Hotels for the disabled
Adapting the facilities and services of a tourist establishment requires a number of considerations. Some of these considerations are assessed below.
What to keep in mind in a hotel for disabled people?
- The width, height and turning angle of corridors, stairs, elevators, ramps, vehicles, doors, escape routes, cafeterias, restaurants, car parks, rooms and bathrooms must allow enough space for people who require walkers, crutches, wheelchairs, canes or who carry a guide dog.
All dimensions of hotels for the disabled shall be based on standard anthropometric measurements for adults.
- There must be reserved and well signposted parking spaces, with sufficient space and close to the main door.
- The establishment must have several adapted rooms. In these rooms and the respective bathrooms there should be no unevenness in the floor. The space between the furniture and sanitary pieces must allow the free transit to people with technical aids for the displacement or wheelchair.
Both the toilet and shower must have bars and handles, and all bathroom surfaces must be non-slip. The access door must open outwards.
- Free space of 90 cm should be provided next to beds, toilets and tubs to allow for transfer from the wheelchair. In the bedroom and bathroom there must be 150 cm free space to allow for turning. The bathroom must have a crane for the shower and the rooms, with adapted beds.
- Stairs must be salvageable by means of a ramp with handrails or elevating platforms with handrails.
- Signs, information and warnings must have sound indicators, tactile indicators in Braille and numbers in relief.
Before deciding to undertake a tourist activity, it is important to have all the information about holiday accommodation for people with severe disabilities. In order to do this, you can contact with a company with experience, like Disabled Holidays. We will inform you! Contact us without obligation!