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This Staircase Transforms into an ‘Elevator’ and Becomes an Invisible Lift for Wheelchair Users

This Staircase Transforms into an ‘Elevator’ and Becomes an Invisible Lift for Wheelchair Users

Sesame Access’ Invisible Lift transforms stairs into ADA compliant elevators making them wheelchair accessible. Using patented engineering, Sesame Lift rebuilds an existing staircase, makes it seamlessly slide away, and a lift rises in its place. The exterior/interior of a building doesn’t need to be altered because it’s fully compliant with all ADA regulations.

Once the Invisible Lift is accessed by a wheelchair user, the stairs slide back to their regular position, leaving just a small seam visible. The Invisible Lift has been used in a variety of buildings, such as banks, Apple stores, churches, and palaces – and more notably the Space Needle in Seattle and the Sydney Opera House.



The Invisible Lift can reportedly save up to $650,000 over a ten-year period when compared to a traditional elevator as there is zero loss of space. Traditional elevators take up a building’s facade and interior space, whereas the Invisible Lift only uses the existing stairs.

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