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Elevators, lifts, stair lifts, ramps and ladders help to overcome differences in height.

Characteristics:

  • Used for accessible multi-storey residential areas
  • Suitable for indoor and outdoor use
  • Adaptable to a variety of requirements

Products from other assistive product fields:

Subsections of: Assistive products for vertical accessibility

Assistive products for vertical accessibility

Platforms or enclosures raised and lowered in a vertical shaft that provide a method of transport between two or more vertical levels (e.g. building storeys, floors and ship decks)

Fixed lifting platforms

Lifting devices that use a platform to move people or freight between two or more vertical levels, have no roof, do not lift within a shaft, and are permanently attached to a structure or the ground

Free-standing lifting platforms

Lifting devices that have a self-supporting structure that is not portable and not attached to a structure or the ground, use a platform to move people or freight between two or more vertical levels, have no roof, and do not lift within a shaft

Portable lifting platforms

Lifting devices that have a self-supporting structure that is designed to be portable and not attached to a structure or the ground, use a platform to move people or freight between two or more vertical levels, have no roof, and do not lift within a shaft

Stairlifts with seat

Lifting devices that have a seat unit attached to one or more rails and that follow the shape and angle of the staircase

Stairlifts with platform

Lifting devices that have a platform attached to one or more rails and that follow the shape and angle of the staircase

Portable ramps

Moveable sloping surfaces that bridge a limited gap between two levels

Fixed ramps

Fixed sloping surfaces which bridge a limited gap between two levels