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Easily foldable ramps?

GlobsterGlobster Member Posts: 602 Pioneering
My name is Jay, I am looking where I can get some easily foldable ramps because  I struggle to get restaurants in my electric wheelchair when I am out with my family.
I would really appreciate anyone help and advice  

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  • Pippa_ScopePippa_Scope Member Posts: 5,856 Disability Gamechanger
    edited June 2018
    Hi @Globster, I wonder whether it might be asking the company who supplied your powerchair if they could provide any, as they're likely to know what might be most suitable for you? When I had my powerchair appointment, this was one of the things the company I was with suggested to me.

    Alternatively, this portaramp page might be worth looking at.
  • Jean_OTJean_OT Member Posts: 532 Pioneering
    Hi @Globster
    It is likely that the product that you will need for the described purpose is a 'lightweight suitcase ramp' as they fold up small and are relatively easy to transport. Here is an example:  https://www.lightweight-wheelchairs.co.uk/lightweight-suitcase-ramp.html but if you Google you will find others. They do vary in price a lot, often the cost is related to the quality of materials/workmanship and the more expensive ones will be lighter and stronger but this doesn't necessarily follow. Do check that the weight limit and width of the ramp that you intend to buy to  make sure it suitable for your wheelchair, and also that it's folded weight and dimensions make it feasible to transport and handle. 

    Best Wishes
    Jean 

    Jean Merrilees BSc MRCOT

    You can read more of my posts at: https://community.scope.org.uk/categories/ask-an-occupational-therapist

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