The wedge ramp is the perfect object to represent what we are up to at StopGap right now. They are simple to build and easy to deploy. They are attractive – one might even call them sexy. They provide access to businesses and spaces for people who use wheelchairs or other mobility aids (parents with strollers and delivery workers find them handy as well) quickly and inexpensively (free actually thanks to our partnership with the Home Depot).
Most important is they incite conversation and bring much needed attention to the lack of universal access to the spaces and place we all desire to be. These ramps are fantastic – but do not represent a perfect solution to the design problem we are engaged in.
So please, get involved and let us know what you think, if / how you would design barrier free access and what is important to you with respect to this design issue.


  • By Alexis

    Hi Michael,

    I just came across the article in NOW Magazine and I was impressed with what I saw. I am a wheelchair user myself so I know all about the barriers of accessibility. I have my own business regarding accessibility. I am so happy to see there are other people who are as tired of facing barriers as I am. I would love to get involved and possibly work together in this fight. KUDOS to all involved!


  • By Unknown

    Hi there!
    I really enjoyed reading about The Ramp Project and finding out more about what Ontario is doing to become accessible by 2025. We write about Universal Design and people removing barriers around them on our website, AFriendlyHouse.com. Please let us know if you would be interested in your story being featured on our site!
    Monika Weiss

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