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'Short Stature Accessibility Kits' for Little People of America available in All Microtel Hotels

23/12/2008 | 0 comments

To better serve the over 1.2 million Americans of short stature - defined as people 4' 10" and under with the medical condition of dwarfism, Microtel Inns & Suites now provides accessibility products preferred by Little People at all of our over 300 hotels currently open worldwide.

This initiative further supports Microtel Inns & Suites' culture of ensuring that we serve the needs of all travellers. America's Little People are a special but often neglected group of travellers. It's clear that with a few simple tools, training, and an understanding of their special needs, we can provide quality, accessible hotel accommodations.

The Short Stature Accessibility Kit, designed by Direct Access Solutions of Hillsboro, Oregon, includes a custom stepstool, an ergonomic reach grabber, a door security latch adapter, an extension or 'push-pull' tool, and a specially designed closet rod adapter.

Microtel Inns & Suites collaborated with Matt Roloff, Chairman of Direct Access Solutions and former President of Little People of America to provide accessibility in all of our hotels for America's Little People. Roloff is also the host of The Learning Channel's TV hit, Little People, Big World.

Visit the website of Microtel Hotels & Suites for further information and description of the 'Short Stature Accessibility Kits'.



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General Information

Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose
Language(s): EN
Countries: Argentina | Canada | Mexico | Philippines | United States


Publisher: Microtel Inns & Suites
Date published on the web: 01/12/2008

Target Group(s)

Consumers / travellers / tourists | Organisations of disabled people | People with disabilities | People with mobility impairments | Professionals and professional bodies | Tourist venue owners / managers


Accommodation services | Assistive Technologies | Customer relations | Disability, disabilities, technical aids | Education, training | Hotel management, hotel business | Management of tourist venues and attractions | Safety and security issues | Special services for disabled visitors | Staff training | Suppliers of equipment