Wheelchair lifts are designed for two-storey accommodation, used by wheelchair users and people who have restricted mobility. They are commonly described as vertical lifts, platform lifts, through floor lifts, disabled lifts or homelifts. Small lifts that will fit into any home they provide freedom of the whole house. Home wheelchair lifts can be located in any downstairs room and move up through an aperture in the ceiling to the room above (usually the user's bedroom). When not in use the lifts can be parked at either level, leaving maximum living space available.
Simple animation shows the operation of a typical wheelchair lift.