Ramp Buyer's Guide
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How to Measure for Wheelchair Ramp

Calculations apply not only to walkers, manual wheelchairs, power wheelchairs and scooters, but also to individuals that may have impaired walking due to injury, amputation, surgery, or balance issues.

The incline chart below will help calculate the length of ramp needed for most situations and settings.
However, keep in mind that a 1" rise will require about 12" of ramp length to be ADA compliant. That's an angle of only 4.8 degrees. In most home care settings that's a difficult rule to follow. It's not uncommon to find more realistic angles of 8-18 degrees depending on the type mobility device being used.

IMPORTANT:
Consult your equipment's owner guide to see what degree of incline is recommended.
A typical Power Wheelchair recommended incline capability is about 9 degrees.
Pushing a manual wheelchair can be difficult or easy depending on: ramp length + patient weight.


(all measurements in degrees)







16.5 34"







15.5 32"







14.5 30"






17.0 13.5 28"






15.7 12.5 26"





16.6 14.5 11.5 24"





15.2 13.2 10.6 22"




16.1 13.8 12.0 9.6 20"




14.5 12.4 10.8 8.6 18"



15.5 12.8 11.0 9.6 7.7 16"


17.0 13.5 11.2 9.6 8.4 6.7 14"


14.5 11.5 9.6 8.2 7.2 5.7 12"

16.1 12.0 9.6 8.0 6.8 6.0 4.8 10"

14.5 10.8 8.6 7.2 6.2 5.4 4.3 9"

12.8 9.6 7.7 6.4 5.5 4.8 3.8 8"
17 11.2 8.4 6.7 5.6 4.8 4.2 3.3 7"
14.5 9.6 7.2 5.7 4.8 4.1 3.6 2.9 6"
12 8.0 6.0 4.8 4.0 3.7 3.0 2.4 5"
9.6 6.4 4.8 3.8 3.2 2.7 2.4 1.9 4"
7.2 4.8 3.6 2.9 2.4 2.0 1.8 1.4 3"
2' 3' 4' 5' 6' 7' 8' 10'

RISE IN INCHES
RAMP LENGTH IN FEET
(all measurements in degrees)


Ramp incline chart:
Ramp incline chart



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