Exterior Change in Level
       
     
Wheelchair Accessible Interior and Exterior Routes
       
     
Guidelines for a Running Slope
       
     
Handrails Are Required When a Single Ramp Run’s Rise Exceeds Six Inches
       
     
Rough-In at an Interior Route
       
     
Two Landings: Front Approach - Pull Side, Inside and Front Approach - Push Side, Outside
       
     
Exterior Change in Level
       
     
Exterior Change in Level
Wheelchair Accessible Interior and Exterior Routes
       
     
Wheelchair Accessible Interior and Exterior Routes
Guidelines for a Running Slope
       
     
Guidelines for a Running Slope
Handrails Are Required When a Single Ramp Run’s Rise Exceeds Six Inches
       
     
Handrails Are Required When a Single Ramp Run’s Rise Exceeds Six Inches
Rough-In at an Interior Route
       
     
Rough-In at an Interior Route
Two Landings: Front Approach - Pull Side, Inside and Front Approach - Push Side, Outside
       
     
Two Landings: Front Approach - Pull Side, Inside and Front Approach - Push Side, Outside

A ramp’s length is a consideration, especially for a building project with a tight budget. A long ramp with a rise of more than 6 inches (152 mm) will require handrails to facilitate the climb. There are ways to avoid that expense.

One alternative is two short ramps with a landing in-between to break up the climb. A second alternative is a flatter, less tiring route with a running slope of 1:20 or less.