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Creating Accessible Hotels in Alberta 2017


Accessible Hotels in Alberta

Voice of Albertans with Disabilities has completed the Creating Accessible Hotels in Alberta project which includes sections on Current Practice, Accessibility Tools and Recommendations for Action. The report provides an overview of the accessibility strategies used internationally and within Canada.
 
Along with the results of this study, the report also provides tools to assist with assessing and improving accessibility in hotels including:

  1. Templates on Best Practices for Accessible Hotel Rooms and Bathrooms
  2. A Guest Checklist to Assess Accessible Hotel Accommodations
  3. A Hotel Accessibility Self-Assessment Guide for hotels to examine key accessibility elements.
Finally, the report makes recommendations for action that will improve accessibility in hotels.

The full report can be viewed here: Creating Accessible Hotels in Alberta
The summary report can be viewed here: Creating Accessible Hotels in Alberta Summary Report

Here is the first of three tools developed as part of the project Creating Accessible Hotels in Alberta. Templates of Accessible Hotel Rooms and Bathrooms provides examples of hotel and bathroom layouts that meet best practice ideas as well as meet the requirements of the Alberta Barrier-Free Design Guide and the Alberta Building Codes. This information can be used by hotels to conduct a self-assessment on what they can do to improve the guest experience of person with disabilities and assist builders during renovations and new builds in the hotel industry. Your feedback on these templates are welcome. Stay-tuned for the remaining two tools that we created through this project including: We would like to know what you think about the results and recommendations made in the report. Your feedback would be most welcome. If you want to be involved in the action that will be undertaken as a result of the findings of this report please let us know.

Here is the first of three tools developed as part of the project Creating Accessible Hotels in Alberta.

Templates of Accessible Hotel Rooms and Bathrooms
VAD Checklist for Guests
The Hotel Accessibility Self-Assessment Guide

To read the full project click here.

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