Tag Archives: wheelchair ramp

Wheelchair Accessible Yurt in the Blue Ridge Mountains

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Ever hear of a yurt? Well it’s kind of like a very fancy tent that was used by nomads in Central Asia. Recently here in the West they’ve been built for nature lovers that would like a place to stay. Somewhere a cross between the amenities of a log cabin and a tent. They can also be made wheelchair accessible as can be seen by this one in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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Bad Design Style: Case #77

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This is a wheelchair ramp made for a museum in Indonesia. While I appreciate the attempt at accessibility, it’s not perfect.

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Bad Design Style: Case #76

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So this is a restaurant’s solution to make their entrance wheelchair accessible. Sorry but that is not a good solution nor is it ADA compliant. Too steep, too narrow, no guards, and too dangerous.

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Temporary To Permanent Wheelchair Ramp

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I’m going to admit that I’ve never been a hug fan of the aluminum temporary wheelchair ramps. I think they’re not the most structurally sound and don’t look all that great. I prefer the sturdiness and look of wooden ramps with post footings or a concrete ramps. Here is a temporary ramp that was replaced by a wooden one. Constructed by Specialistic Construction, Inc of Highland, Michigan.

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Music City Center Wheelchair Ramps

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Last week I attended a convention in Nashville at the brand new Music City Center. A huge and beautiful facility with many places to go inside. Between two of the levels is a ramped pathway which is wheelchair accessible.

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Bad Design Style: Case #73

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This Bad Design Style article is a little different … it has a happy ending! But first lets start with the bad which is this ramp.

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Wheelchair Accessible House in New Jersey

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Finding a house that’s already wheelchair accessible can be a challenge. Usually at least a few modifications are needed. But there are houses out there that already have wheelchair accessibility like this one in Somers Point, NJ.

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Beautiful Masonry Wheelchair Ramp in New York

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There are few things that look better on the outside of a building than large pieces of masonry. When done right it give the visual of strength and solidity while still looking warm and welcoming.

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