SOURCE: Bureau of Internet Accessibility

Bureau of Internet Accessibility

August 01, 2017 10:16 ET

Competition Forces Hotels to Comply with Digital Accessibility Standards

PROVIDENCE, RI--(Marketwired - August 01, 2017) - American hotels and other hospitality establishments are taking steps to ensure that all guests and clients are awarded a fully accessible experience both on site and online. In response to the more than 50 million adults living in the United States with disabilities, hotels are starting to make more sweeping changes to ensure that visitors' experience at their hotel is not hampered by limited accessibility or inconvenience.

Increasingly, in addition to meeting the ADA-outlined facility requirements, hotels are revamping their websites to include extended descriptions of their room options and accessibility features to allow those with disabilities to confirm whether the rooms will meet their needs. To further make their websites resonate with those living with disabilities, many hotels are also adding key features such as captions and alternative text to their websites to aid the hearing and visually impaired. These simple changes bring these hotels into accessibility compliance, and they also hold the potential to bring new clients into these hotels.

For more information: https://www.boia.org/blog/giving-your-hotel-an-edge-online-by-catering-to-the-disabled

About the Bureau of Internet Accessibility:

The Bureau of Internet Accessibility (BoIA) has been helping eliminate the accessibility digital divide since 2001. The organization's reports, tools, and services have assisted businesses in improving, maintaining, and proving the accessibility of their websites. With services that include self-help tools, audits, training, remediation and implementation support, BoIA has the experience and expertise to ensure that accessibility efforts are worthwhile and successful. For more information, visit www.BoIA.org.

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