Accessible Rooms…Not Always Accessible

 In #zerobarriers, Why is this still a thing Wednesday
A wheelchair user sits atop a hotel bed, high above her wheelchair.

Hotel beds are taller. This is a growing problem for wheelchair users. Photo credit: Youtube

Next time you are looking to book an accessible hotel room make sure you ask about the height of the bed. Hotel beds are getting higher. This may be beneficial for someone who has difficulty getting out of a low bed.  But for someone in a wheelchair, this could mean the difference between accessible and inaccessible.  Watch this short video of what happens when a bed is too high for a wheelchair user.  This is still a thing. Check out this story on Wheelchairtravel.org.  We covered this topic and how the ADA addresses it 3 years ago hereSpin the Globe also covered this topic last year.  When you travel, how do you ensure your accessible room will be accessible for you?

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