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General Ramp Specifications

General Ramp Specifications - Departments & Programs, UW Medical Foundation, Patient Resources, Social Work Services Quick Guide, Social Work Manual, Housing, Home Modifications


The general ramp specifications provided below are for standard wheelchair measurements. It is important for an individual to know his or her specific wheelchair width since all wheelchair models and makes are different. People who use power wheelchairs, reclining wheelchairs and extra wide wheelchairs must make the necessary increases in these measurements.


101 Mobility - Milwaukee

1900 Airport Road, Unit B, Waukesha, WI
(608) 205-4620

Access to Independence

2345 Atwood Avenue, Madison, WI
(608) 242-8484

A nonprofit organization with a $10 annual membership fee. Provides services to people with disabilities in Dane, Columbia, Green and Dodge counties. Maintains "loan closet" for equipment.

Independence Mobility First Store

2554 Advance Road, Madison, WI
(608) 243-1785

Occasionally has portable donated by previous users. Donation required.

Meriter Home Health

1 S. Park, Madison, WI
(608) 287-2424

Affiliated with Meriter Hospital, Meriter Home Health has the following ramps for sale:

National Seating and Mobility

4433 Robertson Rd, Madison, WI
(608) 223-1927

Has a variety of ramps available for purchase.

Project Home

1966 S. Stoughton Road, Madison, WI
(608) 246-3737

Funded by the city and county, provides assistance to low to moderate income homeowners at or below 80% of county median income. Single family home must be assessed at or below $203,200. They will build ramps into homes for $8 an hour. Homeowner must purchase materials.


Does anyone know of any good resource in getting a wheelchair ramp for a family who cannot afford it? 

Answer 1: Often local civic groups such as Jaycees, Lyons, Kiwanis, etc., plus churches, will donate labor and material. Lumber yards such as Home Depot, Menards can be approached and they will donate the materials and may know of a carpenter who would donate time. There used to be program through the Wisconsin Easter Seals that provided financial assistance. They were good to work with and I would call them. A financial application has to be completed. Look in the Madison telephone book for their number. United Way may know of someone also. Try Project Home and see if they go out of the county or if they know of someone (S.F.) 

Answer 2: