A stairlift, commonly referred to as a chair lift or stair glider, is a mechanical device used for transporting people and wheelchairs up and down the stairs.
A wheelchair ramp or an inclined plane is often installed in addition to stairs. The ramp allows wheelchair users to easily access a building and move from floor to floor. Most wheelchair ramps are permanent fixtures. However, some people have portable wheelchair ramps. The portable wheelchairs ramps are made of aluminum. They easily fold up and allow the wheelchair user to take the ramp with them.
Platforms lifts are also referred to as wheelchair lifts, vertical lifts, and vertical platform lifts. A platform lift raises or lowers a wheelchair / scooter and its occupant from one level to another. Platform lifts are found in many places including homes, vans, city buses, porches, and public buildings.