Portable access ramp to be showcased to occupational therapists at dedicated event
Secret Access will be using this year’s OT show to showcase its unique Featherweight portable access ramp on stand H65.
The Featherweight portable access ramp is available with a width of 75cm and four lengths ranging from 75cm to 200cm and weighs between 2.6kg and 6.8kg. The ultra-lightweight, non-slip ramp features a simple-to-operate open and close mechanism and is easy to transport and store making it an ideal travel companion for any wheelchair user who may be concerned about the accessibility of buildings they are planning to visit.
As the ramp has been designed to be folded for ease of storage as well as transport, it is also an effective access solution for the home or office as it can be easily stored away in a small cupboard or leant against the wall when not in use.
Secret Access’ Nadege Schiltz commented: “We are delighted to be showcasing our Featherweight access ramp at this year’s OT Show. We believe our ramps offer a unique solution to people requiring help with accessing their home or accessing buildings when they are our and about and having the chance to engage with OT’s from all over the UK over the two days is a fantastic opportunity for us.”
Chris Eliot, from Richmond, is one of a growing number of people across the UK benefitting from using the portable Featherweight access ramps after having his leg amputated which left him reliant on a wheelchair while he recovered. The wheelchair was great for helping Chris get about but when it came to getting into his home, there was the issue of two steps from the path to the front door.
He explained: “The ramps supplied by the NHS were unsuitable as they were so heavy no one could lift them, thankfully we knew about Secret Access having met them at Naidex so promptly ordered 2 Featherweight ramps: 75cm and 200cm long which were ideal as when combined they reached from the path, over both steps and into our hallway.
“These ramps are just amazing, they are so lightweight that myself, my wife or friends can literally lift them with one finger and you can take them out with you so there is no need to worry about accessing building on a day out. I would not hesitate in recommending Secret Access to anybody who uses a wheelchair.”
This year’s OT Show takes place on the 27th-28th of November at the NEC in Birmingham.