Monday, 12 December 2016

Dear Alberta Member of the Legislature,

The Voice of Albertans with Disabilities is currently working on a project, funded in part by Alberta Human Rights and Multiculturalism; Creating Accessible Hotels in Alberta.  The outcomes of the project are that:
·       Persons with disabilities will have more access to equitable and appropriate hotels and lodgings in Alberta.
·       A template of an optimum accessible hotel room, complete with washroom, lavatory and barrier-free amenities within the room be developed.
·       Persons with disabilities and caregivers will be involved in the process of identifying their needs.
·       The Hotel Industry in Alberta will have awareness of the accessibility needs of persons with disabilities.
·       The project will provide an understanding of the specific accommodations to be considered.
·       Education and awareness for policy makers, decision makers, construction industry and municipalities.
·       Increased knowledge of best practices and gaps between policies, standards and delivery systems within the hospitality industry.

We would like to hear directly from persons with disabilities who travel and stay in hotels and lodges throughout Alberta.  Please take the survey:

Please forward this email to your contacts and post on social media. Thank you.

We also need  individuals who might be interested in participating in focus groups that we will arrange directly with them. The Registration Checklist (attached with this email) will be the pivotal point for focus groups as we want to hear directly from persons with disabilities.  Focus groups may be done by phone. Please contact the Project Manager, Donna Graham, at 780-488-9088, Toll-free at 1-800-387-2514 or via email at regarding focus groups or if you have any questions/concerns.

Your assistance is appreciated.

Provincial Coordinator
106-10423 178 ST NW
Edmonton, Alberta  T5S 1R5
Phone: 780-488-9088 

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