Automated staircase – Rio 2016 Paralympics Opening Ceremony

As part of the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games, Show Canada make a retractable staircase.

The staircase is located in the rear central part of the stage and is designed to transform itself from a regular flight of stairs into 3 wheelchair ramps.

The staircase is kept in a closed position at the beginning of the show, and then its automated system moves the front section out, creating a ramp allowing wheelchair access to the athlete who can therefore attain and ignite the Olympic Cauldron.

Telescopic Staircase front view
Telescopic Staircase top  view