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This article was published recently and shows how some simple ideas can save big $$$ while still creating improved accessibility.   “Swing-away off-set door hinges are a great way to increase the clearance space of a door for a wheelchair without the expense of reconstruction to widen the doorway.  Widening a doorway even just a… Read more »

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More interesting statistics from CNN regarding the perspectives of Baby Boomers as they age. LINK

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When working with products related to accessibility service and having representation on the ground near customers is critical. RAM has an extensive dealer partner network and we are fortunate enough to have the Silver Cross Calgary team as one of our committed partners.   Recently Silver Cross exhibited in Calgary, Alberta to highlight their offerings in home medical equipment…. Read more »

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RAM doesn’t attend very many trade shows but the North American Elevator Contractors (NAEC) 65th annual trade show in San Antonio was held last week ad RAM participated in this event.   Although RAM has extensive dealer partner network coverage across North America we are always looking for ways to support customers better and with… Read more »

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This article was published on Forbes and made some interesting points. http://www.forbes.com/sites/ashleaebeling/2014/09/03/is-aging-in-place-a-pipe-dream/   We could not agree more that getting prepared now will give you more options in the future and if someone is planning a renovation accessibility should certainly be a consideration.   Lifts and elevators can be incorporated in ways that make them… Read more »

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For those people with mobility challenges outfitting your home can be a daunting financial expenditure. The Alberta government has a grant program called RAMP (Residential Access Modification Program).   Recently the Alberta government increased the limits of these grants and details can be found a the following link:   RAMP Program   Funding is only… Read more »

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A common inquiry that RAM receives is: “What safety features are included in my residential elevator?”. This is an important question as unlike commercial elevators, residential elevators in most North American jurisdictions are not legally required to meet any specific code and are not required to be inspected upon turn-over to the end user. It is… Read more »

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Elevating devices, such as Vertical Platform Lifts for people in wheelchairs or with mobility challenges, have significant code and regulation in North America. Although there are many manufacturers of this kind of equipment very few work in the commercial building space as this then requires a designer/ manufacturer to work with a extensive set of… Read more »