Similar to an elevator without a roof, there are two types of wheelchair platform lifts — vertical platform lifts and incline platforms. A vertical platform lift travels in a straight line up and down, while incline platforms travel at an angle usually along a set of stairs.

Vertical Platform Lift

Vertical platform lifts, also called wheelchair lifts, are designed to allow you to easily access different levels of your home or to enter and exit from an elevated doorway. They can lift vertically from just a few inches up to 15 feet.

Incline Platform Lift

An incline platform lift enables you to access your stairway without leaving your wheelchair. The lift is attached to track and mounted vertically to the adjacent stairway. When not in use, the platform can be folded up and stored out of the way.

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