Hotel Companies: Should provide info about access for disabled people on their websites
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I have been working for a small charity Tourism for All UK. For over 30 years TFA have been providing holiday and travel information for disabled and older people.
If you book into a hotel you'd expect to find information to help you choose their property on their website. If you're a disabled person this information is often not provided. If you call the hotel, the staff are not always aware of the facilities they offer, or do not understand the requirements.
For sometime, TFA have been asking hoteliers to include information about access for disabled people on their websites. This is not rocket science, but it would really help millions of disabled people in Britain and disabled people visiting Britain from overseas if they did this one simple thing. This would include access information for wheelchair users; and facilities for those with reduced eyesight or hearing loss.
It would help Tourism for All to research information on behalf of others if this information was simply made available on-line. This would include information about accessible public transport; parking; access into the building; public areas; ground floor rooms; accessible bedrooms; wet rooms; leisure; conference facilities etc. VisitEngland even provide a free template for businesses to use: www.visitengland.org/accessstatements so really there is no excuse.
It would then be available for those with internet access and generally help to make life easier for a large number of people, their families, carers or personal assistants, when they stay away from home.
I urge you to support this please for the many people it would benefit. Thank you.
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