Making — Wheelchair accessibility ramp

Our Production Tech 12 class built a wheelchair accessibility ramp so that every student can cross the stage to receive their diploma.

Through the project, we are constructing this to code, so that students have experience making something that is constrained by outside factors. Some of the constraints are:

We are using construction techniques that are very similar to usual deck construction techniques, with the following exceptions:

Evaluation

The ramp is constructed out of 6 major section plus removable railings. Most of the ramp sections are constructed as follows:

Completed wheelchair ramp
Completed wheelchair ramp source [sketchup]
Exploded view of the deck
Exploded view of the deck source [sketchup]
Ramp section 28-36 inches tall
Ramp section 28-36 inches tall source [sketchup]
Ramp section 20-28 inches tall
Ramp section 20-28 inches tall source [sketchup]
Ramp section 12-20 inches tall
Ramp section 12-20 inches tall source [sketchup]
Ramp section 5x5 foot landing
Ramp section 5x5 foot landing source [sketchup]
Ramp section 4-12 inches tall
Ramp section 4-12 inches tall source [sketchup]
Ramp section 0-4 inches tall
Ramp section 0-4 inches tall source [sketchup]