Elevator & Lift Resources for Schools
School Lift & Elevator Resources
Inclusion within an educational environment goes beyond the rights protected by the ADA. Educational facilities are required to provide equal access to those with mobility impairments. Providing an accessible route and accessible means of egress is important to a safe and accessible administration of education.
There are several options available to provide accessibility in a school or other educational facility. Each provides its own advantages and disadvantages.
Talk to your local elevator contractor to determine which solution is the most appropriate for your project.
Symmetry Accessibility Options for SCHOOLS
Symmetry’s vertical platform lifts are a great mobility product for schools from people who understand that multiple floors don’t have to be an obstacle.
The Symmetry Hybrid platform lift, looks and feels like an elevator, but operates like a lift and may be used in a school setting.
More on Elevators & Lifts for Schools
Providing an accessible route and accessible means of egress in school buildings is important to a safe and accessible administration of education.
The Limited Use, Limited Application elevator (LU/LA) is an elevator designed to provide access in low occupancy/low rise commercial buildings.
In settings where a small commercial elevator is needed, like a school building, a limited use/limited application (LU/LA) elevator may be a perfect fit.
A Vertical Wheelchair Lift or Vertical Platform Lift (VPL) is an accessibility device which provides versatility for use in buildings such as schools or education buildings.
You have taken the time to plan the best accessible route, and done your best to know the local building and accessibility codes, but have you reached out to the people with the most knowledge of accessibility in your local market; the installing distributor?
When designing or altering a building with vertical barriers, compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and/or the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) is critical.
Did you know that twenty-two years prior to the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the federal government was already making strides to increase accessibility in federally funded building projects?
While sometimes blurred, ADA compliance and compliance with building code are not the same thing. When determining what access is required for your project, it is important to understand how they work together and what distinctions exist.