Wheelchair Lifts in Arkansas Wheelchair lifts are more affordable than elevators, and much easier to use than ramps. Wheelchair platform lifts. These are simple mechanical platforms to easily move both wheelchair and occupant from one level to another. Often such a lift can be installed without the presence of a dedicated hoistway, which is required for a full-blown elevator. Wheelchair lifts take up much floor space are far more space-conscious than basic devices such as ramps.
Platform type lifts can be installed indoors or outdoors, vertically or inclined over existing stairs – there are even portable models available for temporary venues such as concert stages.