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The purpose of this manual is to make available sound wheelchair ramp design and construction principles and techniques to a wide variety of interested people and their communities.

This is a new concept in wheelchair ramp design. Modular components are used. No footings are required. The ramps are reusable and very adaptable to varied home situations.

The ramps are built quickly, safely and easily with the help of volunteers, informal support systems and families.

This unique process makes the ramps very affordable to all.

This program started as a joint project of the Metropolitan Center for Independent Living, Minnesota Division of Rehabilitation Services, Multiple Sclerosis Society and United Handicapped Federation.

The Ramp Project was honored as a finalist in the 1995 Ford Foundation "Innovations in American Government" award program.
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