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In a meeting or an event that is open to the public, it is important to ensure accessibility for all attendees, including wheelchair users. The Americans Disability Act (ADA) provisions or accessibility requirements must be met to allow people with mobility challenges to easily navigate stairs, curbs, thresholds, platforms, narrow passages, risers, and other elevation changes.
Ascension, a Tucson, AZ-based company helps meets this challenge with a wide range of portable wheelchair lifts. Blending versatile design and functionality, these lifts raise and lower vertically like a permanent lift and can be moved when needed to various locations, thereby saving time and preserving floor space.
These lifts are ideal for multiple same-day events. They can be moved quickly and require as little as 5-1/2 feet of linear space to replace up to 65 feet of ramp. As a result they can be set up at various stages on the same day. The user-friendly Ascension lift can be rolled by a single person to any location at a venue and set up in just 10 to 15 minutes.
Compared to industrial-looking ramps, these new lifts offer several advantages. These add class and elegance to the stage by incorporating see-through design elements and quality materials. Replacing a ramp with an Ascension platform lift can differentiate a venue and add prestige to the event.
Permanent fixtures are not considered an economical option for organizers preparing for multiple events wherein the audiences and venues continuously change. Permanent fixtures are too costly and inflexible while temporary ramps consume lot of space and involve time and labor to set up. For instance, both permanent and temporary access ramps require 1 foot of horizontal run for every 1 inch of vertical elevation (a 1:12 slope), plus a 5-foot landing for every 30 feet of horizontal run. They can result in considerable delay in event set-up and strike time, which in turn, can make booking multiple same-day events extremely challenging.
The significant growth in the aging community has increased the need for wheelchair access. However, it is practically impossible to know when or where to provide access to a stage, riser or elevated area for mobility challenged individuals. Portable lifts resolve such issues as they can be moved quickly and need very little space to replace up to 65 feet of ramp (for a 60 inch stage, for example). Here are some of the advantages of Ascension wheelchair lifts
The portable wheelchair lift can be easily adjusted to a variety of stage or platform heights based on the requirements of the event. It provides access to elevations from 0-60″ to accommodate 12″, 16″ and 24″ meeting-risers and main event stages from 36-60″. The device features a low profile and no obstructive towers that provide a clear view of the stage to the audience.
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