy to use because of their design.
They are designed in such a manner that they offer ease of transportation.
Due to their temporary installation nature, a person with disabled motor skills can access areas that were difficult to access.
Foldable ramps are designed in such a manner that they only need a helper to set up the ramp, once they get a hang of moving around using a ramp they do not need the sympathy of people and can maintain their dignity.
SMALL IN SIZE:
Another benefit that one can derive from movable foldable wheelchair ramps is that they do not occupy very large spaces.
The fact that these ramps are foldable can be used for transportation, they are built of material that does not occupy large space, is light in weight, and comes in a compact size.
Portable wheelchair ramps are built with sturdy material that ensures the safety of the user.
Although one has their own choice in getting their foldable ramp built with the kind of material, aluminum is preferred the most, it is sturdy, strong, and quite safe.
Ramps are built with inhibitors that help to avoid skidding or slipping of the wheelchair on the ramp.
FEASIBLE INSTALLATION AND REMOVAL:
A feature of portable wheelchair ramps is that they are quite easy to set up and remove. Due to the fact that they are portable, their maintenance is also very simple.
The use of a foldable ramp is not only limited to your house, one can use it to move around in other places as well.
The portability of ramps helps the disabled access places easily without any hassle.
These ramps are of great use for disabled people. They will not require anybody to assist them in moving from one place to another. They will help them in feeling self-dependent and maintaining their dignity as well.