There are many people who use wheelchair ramps, either because they can't stand for long periods of time or because their legs don't operate in a proper fashion. Wheelchair ramps are inclined planes which facilitate those who use wheelchairs to access their homes or other buildings.
Being able to get in and out of your house or access businesses is something many take for granted. The slope of threshold ramps is important because certain angles are too difficult to maneuver from a wheelchair.
Both portable and modular ramps take this into consideration in their design. Permanent ramps, whether modular or wooden, must be designed to take this into account.
Laws have been implemented to help protect wheelchair users when businesses install ramps, ensuring that this slope is within specifications. Every person's disability is different. The functionality of any wheelchair ramp is only advantageous if designed with them in mind.
Since disabled people use these ramps in various capacities like getting in and out of vehicles, into buildings or to access the entrances of public places or even the street, it's very important to keep their needs in mind.
There are several different types of wheelchair ramps including portable, modular, wooden and vehicle. Portable ramps can be folded and used to overcome smaller hurdles like a couple of entry stairs.