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Empowering a Global Society

Ascension's first fully enclosed platform lift, Clarity 16E, will be introduced at the 2017 AIA conference.

Ascension, the division of AGM Container Controls, Inc. (AGM) responsible for designing and manufacturing wheelchair lifts, is unveiling their latest innovation, the Clarity 16E, at the American Institute of Architect’s (AIA’s) Conference (Booth #1224) on Architecture this April in Orlando, Florida. The Clarity 16E is Ascension’s first fully-enclosed platform lift.

The Clarity 16E is capable of providing access for elevation changes between 3’ and 14’. Furthermore, the footprint of the Clarity 16E is 48” wide by 67” deep, making it the narrowest lift suitable for public facilities currently available on the market.

In addition, the Clarity 16E features three sides of unimpaired visibility via its transparent high-impact acrylic windows, providing the lift with a sleek, modern aesthetic that enhances the visual appeal of any facility. This feature is unique to the Clarity 16E, as its machinery cabinet is located on the landing side of the lift instead of along the side of the lift.

Recognizing the importance of accessibility in an increasingly inclusive global society, AGM founded Ascension in 1992 to empower people of all different levels of mental and physical abilities by providing solutions for overcoming architectural barriers. Committed to this cause, Ascension has since evolved to be the industry standard for schools, universities, and entertainment venues worldwide.

The AIA, founded in 1857 by 13 architects in a New York apartment, now has a membership of over 90,000 architects and 260 chapters around the world. Each year, the AIA organizes the Conference on Architecture in order for their members and for industry leaders to network and exhibit the latest design trends, regulations, and products relating to architectural design.

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