Frequently Asked Questions about Ramps and ADA – the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

Does Roll-A-Ramp® comply with ADA guidelines?

Yes it does. If you need to meet ADA specifications in the construction of your ramp, please let us know.

Does the ramp for my home or other use need to meet ADA standards?

In short, no. ADA specifications apply to permanent ramps on commercial property. As a portable ramp that can be left in place for short or long periods of time, our ramps do not require permits and do not have to meet ADA requirements. Work with us or one of our excellent dealers to make sure you receive the right ramp solution for your unique need.

How long should my ramp be?

ADA guidelines require ramps to have 1-foot of length per 1-inch of rise and 36″ of width. However, this length is typically not needed in most locations nor is it feasible in many homes. The ramp length you need will depend on your situation and individual requirements. Please contact Roll-A-Ramp® with any questions you may have.

Please call for a full evaluation before purchasing a ramp.

Roll-A-Ramp® will provide personal evaluations over the phone at NO COST. If you are able to email us photos of your home or location where access is needed, it will help us better visualize what you are trying to accomplish. We genuinely care about helping our customers with their accessibility needs. This means we will take the time to listen to our customers to make sure we understand the access situation rather than simply selling a product off the shelf.

For more information on ADA guidelines, check out these online resources:

U.S. Department of Justice Americans with Disabilities Homepage

Americans with Disabilities Act – Wikipedia

ADA National Network

ADA Compliance


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