This tool will help you calculate the necessary dimensions for an ADA-compliant ramp.

## How to Use the ADA Ramp Calculator

The ADA Ramp Calculator helps determine if a ramp meets ADA standards based on the provided rise, ramp length, and slope ratio. Follow the steps below:

**Total Rise:**Enter the total height you need to traverse in inches.**Ramp Length:**Enter the length of the ramp in feet.**Slope Ratio:**Enter the slope ratio in the format (ratio: e.g., 1:12).- Click on the
**“Calculate”**button.

## How It Works

The calculator estimates the appropriate ramp length by dividing the total rise by the numerical slope ratio. It checks the specified ramp length to determine if it meets ADA guidelines.

**Example:** For a total rise of 24 inches and a slope ratio of 1:12:

Required Ramp Length = 24 inches / 1 * 12 = 24 feet.

## Limitations

This calculator assumes a linear slope and does not account for other factors such as landings or handrails. For comprehensive assessments, consult a professional.

## Use Cases for This Calculator

### Calculating ADA Ramp Slope Ratio

Enter the ramp’s rise and run measurements to calculate the ADA-compliant slope ratio. Ensure the slope ratio falls within the acceptable range of 1:12 to 1:20 to provide safe accessibility for wheelchair users.

### Determining Ramp Length

Use the ADA ramp calculator to input the desired slope ratio and rise to calculate the required ramp length. This ensures compliance with accessibility standards and helps you plan the space needed for a safe and accessible ramp.

### Checking Maximum Slope Percentage

By entering the rise and run values, you can quickly determine the percentage of the ramp’s slope. Ensure the slope percentage does not exceed the ADA maximum of 8.33% to guarantee accessibility for all users.

### Verifying Landing Size

Input the required landing dimensions to ensure the ramp design includes adequate landing space at the top and bottom. This ensures safe maneuvering for wheelchair users and compliance with ADA guidelines.

### Adjusting Slope Ratio

If the calculated slope ratio falls outside the ADA-compliant range, adjust the rise or run values to achieve a suitable slope ratio. This helps you fine-tune the ramp design for optimal accessibility and safety.

### Optimizing Space Efficiency

Experiment with different rise and run measurements to find the most space-efficient ramp design while maintaining ADA compliance. This allows you to maximize accessibility within the available space without compromising safety.

### Validating Ramp Design

Review the calculated ramp dimensions to ensure the design meets ADA requirements for slope ratio, length, and landing size. This validation step ensures that your ramp design provides safe access for individuals with mobility needs.

### Planning Construction Costs

Use the calculated ramp length and slope ratio to estimate the materials and construction costs for building an ADA-compliant ramp. This helps you budget effectively and plan the project efficiently.

### Adhering to Accessibility Standards

By utilizing the ADA ramp calculator, you ensure that your ramp design meets the accessibility standards set forth by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This commitment to compliance promotes inclusivity and equal access for all individuals.

### Sharing Compliance Reports

Generate reports based on the calculated ramp dimensions to document ADA compliance for regulatory purposes or project documentation. These reports serve as evidence of adherence to accessibility standards and can be shared with stakeholders for verification.