Credit: Kentucky Assistive Technology Services Network
The Kentucky Assistive Technology Services Network can now loan temporary portable ramps to help people with disabilities awaiting a permanent ramp to access their homes. The Ramp Up Kentucky! Program is funded through a recently awarded $71,257 High Impact Innovative Assistive Technology grant from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. The portable aluminum ramps will be loaned to Kentucky residents at no cost for up to 180 days, during which KATS will provided assistance in locating resources for those needing a permanent solution. Jimmy Brown, KATS Network program coordinator and project manager, estimates that the program will serve about 250 Kentuckians who otherwise would not be able to access their homes because they use wheelchairs or have difficulties with steps. People interested in getting a ramp can contact Brown at 1-800-327-5287, email JamesA.Brown@ky.gov or fill out an application online at katsnet.org/rampup.