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Portable Wheelchair Ramps


TOM Developer Groups




Stacey is an electric wheelchair user who likes to go to shops and cafes in her spare time. Many of these types of buildings have a single step at the entrance which makes them inaccessible to wheelchair users. After posing this challenge in the 2016 Makeathon, Stacey came back to the developer groups to further develop the design and improve its safety and usability.


In consultation with Stacey, the team created a portable ramp solution that includes 2 parts that are stored on the side of her wheelchair. When she approaches a curb, Stacey can place the two ramp pieces next to the curb. she drives her chair up and then turns to pick up the pieces and return them to their storage space. 

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Safety Information

To download a digital product file containing open source instructions on how to build the design solution, read and agree to the terms and conditions below.

All digital product files on this page are provided as conceptual designs and were developed by volunteers through a TOM: Melbourne event or program.
The design file is provided in the interest of sharing ideas and promoting collaboration. The design as described in the document(s) has not been tested or assessed for safety. Please do not attempt to use any device built using these instructions without first seeking appropriate professional advice on the safety and suitability of the device for your personal situation. 
TOM: Melbourne are unable to advise on the suitability of any design or device for your personal situation, however if you have general questions relating to the instructions or documentation, please contact us via our  email:


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