If you or someone you love is in a wheelchair you know that although it has its difficulties, it doesn’t mean you should enjoy life any less than your peers. And of course, as we move into the middle of summer, this includes going on vacations. But what happens if you find that your vacation hotel or motel doesn’t have wheelchair access?
First of all, know that it’s not acceptable. A hotel, no matter the size, is held to the same building compliance codes as other establishments. The mere fact that you or someone you love is in a wheelchair doesn’t mean that your should be discriminated against, or have difficulty entering and moving around in the space. Not only is it bad for business, but under the American’s with Disabilities Act, it’s against the law.
That’s why if you come across a problem, it makes sense to take the next step and partner with professionals. By letting others who specialize in this area help give you the voice that you deserve, you can make sure that the hotel owners follow the law and others like you will not be disadvantaged in the future.
The location of the hotel is irrelevant. Whether you visit the beach, the mountains, or the desert, you should be able to safely enter and exit the establishment with no risk of harm to yourself. The simple fact that you need wheelchair access doesn’t mean that you should be limited on where you can go.
That’s why the ADA exists, and it’s also why professionals are trained specifically to protect it. In other words, they can help to make sure that you or your loved one can enjoy your vacation and be safe at the same time. To learn more about our services, please contact us.