New UK publication: Guidance on accessibility of large hotel premises and hotel chains
07/04/2008 | 0 comments
This 'Publicly Available Specification' (PAS) has been developed by the Disability Rights Commission (DRC), latterly the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) and VisitBritain in collaboration with The British Standards Institution (BSI). The book is intended to help owners and managers of large hotels and hotel chains meet their obligations under the UK Disability Discrimination Act (DDA). It is on sale via the BSI website as a PDF downloadable document at £50 per copy.
Tourism for All UK's Brian Seaman, who contributed to the work, writes: "Users of this PAS will find BS 8300:2001 Design of buildings and their approaches to meet the needs of disabled people – Code of Practice a vital resource to be used in conjunction with this PAS. BS 8300 gives recommendations for the design of new buildings and their approaches to meet the needs of disabled people. This PAS however aims to give additional guidance on the physical features and services provided by both new and existing hotels".
Read more about the contents and how to obtain a copy at this ENAT publications webpage.