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Last Updated on July 2, 2012

Happy Woman in a Wheelchair

Although it can be tough living with a disability, wheel-chair friendly technology can enable you to live your life with minimal inconveniences. With a few additions to your home, you can maintain the mobility and independence you need in your life. Here are a few examples of the features and improvements of the kind you’ll find in a wheelchair-ready home:

  • Ramps

The most basic, but still essential, handicap ramps allow easy access up and down stairs. They can also be built to go around corners or cover uneven ground. There are several different types of ramps that homeowners use, including threshold ramps and pathway ramps. The great thing about having a ramp is that it is useful for everyone, not just people who use wheelchairs. If you have friends or family that use walkers or canes, a ramp is just as helpful, or even essential.

  • Stair Lifts

Getting up the stairs may not have been possible for people with disabilities in the past, but these days it’s not a problem. Stair lifts allow easy access between floors by providing a comfortable seat that moves up and down a mechanical track. Even if you’re not in a wheelchair but have some difficulty climbing a staircase, a stair lift will make your life much easier and more pleasant.

  • Wheelchair Lifts

A wheelchair lift is like a small elevator for you and your wheelchair. They’re great for accessing raised areas of a home, traversing small flights of stairs, or overcoming anything else that requires elevation. If there’s a single mechanical addition to a home to make it wheelchair friendly, it’s the wheelchair lift. They’re easily controlled from inside the lift with activation buttons.

If you’re interested in making your home more wheelchair friendly, then Williams Lift Company can help you equip your home. We offer several types of stair lifts as well as handicap ramps. For more information, contact us today.

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