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Technical Requirements for Ramps: An Analysis of Current Standards and Literature

RESNA 1995

Author: Guerette, P., Sanford, J., Jones, M., Story, M. F.
Type: Conference Paper
Year: 1995

Abstract:

Current standards for ramp slope and length have generally been established on performance of young, strong male wheelchair users. However, evidence suggests that current standards may not be appropriate for a whole range of older users and users with more severe functional limitations. A literature review was conducted of previous ramp evaluations and government standards to recommend ramp specifications, previous populations evaluated and methodologies used to evaluate ramp performance. Findings of the literature review are presented.

Further Details

Publish Dates: 9-14 June 1995
Pages: 3
Accession Number: November, 2010
Keywords: ramp, assisted device
Reads: 134
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