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Question DetailsAsked on 2/11/2018

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LOOKING FOR QUALIFIED INSTALLERS OF ADA RATED GRAB BARS AND WHEELCHAIR / SCOOTER RAMPS

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There is no specific certification or qualification for this, and except for the largest cities few if any companies which specialize in it.


Unless you intend to go through the ADA guidelines and figure out what is needed yourself (which can be toucgh, because federal and state and sometimes local laws all apply), generally getting an Architect with ADA assistance feature design would be your best bet. That person could also probably put you in touch with Remodeling - General Contractor vendors (the applicable Search the List category to find well-rated and reviewed vendors for this) to bid and do your job.


And be SURE to emphasize you are talking wheelchair AND scooter rated - the guidelines for width and turning platform size and slope and surface traction material all vary between those two - scooters require wider and more gentle ramps generally, guide curbs as the bottom so they cannot scrape the user's hands against the railings and to protect against running off the ramp through the guardrail, larger turning/door clearance platforms, better non-skid in the wheel treads, etc.


You said nothing about auto matic door openers (especially for scooter use if going through doors), or better lighting for the ramps and such - remember those too.


Another thing commonly done at the same time - accessible bathrooms and kitchen incliuding wheelchair-accessible sinks/basins, accessible tub/shower and toilet with bars, and emergency help call system (usually wireless on-the-body fob connecting to an autodialer to call for help).

Answered 9 months ago by LCD




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