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Sunday, July 28, 2013
Travel Hassles are as Needless: One Example we Should Follow.
I have spent a lot of time on the road this year. I love to travel and I especially love driving. In fact I noticed that my car, purchased four years ago, has over 80,0000 miles. Keep in mind in 2010 I went nowhere and my car was rarely driven. I am making up for lost time in the last 18 months. On my long drives I get great thinking done. I write articles in my head, make plans for the future, and dream of going to the Baffin Islands. I also think of more realistic trips I would like to take; for instance I would love to see every Canadian city that has an OHL team. Not all my thoughts are so rosy. I often think about why travel for people with a disability is such a hassle. Far too often I enter a hotel or motel and the desk clerk looks at me like a deer in the headlights. As is often the case, a lowered desk exists so I can actually see and be seen by a desk clerk. To me this is an obvious ADA accommodation but is more often than not exactly where plants, brochures, clip boards, etc. are located defeating its purpose. This is just part of my life. I give such small violations little thought until today when I saw a link to a hotel in the UK. I was taken aback that the below information was posted on the website.