It is hard to deny that society caters for able-bodied people much more than they do for the disabled. In fact, it is not uncommon for those who are wheelchair bound or suffering from a chronic illness to be turned away from an establishment because they simply do not have adequate accessibility in place.
Here at Elevators Ltd, we recognise that the law now requires businesses to provide options for wheelchair-reliant people which is why we have put together a few different options…
The elevators that are found in public buildings like shopping centres and hospitals are large enough to fit in multiple wheelchairs at once. After all, it is important that these properties provide the appropriate facilities for every member of society and most commercial lifts even have a weight capacity of 2,000lb.
The majority of UK homes are equipped with steep staircases and, with bungalow numbers limited, being wheelchair-bound can be difficult when you live in a multi-story property. Luckily, the home elevator has gradually increased in popularity and every year more and more homeowners recognise the benefits of having a wheelchair option to hand in the home.
Inclined Platform Lifts
Sometimes a staircase is too small to require an elevator, however that doesn’t mean that wheelchair users are any more able to get around. Luckily, an inclined platform lift is a handy alternative that can be attached to any staircase in order to allow access for the disabled. In fact, it can be folded upright and placed to the side when not in use, so it is never an eyesore or safety concern.
The Equality Act of 2010 states that it is every business owner’s responsibility to provide each member of society with the same opportunities. In fact, the team here at Elevators Ltd try our best to understand the difficulties that wheelchair-bound people may face, which is why we have introduced our accessibility elevator range so there are no excuses.
To find out more information, get in contact with the best lift company around today!