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Wheelchair Lift Research

The Ascension Difference reflects a customer-centric approach to design and an uncompromising commitment to building a fully accessible world.

The Ascension Difference

Commitment to People, Commitment to Place Ascension’s customer-centric approach to design and uncompromising commitment to building a fully accessible world is what separates Ascension platform lifts from all others....

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Every accessibility situation is unique & Ascension recognizes the need for customization by offering a variety of custom lift options for all of our lifts.

Ascension: Providing Custom Solutions For Unique Challenges

In the accessibility business, every situation is unique. That’s why wheelchair lift customization is so important. At Ascension, we recognize our clients’ diverse needs and provide a variety of lift customization options to meet each challenge. Below, we explore the lifts and the many options that make Ascension the leader in accessibility solutions:...

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Ascension's Protege and Virtuoso wheelchair lifts are available as portable or permanent models.

Portable or Permanent Wheelchair Lifts

Should I Choose a Portable Wheelchair Lift or a Permanent One? Even if you are familiar with vertical platform lifts (VPLs), you may be unfamiliar with portable (also known as “relocatable”) lifts. Ascension portable wheelchair lifts are easy to move, safe, reliable, and attractive....

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Choose a Wheelchair Lift Blog Series - Part 1: Basic Research

Choose a Wheelchair Lift – Part 1: The Iceberg Syndrome

When it comes to large purchases or investments, making an informed decision is key to getting the most for your money. Researching and asking questions are necessary elements getting the necessary information to make an informed decision. This process is even more important when considering purchasing a niche product, such as a wheelchair lift. We have created a three part series on how to choose the right vertical wheelchair lift and here is part one: ...

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Choose a Wheelchair Lift - Part 2: What are your

Choose a Wheelchair Lift – Part 2: Hidden Needs

As we pointed out in Part 1, all platform lifts are not created equal. While they all raise a wheelchair from Point A to Point B… that only accounts for about 10% of the facts, the ones that are easy to see. However, like an iceberg, 90% of the facts lie beneath the surface. Now that we have looked at some of the basics of the ADA, the ADAAG, and wheelchair lifts in general, it’s time to examine how to determine which lift will be the best fit for your facility. ...

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Choose a Wheelchair Lift - Part 3: What are your Options?

Choose a Wheelchair Lift – Part 3: Options

After going through Part 2, it probably seemed like we could go on forever with the questions. Truthfully, we probably could…but we won’t. ...

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Ascension wheelchair lifts are manufactured with 39% recycled steel.

Environmental Practices

For over 20 years, Ascension has been designing and manufacturing wheelchair lifts that contribute to environmentally friendly business practices, and to the efficient use of natural resources. ...

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Image of building using a long ramp for wheelchair accessibility.

Is a Cheap Lift Enough?

Is it better to make a $5,000 accessibility mistake or a $75,000 wheelchair lift investment? Congratulations! You’ve begun your research for wheelchair lifts! But now you’ve realized you have some questions. If your first question is “How much does a wheelchair lift cost you’re not alone. However, you may not like the answer: “It depends.” ...

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