Summer is everyone’s favorite time to soak up the warm weather after the cold slip away. Parties are being thrown; kids are outside playing; but for those with mobility challenges, there isn’t always a guarantee they’ll be able to enjoy it with everyone else.
Doorways indoor and out, stairs, uneven surfaces, and more pose accessibility challenges that those without mobility concerns should consider when hosting an event. Allowing your home or event space to be fully accessible to everyone at your gathering promotes inclusion among all guests so that no one feels left out from the fun.
An easy solution to this problem is to create accessible paths using a lightweight, easy-to-set-up portable ramp or threshold ramp that will allow everyone to access the event space such as a backyard, deck, or patio.
These solutions do not only work for larger get-togethers, but also for everyday life and casual visits. It may be just being able to sit out on the porch to watch grandchildren play, or watch a sunset. Anything to enjoy the summer air while it’s still around can help create a healthier, happier life for you and your loved ones.
Benefits of Getting Outdoors
On top of inclusion, getting outdoors whether it’s to enjoy the day or to join guests, has health benefits for all. According to a global study published in Stroke Smart magazine, spending time outdoors and enjoying nature can have many health benefits, including reduced risk of:
- Type II diabetes
- Cardiovascular disease
- Premature death
- High blood pressure
Getting outdoors can also promote your overall health: When you go outside, you are being exposed to a diverse variety of bacteria that is only present in natural areas. These bacteria may benefit you by building your immune system and reducing inflammation.
Additionally, high blood pressure and diabetes are the leading cause of stroke, and this study says by simply immersing yourself in the outdoors, you can help reduce your risk of developing these conditions. However, to be able to do this on your own, accessibility solutions may need to be in place.
Summer Activities That May Require Portable or Transitional Ramps
- BBQs or cookouts
- Pool parties
- Birthday parties
- Family reunions
- General outdoor play & enjoyment
Amramp’s portable ramps are the perfect solution for making low rise entrances indoor and outdoor accessible for those with mobility challenges including wheelchairs and mobility scooters. Portable ramps feature an easy-carry handle and are foldable and easy to store, making them perfect to have on hand for gatherings. Available sizes range from 2 to 12 feet, and two styles are available – suitcase and trifold. To get full details on length, weight, and size, click here: portable ramps information page.
Threshold ramps are ideal for those utilizing wheelchairs, mobility scooters or walkers to navigate through doorways and raised landings. Amramp’s products are ADA-compliant, 100% green, and customizable to help blend into your current environment. This product is available in three widths and can quickly be installed.
If you’re looking for accessibility solutions for your home or event, contact Amramp’s accessibility experts for more information, or to schedule a free evaluation, call 888-715-7598