When traveling, staying in a hotel room doesn’t have to be a pain. Here are a few tips to help ensure a comfortable stay:
* Look for properties constructed after 1992. The Americans With Disabilities Act took effect in 1992 and properties built after this time usually have easy access features.
* Call the property directly to speak with on-site reservation agents who have fist-hand knowledge of accessibility features.
* Request the features that you need, such as lever door handles and faucets.
* If fatigue is a factor, request a room near the elevator or on the first floor in the main building.
(Source: Arthritis Today July-August 2002. p. 60)