Vehicle Lifts and Ramps
Georgia Institute of Technology. Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access
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Transportation for a person in a manual wheelchair, power wheelchair or scooter involves several issues. Individuals may purchase a vehicle that has already been modified, or they may choose to modify a new or used vehicle. Ramps or lifts can be used to get wheeled mobility aids into the passenger area of the vehicle, into a carrier, on a platform, or in the trunk. There are a variety of ramps and lifts to choose from depending on the vehicle, the mobility aid, and the individual's needs. Additionally, the vehicle may need to be modified to provide sufficient headroom.