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When should I use a Ramp vs. a Lift?

If you were a building owner, what accessibility solution would you choose for your facility? Perhaps the least expensive option would be most appealing.

Which would you choose if you were an end user and unable to take the stairs? You most likely would prefer the most reliable and easy to use solution.

Choosing the most appropriate accessibility solution is a decision that should be made by the building owner and their architect based on the application and the needs of the the people who will use the platform lift. You can read detailed discussions of the different uses of ramps and platform lifts in the following articles, writting by Handi-Lift owner and founder, Doug Boydston: Ramps vs Lifts and Ramps vs Lifts Revisited.

For help with your accessibility challenge contact us or 1 – 800-432-LIFT.

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Priscilla Fujimura

In addition to being the Editor-In-Chief of and the Knowledge Base, Priscilla is the Sales Administrator at Handi-Lift Headquarters in New Jersey. She has been at HQ since 2016, coordinating the sales team, running marketing efforts, organizing the office , and planning corporate events.

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