Voluntary Sector: Leonard Cheshire 'shames' hotels

Leonard Cheshire has begun naming and shaming UK hotel chains it describes as 'failing disabled people'.

The disability charity's 'No room at the inn' campaign stems from its research of 30 hotels owned by nine hotel chains across the UK. The research found fewer than half the hotels offered accessible bathing facilities, a similar proportion had no hearing induction loop in reception areas and fewer than a third had Braille buttons in their lifts.

The research is being released to national, regional and consumer media.

The charity is also hoping to draw hotel chains' attention to the Disability Discrimination Act (1995), which requires service providers to ensure their facilities are accessible to the disabled.

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