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In order for the hotel to meet the new legislation requirements whom are stated in "the disability discrimination act" from 1995

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Report on the subject of adapting premises to meet the requirements of the new legislation. In order for the hotel to meet the new legislation requirements whom are stated in "the disability discrimination act" from 1995, it will need to make some changes. This act places responsibility on tourism providers to create specific operations and facilities which can be used by disabled people. In broad terms "Any tourism provider is not to discriminate against anyone with a disability" Since October 1999 service providers are required to make reasonable steps in order to make services available to people who are disabled. This means the hotel should make sure that the restaurant is reachable without any constraints for people in a wheel chair. This includes removing steps (unless it were to be a single step). The bar also needs to be made accessible for people who cannot walk or have problems with walking. A other change the hotel might want to put through is the lowering of a part of the bar where people in a wheel chair can sit and be served without the hindrance of the height of the bar itself. ...read more.

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The design of the rooms and the certain areas in the hotel should be rearranged, perhaps the rooms should be refitted by moving the bed so there is more space between the bed and the wall and the end of the bed and the wall. See if furniture can be repositioned in order to allow maximum maneuverability for a wheelchair. Loot at the wardrobes, can they be used by people in a wheelchair; there is no point in having a shelf at 6 feet height. Other fixtures and fittings need to be practical and easy to use for disabled people. The sink should be lowered to a point where someone in a wheelchair can reach the tap and the soap. Below the sink there should be enough space for the disabled person to put his feet and wheelchair without having the chance of hurting himself etc... There are however some drawbacks on these possible changes. All this requires an investment of considerable magnitude and this could impose problems on the financial situation of the hotel. ...read more.

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Therefore I suggest that the hotel makes a plan and does it in steps rather then everything in one go. The best way to start would be by changing and installing the necessary facilities in the three rooms on the ground floor. After having completed that slowly make the other modifications to the hotel. (Although hazardous issues such as fire escape and corridors should be addressed immediately). A small part of the restaurant should be changed into a place where disabled people can easily go to and have tables that are adjustable in height. When all changes are made it will not just have cosseted the company money, it can actually give a rise in room rental afterwards. The UK alone has around 9 million people whom have some sort of disability. This is a great opportunity and as the word under the disabled spreads that the hotel is easily accessible for disabled, it will attract more people. So making the changes in steps might prove an easy option in the short term, considering cash flow, however in the long term it might prove more profitable to get things done as soon as possible. Rogier Graeve, Sources: * Notes * www.accessibletourisem.org.uk/webcode/main.asp?menuID=240 * www.accessibletourisem.org.uk/webcode/main.asp?menuID=199 * http://www.fire.org.uk/fpact/fpactinx.htm * http://www.archive.official-documents.co.uk/document/fire/intro.htm * http://www.odpm.gov.uk/stellent/groups/odpm_planning/documents/page/odpm_plan_606400-03.hcsp * http://www.legislation.hmso.gov.uk/si/si1995/Uksi_19952259_en_1.htm ...read more.

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