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An Ascension Virtuoso wheelchair lift is set up next to a stage for use at a graduation ceremony.
The Ascension Virtuoso being used at a university to provide access to a slight elevation change for students.
Colleges and universities are perfect customers for the Ascension wheelchair lifts.

Where is Ascension located?

Ascension wheelchair lifts are used by some of the most prominent colleges and universities all over the world. To see a list of these locations, download the flyer below.

Ascension in Higher Education

What are customers saying?

Here is just a sample of our customer testimonials from a few satisfied college and university officials who know what you can expect from the Ascension experience:


“I just wanted to let you know how well the Ascension Portable Wheelchair Lift is working out for Penn State University. We have used it for our graduation ceremonies at the Main Campus, as well as at several commonwealth locations. The lift has worked flawlessly each and every time and the users appreciate the ease and independence of operation. The lift is definitely everything your company says it is. Our purchase of the Ascension Lift has greatly increased the access for our University Community and I would strongly recommend it to anyone.”

Stew Koontz, Facilities Access Coordinator
Penn State University
University Park, PA


“The Ascension Lift, located at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hanna House on Stanford University Campus, has been working well for over 3 years. We have not had any problems with the lift. Maintenance is easy as described by the O & M manual provided. I would recommend the Ascension Lift to others needing access to a building or site.”

Kathleen Baldwin, Facilities Manager
Stanford University
Stanford, CA


“We are thrilled with our new Ascension lifts! They look great and are easy to work with. The larger casters make them extremely portable. They can be set up to operate at any height in a matter of minutes and the multiple control panels make them convenient for anyone to use. Patrons that have used these lifts feel much safer than in the lifts we’ve had in the past. Definitely the right choice for our building.”

Lynda Reinhart, Director, Stephen C. O’Connell Center
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL


“I worked with your company 15 years ago to purchase the portable lift. We still have the lift and it is still operational. When we need to use the room for events that do not require a stage it is so easy to move to a store room where it will be completely out of sight. We have had to make one repair to the switch and the parts were easy to identify and order. The lift has been a great asset to the operations.”

Debbie Matthews, Building Superintendent
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL


“The Ascension Portable Wheelchair Lift has been used at our Commencement Ceremony on the Quad for the last six years. The portability, reliability and easy set-up had been a priority when we purchased the lift. Now, my only priority is setting up 11,000 chairs. Good Product, Ascension!”

Thomas Lean, Assistant Director Facilities Operations
University of Nevada Reno
Reno, NV


“Went to the graduation while Abigail was graduating. She came off the stage with tears of joy. I was told this was not only because of her 5 years of hard work, but also because she was on stage to receive her diploma with everyone else. I was also thanked by her Mother and relatives and the head of the charity that paid for the lift, who told me he did not think it could be done.”

J. Marc Barry, Director
SSL Access
Glasgow, Scotland
Project: University of St Andrews


“We recently bought an Ascension Vertical Wheelchair Lift and are extremely pleased with our purchase. Everyone who sees or uses the lift is impressed. Not only does it look good, it works well, and the fact that the walls are see through is appreciated by all that use the lift. The Ascension representatives were a great help with my purchase. Not only did they help me define my needs, they also arranged for me to visit another of their customers to view a similar lift before I placed my order. I wish all companies had such helpful and courteous staff!”

Janet Xavier, Manager, Building Operations
University of Toronto Scarborough
Toronto, ON Canada

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