People with mobility issues have difficulty going up and down stairs. Lack of access to the outdoor stairs in a home can be even more disheartening as it robs them of their independence and enjoyment of the outdoors. Outdoor stair lifts overcome the barriers posed by outdoor stairs. They provide older adults and people with disabilities with a safe and comfortable means of access from the main door to the sidewalk or to the garden or boathouse.
Chair lifts for outdoor stairs are quite similar to those for the indoors. The device comprises a motorized seat that moves along a track fitted to the side of the stairs. The lift is unobtrusive in that it can be folded away and parked discreetly when not in use, leaving the stairs free for use by others. The only difference between an outdoor stairlift and one for the indoors is that the former is specifically designed to withstand outdoor elements.