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Elevating Accessibility: A Guide to Vertical Transportation Solutions


Elevators, wheelchair lifts, home lifts, stair chairs, and dumbwaiters—these are all essential components of modern buildings that enhance accessibility and convenience for occupants. In this blog, we’ll explore each of these vertical transportation solutions and their unique features.


Elevators are perhaps the most familiar form of vertical transportation. They consist of a cab or platform that moves vertically within a shaft, allowing passengers to travel between floors of a building effortlessly. Elevators are commonly found in commercial buildings, residential complexes, and public spaces, providing efficient and accessible transportation for people and goods.


Wheelchair lifts, also known as platform lifts or vertical platform lifts (VPLs), are designed to transport individuals who use wheelchairs or mobility devices between different levels of a building. They feature a platform that moves vertically along a track, providing accessibility for wheelchair users where traditional elevators may not be feasible due to space constraints or cost considerations.


Home lifts, sometimes referred to as residential elevators, are compact elevator systems designed specifically for use in private residences. They provide homeowners with convenient access to multiple floors of their homes, offering comfort, accessibility, and style. Home lifts come in various sizes and designs to suit different architectural styles and space requirements.


Stair chairs, also known as stairlifts or chairlifts, are motorized devices that are installed on staircases to assist individuals with mobility challenges in navigating stairs. They consist of a chair or platform that moves along a track attached to the stairs, allowing users to travel up and down stairs safely and independently. Stair chairs are commonly used in residential settings to provide accessibility for individuals with mobility impairments.


Dumbwaiters are small freight elevators designed to transport goods or items between different levels of a building. They are commonly used in commercial establishments such as restaurants, hotels, and hospitals to transport food, linens, documents, and other items quickly and efficiently. Dumbwaiters are also found in some residential properties, providing homeowners with a convenient way to move items between floors.



In Right Way Elevator, our goal is to provide the highest quality of elevator services and repair on Florida’s west central coast. We offer dependable, monthly maintenance plans and superior modernizations for each of our customers in order to save you money and unforeseen downtime.

We believe in transparency, so our maintenance contracts clearly state the frequency of our on-site schedule, how much time we will spend performing services, and the details of which part(s) are being serviced. We offer a full range of product lines, replacement parts, and services, and have the flexibility to meet each of your building’s needs and parameters.