Our clients appreciate the experience and training DC Elevator has accumulated over decades in all areas of accessibility installation. From code requirements to safety standards, from industry best practices to safe equipment operation - our knowledgeable staff makes us your best choice for all accessibility needs.

We Remove Barriers and Make Your World Accessible

Customers in Kentucky and the neighboring states do rely on our experience of forty years in commercial elevator technology and look to us for their accessibility solutions.

Sometimes life comes at you fast, and then you need a competent partner to adjust your familiar environment to suit your new needs. Or you need to add accessibility features to your office location because of code changes, and you are looking for the best solution.

Working for Your Independence

We have not only the experience and track record, but also a dedicated team that assists you from the planning stage to the first use, and for years to come – with maintenance, and compliant with code. We take our commitment to quality and craft seriously and take pride in the satisfaction of our customers.

You won’t let your needs limit your independence, and we are set to help you remove the obstacles in your way. Together, we open up your world. And we strive to promote independence, matching your specific needs with affordable options – closely tailored to the budget at hand.

Experienced Installers and Exceptional Service

DC Elevator’s experienced installers rely on a proven process to provide excellent service, which utilizes their expertise and all the information at hand. They coordinate with your builder or construction company and will provide the project specifications, timelines and drawings needed. As a result, we meet all site preparation requirements involving third parties before we engage in the actual installation.

To find out which solution is best suited for your residence or business location, please contact us today and speak with a certified accessibility technician. We are looking forward to evaluating your site with you, and provide you with our recommendation.

Solutions to Individual Challenges

Pending home or building needs and ADA guidelines, different lift and elevator types provide unique solutions to your challenges. These are the most common products used in commercial structures:

Q & A

The ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act)

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal law that went into effect in 1991. The law is designed to eliminate any discrimination because of disabilities. The ADA covers many different areas of discrimination but would affect our products is how the ADA addresses accessibility.

Under Section 504 of the ADA, the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, also known as “Access Board” was required to develop and issue guidelines which would become the final ADA accessibility standards. The American with Disabilities Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) was written and went into effect in January of 1992. These guidelines were written to try and clarify how architectural barriers should be eliminated and still comply with the intent of the ADA.

The ADA identifies what needs to be accessible and refers back to ASME standards as to what equipment can be used. Over the past few years, a committee has been working on updating ADAAG so it is more consistent with available technologies and with the ASME standard. The recommendations for the ADAAG have been published and submitted to the Access Board for adoption.

The NEW ADAAG has a couple of changes on the acceptable use of platform lifts to remove barriers but most important it now recognizes ASME A17.1-2000, Part 5.2 for LU/LA elevators.

The ASME A18.1 (Safety Standard for Platform Lifts and Stair Lifts)

At DC Elevator, for decades we have contributed to the transformation of numerous existing public places to allow for accessibility. With a wide array of lift types, we accommodate the needs and requirements of A18.1.

  • Silas Mason Mansion

    The Silas Mason Mansion is located in the Lewisburg Historic District. The home was converted into office space and needed access to the second and third floors for ADA compliancy.

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  • Upshur County Courthouse

    In Buckhannon, a laid-back and quaint town in northwest central West Virginia, you’ll find the Upshur County Courthouse.

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