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What place is accessibility more important than in your own home? Getting around homes with stairs or level changes often calls for wheelchair ramps. For doorways or a few steps, you can purchase a threshold ramp. However for greater heights, you'll need to think about getting a wheelchair ramp created from your local builder. To figure out the length you'll need to create wheelchair ramps in your home, remember the slope will need to be a minimum of 1:12. That means for every foot of height, you'll need 12 feet of length to accommodate the wheelchair ramp. Also check with your local building codes to see if there are any restrictions for building in the outside areas of your home.