Help Make Travel Accommodations Easier for Mobility-Impaired Individuals!

Help Make Travel Accommodations Easier for Mobility-Impaired Individuals!

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Nina Sonsini started this petition to US Department of Justice

I am seeking support on putting forth legislation to require commercial lodging establishments to better accommodate individuals who are mobility-impaired.
One in seven American citizens is mobility-impaired and most US hotels are ill-equipped to host them safely and comfortably.
Hotels should be required to provide accommodations for these individuals on the first, or ground-level floors - which do not require an elevator for access or entry/exit, to and from parking areas.

If there is a fire in a hotel, the building elevator service is immediately disabled.
This poses a serious challenge for mobility-impaired individuals who are forced to stay on higher-level floors and the real risk is chancing their inability to evacuate the premises safely in case of fire or similar emergency.

There are a number of other issues to be addressed in a possible revision including: hallway width, doorway width, sliding doors vs. hinged doors, bed height, thresholds/doorway transitions, lack of grab bars, toilet height and stability, wheel-in shower requirements, shower chair availability, adequate maneuvering room within living and bath space.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law in 1990.
Revised regulations for ADA Titles II and III were published in 2010.
2021 is a great time to revisit and modify the requirements that accommodate our mobility-impaired citizens. 

This is something with which our family struggles GREATLY! We have such difficulty finding accommodations suitable for Jojo's physical limitations.
WE CAN MAKE IT BETTER! Please show your support by signing! THANK YOU!

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