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How to Plan a Path for Your Wheelchair Ramp

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At EZ-ACCESS, we are here to help you choose the best wheelchair ramp pathway for your home. Our innovative products can fit almost any yard or home, and our expert installation will ensure your wheelchair ramp will last for years to come. Today, we’re going to share a few of the things to keep in mind while selecting the best pathway for your home:

Property Lines

Before our experts arrive, check your home’s property lines to ensure that your wheelchair ramp doesn’t overlap your neighbors’ yard, lawn, sidewalk or drive. If you must overlap the sidewalk in front of your house, call the city first to make sure you won’t get a fine for doing so.

Access Point

When our dedicated team comes to your home for installation, the first thing we do is help to determine the best access point. Which door do you want to go in and out of every day? What entry has the most width? The last thing you want is to feel cramped going in and out of your own home, so be sure to choose an area that has plenty of space for you to move around.

The Elements

You don’t want your wheelchair to slip on wet leaves or other debris, so aim to avoid placing your wheelchair ramp under any trees. If possible, position the ramp underneath an awning or porch so it won’t become slick when it rains or snows. Sunlight exposure is also good, as it can quickly dry your wheelchair ramp after a storm, as well as more easily melt the snow.

We’re all about helping our customers increase their mobility. If you or a loved one have difficulty getting around, don’t wait until there’s an accident. Find a nearby EZ-ACCESS dealer today to come out and help you make your home safe and accessible!

It’s a Match with the EZ-ACCESS Lift Matcher

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With so many vehicle lift options out there, finding the lift that works with both your vehicle and your mobility device can be difficult.  EZ-ACCESS is always looking for ways to simplify your accessibility selection process, and the Lift Matcher has done just that for all our new HAULWAY customers.  It’s actually as easy as 1 – 2 – 3.  Follow these steps at www.haulwayliftmatcher.com:

  1. Select your vehicle

Going back as far as 1992, select the year, make and model of your vehicle.

  1. Select your mobility device

Once your exact vehicle is selected, move to finding your mobility device.  There are over 48 mobility device manufacturers to choose from.  Select the manufacturer and then your exact mobility device.

  1. Select your EZ-ACCESS lift

After selecting your mobility device, you’ll notice all HAULWAY lifts display with a green compatible checkmark or a red not compatible x to indicate which products will work for your vehicle and mobility device.

The Lift Matcher not only displays which HAULWAY lift is most compatible with your equipment, it will also provide suggested accessories to make your device transport experience even better.   We’re talking about hitch adapters, swingaway attachments and more.

Finally, when you’re all through determining the right HAULWAY lift for you in three easy steps, you’ll be sent to that HAULWAY’s page to learn about it and find a dealer near you.  The Lift Matcher is a perfect example of what we want for you.  We want you to be easily matched up with accessibilities products that are going to meet your needs perfectly.  If you’re experiencing any difficulty with your accessibility, give us a call and let us help you find the right solution today!

What Makes the HAULWAY® Scooter and Power Chair Lift BEST IN SHOW

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The EZ-ACCESS line of HAULWAY® Scooter and Power Chair Lifts expands independence with its ease of use while saving space and increasing personal mobility. We are committed to diminishing accessibility barriers through quality products, and the HAULWAY® Lite Scooter and Power Chair Lift is no exception.

  1. Expanded Mobility

The HAULWAY® Lite Scooter and Power Chair Lift gives you a sturdy hold while traversing steep inclines as it tilts your wheelchair or scooter. Your daily routine is made easier with the convenience of the Power Lift Chair and gives you the ability to get up and go whenever necessary.

  1. Space Saver

Easily mounted on the rear of your vehicle, the HAULWAY® Lite Scooter and Power Chair Lift opens up the inside of your vehicle for more room.

  1. Simplicity

The HAULWAY® Lite Scooter and Power Chair Lift is specifically designed for ease of use and expedient maneuvering. It is light and compact, while at the same time providing a secure hold and tilt as it operates. If mounted on the back side of your vehicle, the HAULWAY® Lite Scooter and Power Chair Lift simply loads and raises when you’re ready to embark outdoors.

Find a dealer today and make transporting your scooter or wheelchair a breeze with the HAULWAY® Lite Scooter and Power Chair Lift! Also available in Standard or HD, the HAULWAY® Scooter and Power Chair Lift can fit any and all of your mobility needs.

Visit the HAULWAY Lift Matcher to find out which HAULWAY® suits you the best.

Stay Safe with These 3 Platform Lift Enhancements

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At EZ-ACCESS, we are driven by our commitment to provide access solutions that break through barriers of daily life. The Passport Vertical Lift is a great solution for any difficult pathway, porch or platform, providing easy navigation to and from your home. With the addition of Passport Vertical Platform Lift accessories, you can get the most out of your equipment while staying safe and mobile.

 

  1. Passport Top Landing Gate

In order to prevent improper operation as well as keep your rider safe and protected, use the Passport Top Landing Gate. The gate provides an extra precaution, especially during the upcoming winter months. With the combination of a Pathway Connector Kit, the Top Landing Gate can also quickly be connected to a PATHWAY Modular Access System platform.

  1. Passport Platform Safety Rail

Simple installation of the Passport Platform Safety Rail enhances the stability of the rider and the lift’s operator. As snow, sleet, and ice begin to fall, the Platform Safety Rail gives you increased security when loading and unloading the lift.

  1. Passport Platform Weather Guard

Weather debris can cover and clog your platform lift. Keep your equipment clear with the Passport Platform Weather Guard. Using the Weather Guard, the Safety Pan on your Passport Vertical Platform Lift will stay clean and protected with a quick click into place.

 

EZ-ACCESS’s wide variety of product options will help you customize the Passport Vertical Platform Lift to get the most out of your equipment. For even more options, visit ezaccess.com/accessories and enhance your lift and increase your mobility today!

The Right Ramp for the Right Application

While passing through SeaTac International Airport, I was reminded of the need to have the right accessibility product for the right application. I met a couple that each had different accessibility issues and it was clear that neither had the right equipment fo best assist them. They had made their own adjustments to offset the inefficiencies of the equipment that they had, but it was still a tremendous challenge.
Each of the ramps that EZ-ACCESS offers is designed for a purpose. From the Suitcase ramp line designed for portability and travel, to the Pathway line designed for semi-permanent modular home access, each line is for a specific purpose. Finding the right ramp to fit the application is as important as having the right prescription for an illness. Imagine if your doctor prescribed IBS medication for your hypertension! It would definitely be upsetting! The same is true in choosing the right ramp! The wrong ramp can be a definitely burden, rather then being the solution to a specific need. Check out www.ezaccess.com to learn more about choosing the right ramp. Then let us know how it worked for you!
Remember a ramp is not just a ramp; with EZ-ACCESS A ramp is your gateway to freedom.