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TEXAS RAMP PROJECT

WHAT Free handicapped ramps, wheelchair ramps installed for seniors and the disabled.
WHYSeniors or the disabled are able to have home wheelchair ramps installed so that they can continue to live safely and independently with fewer mobility issues, prevent accidents and falls thereby helping them to maintain a higher quality of life for a longer period of time. To ensure elderly home safety and to ensure that emergency responders have access to senior homes in case of emergency.
WHERETexas Ramp Project.
Kiwanis Club.
Dallas,Texas, USA.


Program Description


"It fills a huge human need...the people we help are imprisoned in their houses because of a two-foot drop. In three hours we can make an enormous difference in a person's life."

-Rob Britton, American Airlines Director of Advertising and Texas Ramp Volunteer source American Way Magazine.

The Texas Ramp Project relies on volunteers, individual donations, organizations such as churches and other groups and corporate partners to provide funding for ramps, building materials, and office facilities required to build free ramps for seniors and the disabled.

Applications for free ramps for seniors and the disabled are accepted online at the Texas Ramp Project website.

The Texas Ramp Project offers sponsors a chance to Adopt-A-Ramp. Individuals and organizations can help seniors by sponsoring the cost of a free ramp. Details of the adopted ramp are provided and sponsors like they can also participate in the ramp construction if they wish. A ramp donation can be any amount and is tax deductible.
source:texasramps.org

Some of the reported benefits of free ramps installed for the elderly include:

-Seniors taking more trips to get medical care such as doctor's visits and dialysis treatments.
-Seniors having increased mobility and more choice in daily activities.
-Seniors reconnecting with their friends and communities.
-Seniors accessing social service programs.
-Seniors being supported to age in place and stay in their own communities rather than having to make a decision of moving into costly assisted living facilities.
-Ramps are crucial in the case of emergencies so that elderly and emergency first responders are able to enter and exit the home quickly and safely.

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HOW TO BUILD A RAMP:


Ramps.org -
Layout Considerations for Building a Ramp - covers the many factors needed to be considered when deciding on a ramp system. Where to Buy a Ramp and the various choices including: Aluminum Ramps, Portable Ramps, Threshold Ramps, Galvanized Steel Wheelchair Ramps, Concrete Deck Wheelchair Ramps, Van Ramps, Non Skid Treads, Portable, Permanant etc.

Lowes - How to Build A Wheelchair Ramp Guide:
-Considerations before designing and starting construction a wheelchair ramp
-Planning the Ramp
-Home Entry, Space Limitations and Obstacles that Impact Ramp Design
-Ramp Slope and Size
-Building Codes
-Is Ramp Compliant with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards for Accessible Design -Handrails and Spindles
-Ramp Materials

Home Wheelchair Ramp Project- How to build RAMPS for Home Accessibility: A Design and Construction Manual covers topics such as:

-Community Participation in building a free ramp
-Ramp Design Overview
-Getting a Ramp Built and Points to Consider
-Good and Bad Ramps
-Slope and Safety of Ramps
-Landings
-Rampway Widths and Running Surface Features
-Layout Issues
-Ramp Construction Methods
-Ramp Codes and Permits
-Boardwalks
-Guardrail/Handrail
-Straight Ramp
-Ramp with Right Angle
-180 Degree Ramp


Find out more about theTexas Ramp Project

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