Installing wheelchair ramps and providing access to parts of the home, office or other premises that would otherwise be out of reach for wheelchair users is crucial in handing back individuals’ independence. These adjustments should conform to all wheelchair and access regulations, and specialists such as K5 have put together a host of solutions for users that meet stringent legislation while providing functionality and ease of use. Their lightweight construction ensures strength but easy pick-up, meaning they can be taken anywhere comfortably.
Many of K5’s wheelchair ramps fold away into a briefcase size, complete with a carry handle, in a matter of seconds. And they are easy to set-up in timely fashion as well. They have also launched a range of innovative wheelchair lifts that provide convenient and dignified access for people with disabilities into buildings where access has until now been restricted or completely unavailable.
BS 8300:2001 is a regulation regarding the design of buildings and their approach to the needs of disabled people. It is a source of best practice for architects, builders, landlords and facility managers. It encourages design solutions that enable ease of access for wheelchair users to public buildings such as schools, theatres, shops etc.
The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (c 50) is an Act of the Parliament that states that it is unlawful to discriminate against people in respect of their disability in terms of employment, the provision of goods and services, education and transport. It is a civil rights law, and ensures that disabled people are not inhibited in the life that they can lead.
If you are seeking the services of a wheelchair service provider, make sure that you work with an organisation that adheres to all wheelchair ramps and access regulations, and who strive to make the life of disabled people that little bit easier. One organisation that strives to do this is K5.