SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Frontdesk Anywhere is pleased to announce having brought ADA compliance to its new suite of website booking engines, enabling hoteliers across the United States to be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
What is the ADA?
ADA stands for the Americans with Disabilities Act. These standards set by the Department of Justice state that all electronic and information technology must be accessible to people with disabilities. The ADA standards apply to commercial and public entities that have places of public accommodation which includes the internet.
Why It Is Important to have an ADA Compliant Booking Engine
There are four major categories of disability types: Visual, Hearing, Motor and Cognitive. Today more than ever Americans are using the internet for booking hotel rooms. Blind people have gone from braille or audio tapes to screen reading software; deaf people have gone from using a stick to type commands to special keyboards and eye-tracking software. “An ADA-compliant booking engine allows hotels to better serve all their guests, making the booking process easier for those with disabilities rather than finding alternate avenues to book, or potentially going with another hotel entirely.” said Joe Kiernan, Founder and CEO of Frontdesk Anywhere. “Having an ADA-compliant booking engine is simply the right thing to do and also the law."
How Frontdesk Anywhere is Adhering to ADA Compliance
The changes implemented to Frontdesk Anywhere’s online booking software provides more freedom and independence to people with disabilities. Enhanced keyboard navigation, screen reading, text enlargement, color adjustment and contrast are just a few of the methods Frontdesk Anywhere is deploying to its hotels clients and their guests. With the advanced accessibility solutions provided by Frontdesk Anywhere, hoteliers can meet ADA Compliance without major changes to their online presence.
About Frontdesk Anywhere,
Frontdesk Anywhere is an award-winning cloud-based property management system for independent hotels, management groups, and alternative accommodation providers. It provides a platform that streamlines operations, reduces operating costs, increase revenue and enhance the guest experience. With offices in the US, Europe and Asia, Frontdesk Anywhere manages properties in 45+ countries. The system, simple to use and allowing any accommodation provider to be up and running quickly, is trusted by governments, non-governmental agencies, hoteliers, and corporations to manage the allocation and engagement of any kind of accommodation. The system is customizable with an easy to use interface for employees and management.
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