– Ramps are preferred over transfer systems since not all children who
use wheelchairs or other mobility devices may be able to use, or may choose
not to use, transfer systems. Where ramps connect elevated play components,
the maximum rise of any ramp run is limited to 12 inches (305 mm). Where possible,
designers and operators are encouraged to provide ramps with a slope less than
the 1:12 maximum. Berms or sculpted dirt may be used to provide elevation and
may be part of an accessible route to composite play structures.
Platform lifts are permitted as a part of an accessible route. Because lifts
must be independently operable, operators should carefully consider the appropriateness
of their use in unsupervised settings.