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Hotel Accommodations for Travelers

Posted Dec 22 2009 1:01pm
Hm. I always misspell travelers as travellers.

Things are a little different around here today. I chose a new template for my blog (links to the source are at the bottom of this page). I hope you like it.

Speak Up Librarian has a useful post up today about the accommodations that hotels are required to provide for hard of hearing travelers. It is very useful to know your rights and know how to complain if those rights are violated.

I've never asked for these accommodations in a hotel mainly because I expect most TVs to have closed captioning (I know this is silly; hotels can have a universal remote that doesn't have a CC button or may use HDMI cables that can't transmit CC signal, but I assume it anyway) and don't use the other devices (TTY, visual alarms, etc) at home. Then again, I haven't stayed in that many hotels. If I were a more frequent traveler this would be something I would be thinking of.

It reminds me of my freshman year at Arizona State University. I asked for and received a room set up for disability accommodation - not just hearing impairments but for people in wheelchairs, etc. The two bedroom/living room setup was huge to accommodate wheelchair use, and it was awesome living there.
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