Monday, March 5, 2007


We have been thinking about history a lot lately as we appreciate all the various tools and devices that exist for our comfort and independence. So much of what exists in a fairly refined form now, undoubtedly started as an idea cobbled together with twine and a nail. Ramps, for instance, are a natural and common part of our every day lives, especially since the passing of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) in the 1990s. In times gone by, of course, a slab of wood propped against the step or threshold served the purpose. Many ramps today are still made of wood, although the so-called portable ramps of aluminum are increasing popular. They come in all manner of sizes and shapes. Threshold ramps are designed specifically to do just that, cover thresholds. Their length, weight and shape make them a cinch to install. Solid ramps are wider and offer a broader surface for maneuvering whether on a wheelchair, crutches or simply on foot. The multifold variety are for bigger lengths. Their portability makes this selection a natural for taking with you on trips or to the cabin in the mountains. See some of the many options available to you on our Web site.
Do you have a favorite thing that you can’t imagine living without? Is it homemade or store bought? Tell us about it.

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