Did you know that 560,000 of the estimated 2 million people with disabilities don’t leave their homes due to transportation difficulties? Unfortunately, even with the Americans with Disability Act of 1990 governing the rights of persons with disabilities, public transit businesses and local authorities—knowingly or not—infringe upon these individuals’ rights.
Accessibility features such as stairlifts—whose global market is projected to reach US$1.3 billion by 2027—provides a practical and manageable alternative for people with disability. Check out this blog about the challenges people with disabilities face in using public transit and how local Pennsylvania region authorities and transit businesses can step in.
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If you have mobility limitations, getting around in public is hard enough – you don’t want to face the same obstacles in moving around your own home. During the summer months in particular, outdoor stairs may pose difficulties in spending time with loved ones on the porch or in the yard. If these problems sound familiar, a vertical platform lift may be the solution for you.
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If you or a loved one is dealing with mobility issues, tools such as wheelchair ramps, stair lifts and chairlifts can offer you new levels of safety and independence. Continue reading "How to Build a Wheelchair Ramp"
Contrary to some beliefs, America’s seniors are a diverse group. But no matter where they live, how they worship or who they vote for, America’s senior citizens tend to have one thing in common: they like the idea of aging in place. The senior safety tips below will help make that possible.
In other words, they want to remain in their home as they get older. Continue reading "Autumn Senior Safety Tips – Part #1"
Thanks to the Americans with Disabilities Act, most public places are designed with people who use wheelchairs in mind: ramps or ground-level entry ways, handicap parking, automatic doors.
But when it comes to your home, it’s a different story. Chances are your house wasn’t designed with wheelchair use in mind. And that can be a problem if you or a loved one finds themselves needing a wheelchair to get around.
At Pennsylvania Stair Lifts, this is the type of thing we think about all the time. Making homes more wheelchair-friendly is our business. That’s why we’ve put together these tips for making your home wheelchair accessible.
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