Why Are Wheelchair Ramps Important?

Whether they are found in communal areas, such as shopping centres, or are installed at the entrance of private properties, the function of wheelchair ramps remains the same – to assist those who suffer from mobility-related issues. Not only this, but these appliances do not have an adverse effect on those who do not use them. It is therefore what is known as a ‘win-win’, and we here at Irish Stairlifts are pleased to explain why.

Equal Opportunities In Public

Simply because a person finds it difficult to move around unaided, does not mean that it is acceptable for them to be shunned when designing public spaces. They have as much right as anyone to enjoy full accessibility within the community. In order to ensure that those with limited mobility are taken care of, ramps should become a standard feature of all major public spaces.

Convenience For All

Although the target demographic for these types of ramps are typically for those who struggle with their mobility, it does not necessarily mean that these are the only people that will use them. There is nothing to stop the general public from utilising these installations; whether it is to simply make their walk a little easier, or use it as a personal suitcase ramp, the possibilities are endless.

Enables Independence

This should be considered as one of the primary benefits which are associated with ramps. It is not always financially viable for a disabled person to have round-the-clock assistance from a carer. This should not, however, be something which holds back those who are mobility-challenged. The installation of, for example, a scooter ramp, subsequently means that the previously tedious act of entering the home, made significantly easier.

Increases Resale Value

Whilst, compared to the reasons specified above, this should come as more of an afterthought, it is not something which should be overlooked. The inclusion of mobility aids, such as threshold ramps, can act as a major selling point when putting a property on the market.

Got any questions?

Here at Irish Stairlifts, we continually seek to diversify our product range. Whilst we are proud of the ramps for houses which we craft meticulously, we have cultivated a reputation for being a supplier of a plethora of mobility aids. From motorised wheelchairs or scooters, to the more traditional zimmer frames and walking sticks – you can be sure that we will endeavour to ensure that your needs are well taken care of.

Alongside our premium products, we are also renowned for being unmatched when it comes to customer service. This has been enabled, thanks to a team of dedicated representatives, who work tirelessly to ensure that all incoming queries are responded to promptly and informatively. 


Therefore, if you have any questions about our mobility ramps, we would love to hear from you. You can speak to a member of our team over the phone – just give us a call on 045 892696. Alternatively, You can also send across a message via e-mail, at showroom@irishstairlifts.ie, or through the enquiry form on our website and someone will get back to you as soon as possible to discuss how we can best meet your requirements.