Although the elevator was designed as a way to transport goods between the different floors of multi-story buildings, they have become an integral part of modern society. In fact, those with disabilities or a wheelchair dependency will often find themselves reliant on the elevator in order to travel between just one story of a building, never mind skyscrapers. Here at Elevators, we have a variety of options when it comes to wheelchair accessibility and in this blog, we’ve decided to go over the top three. Read on to find out more…
The Home Elevator
As the most modern way to implement accessibility inside a residential property, the home elevator is one of the most effective wheelchair lifts on the market. After all, old-fashioned British homes have incredibly steep staircases that can leave people with a disability confined to the bottom floor of their home. Luckily, a home elevator is a cost-effective solution that can simultaneously add an elegant touch to the interior of a property.
With a 13-metre vertical travel limit, a platform lift is an enclosed type of elevator that allows wheelchair users to navigate buildings with a single floor. Whilst they are not as advanced as traditional passenger lifts, a platform elevator is a safe, cost-effective and stylish solution to accessibility that can be easily installed in a variety of public buildings.
Inclined Platform Elevator
Multiple staircases can be very difficult for wheelchair users to navigate; however, a handful of steps are often considered a nuisance. After all, a ramp is often much more cost effective to install. Luckily, an inclined platform lift is a non-enclosed solution to wheelchair accessibility as they can be tucked away when not in use. This makes them the perfect solution for both indoor and outdoor locations with minimal space to work with that need to improve the wheelchair accessibility that they provide.
Using an elevator as a wheelchair user can be daunting which means that safety must be considered the number one priority during the manufacturing process. After all, enclosed passenger lifts tend to be more comforting whereas inclined platform lifts often involve a bar and breaks to secure the chair. Luckily, all of our elevators here at Elevators Ltd are made with safety in mind in order to offer our clients the security they deserve. To find out more information, get in contact with the best lift company around and ask a member of the Elevators Ltd team about our wheelchair elevators today!