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Hotels With Food Service Facilities Must Keep ADA On Their Menu

The ADA checklist for new lodging facilities devotes a special section for hotels with food service areas. The regulations apply to a hotel with a restaurant or ”other food service establishment,” and everything is about minimum measurements required to accommodate people with disabilities. Take the following short multiple-choice quiz on ADA requirements for hotel food service areas. We have included the answers at the end of each question, because these are somewhat difficult: 1. In...

Summer Season Begins with Accessibility Lawsuit Over Hotels’ Pools

According to U.S. Census Bureau figures, more than 50 million Americans are living with a disability. Collectively, they are also believed to spend more than $13 billion annually in travel. However, despite those statistics and ADA standards, there are still travel industry members that allegedly do not take the steps necessary to make their facilities accessible. For proof, one only has to take a look at headlines from May 24, 2013. On that day, it was announced...

10 Most Common ADA Building Complaints

We're often asked, what are the most common ADA building complaints? The top 10 most common ADA building complaints as seen by Access Advocates are: 1.  public toilets 2.  accessible routes to building entrance 3.  accessible parking spaces 4.  accessible restaurant seating 5.  accessible ramps 6.  accessible recreation facilities 7.  accessible theater seating 8.  accessible roll-in showers in guest rooms – hotels & motels 9.  accessible reach ranges 10.  accessible routes through big box stores...

Raising Awareness: You Can Help Hotels Become ADA Compliant

Hotels specialize in customer satisfaction. Reputation is everything and coupling good business practices and better accessibility options for all individuals, ensure customer service is still king in the hotel business. Next time you stay, ask yourself if the establishment falls under the regulations of Title III of the ADA. As a rule of thumb, public lodging such as hotels, motel, or inns, must comply with the regulations outlined in Title III of the ADA. Establishments who are owner-operated and maintain...

Americans with Disabilities Act Guarantees Access Everywhere

Imagine planning for a vacation with your family, paying the bill ahead of time, arriving early to make sure you check in on time, only to find that you don't have access. Has this ever happened to you? It may have if you have a disability. Many facilities still are not up to code on allowing equal access to facilities such as resorts, hotels, dining facilities, and other public or private facilities. Title III of...
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