Posted on July 10, 2010
Ventura Film Festival patrons find accessible entrance to the Elks Lodge on 11 South Ash Street in Ventura, CA
(Ventura, CA)—A 39 foot temporary Wheelchair Ramp was provided Tuesday, March 23, 2010 to the Ventura Film Fest to accommodate attendees at the historic Elks Lodge in Ventura, CA The Amramp System was provided to assist Film Fest attendees wanting to attend films in Theater 2. Dylan McKee, an Amramp Installer, helped to train local volunteers including Michael Tine for the installation on Tuesday in preparation for the opening night, Thursday March 25.
The Elks Lodge was built prior to standards from the Americans With Disabilities Act. With a 36 inch “rise” or height, an accessible entrance requires a 36 foot ramp as well as a turn platform to enable entry to Theater 2. This was provided by AmRamp Los Angeles along with hand rails to insure the safety of the attendees at the Film Fest. The wheelchair ramp will be dismantled on March 30 and returned to the warehouse.
Brett McKee, of Amramp – Los Angeles said, “We are pleased to help ensure all patrons can attend the films within the “Lodge”. It is gratifying to see people using the wheelchair ramp. They otherwise may not have been able to participate in this second annual film festival in Ventura.”
Many people who do not use wheelchairs use wheelchair ramps because it is easier and safer for them as opposed to climbing stairs. These include people who use canes, walkers, parents with baby carriages or people who find it difficult to climb stairs. This application is ideal for those attending the Ventura Film Festival.
Amramp installs wheelchair ramps throughout the Southland at businesses, residences, schools and institutions. Amramp is the leading company in the United States specializing in modular steel wheelchair ramps, offering sturdy, customizable wheelchair ramps for disability access that enable the aging and disabled population to remain in their homes with independence and mobility. Wheelchair ramps can be installed temporarily for short or long term needs without damaging the housing structure as they are not a permanent modification to the home. Amramp products comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and are available for sale or rental with no minimum time frame and no ramp size restrictions.
Amramp – Los Angeles has been providing accessibility ramps in the Southern and Northern California since May, 2007 and has six employees.