Wheelchair Lift 101: Basic Lift Installation, Operation, and Maintenance

Platform lifts, also known as wheelchair lifts, provide accessibility solutions to individuals who are either convalescent or disabled, making it possible for them to enter, exit, or negotiate the architectural barriers of a location. However, many first time owners are unaware of the proper installation, use, and maintenance of a wheelchair lift. PROPER INSTALLATION It…
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Parts and Features of a Platform Lift

Putting it Together Most platform lifts come custom built for each situation: the position of the entrance, the direction a gate opens, etc. To demonstrate how a lift comes together, below is a quick review of 11 common parts, features and options that are available when choosing a platform lift. For further terminology see our…
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Differences Between Wheelchair Lifts and Elevators

An Accessible Distinction Though there are a number of similarities, platform lifts and elevators differ on one major defining point: accessible design. Below, we explore details of both platform lifts and elevators, as well as provide a few common examples of each and their main noticeable attributes. Platform Lifts Platform lifts, also known as wheelchair…
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Choosing a Wheelchair Lift

Choosing a wheelchair lift often seems like a stressful and complicated process. However, in order to ease the tension, provided below is the What, Who, When, Where, Why and How of Wheelchair Lift Shopping. For more information, see our platform lift comparison chart. What is a Wheelchair Lift? Also known as a platform lift, wheelchair…
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