“Wherever a door is closed to anyone because of a disability, we must work to open it. Wherever any job or home, or means of transportation is unfairly denied because of a disability, we must work to change it. Wherever any barrier stands between you and the full rights and dignity of citizenship, we must work to remove it, in the name of simple decency and simple justice.”
– President George W. Bush,
announcing the New Freedom Initiative at the White House, February 1, 2001
According to the U.S. Department of Justice's ADA statistics, 18% of Americans fall under the ADA provisions, with that number steadily increasing. That is almost 20% of your potential owners or guests; that have different abilities, which may require special accommodations.
It is our vision to be instrumental in the endeavor to grant access for guests with different abilities. To that end, ADAF offers sensitivity training for hospitality professionals and an accessibility rating system with a certification process.
Hospitality properties that meet the qualifications at different levels can proudly display their Gold Access Keys on websites and literature. Each key designation reflects the best and most accessible in hospitality excellence.
Utilizing an objective, standard and uniform rating system, potential owners or guests can quickly recognize a resort, timeshare or hotel/motel that can meet their own accommodation needs.