If you’ve ever traveled to New York, you know that it’s not always easy getting around. From traffic to crowds to public transportation, there are more than a few hurdles to jump when you want to get across town – and that’s assuming you have the ability to jump. But what about those folks who may be disabled or have limited mobility? Is NYC accessible to everyone? Fortunately, the travel experts at Frommer’s have put together a quick guide for disabled travelers headed to the Big Apple. Here are a few of their tips:
- Although the city is more accessible to travelers than ever before – the city’s bus system is wheelchair-friendly and most major attractions are easily accessible – it’s always best to call first to make sure the places you want to visit are fully accessible.
- Before booking your hotel, make sure to ask a lot of questions based on your needs. Most hotels are ADA compliant with suitable rooms for wheelchair-bound travelers, but many city hotels can have elevators and bathrooms that are on the small side. For a list of New York’s best accessible accommodations, check out www.access-able.com.
- Some Broadway theaters and other performance venues provide complete wheelchair accessibility while others provide partial accessibility. Many also offer discounted tickets for guests with disabilities and their guests so be sure to check with theaters in advance.
- Make a phone call to Hospital Audiences, Inc. for details about accessibility to cultural institutions as well as cultural events adapted for individuals with disabilities.
Homepro Provides the Best in Medical Equipment Rentals
Located in Brooklyn, Homepro Medical has been providing medical supplies and equipment to customers living in the metropolitan New York City area for over 20 years. From mobility equipment such as scooters, wheelchairs, knee walkers, and ramps to home healthcare aids such as patient beds, lifts, and hip chairs, Homepro Medical stands behind the products they rent and sell.
Committed to providing first class customer service and products that promote independence in the home, the professionals at Homepro have firsthand knowledge of the equipment they stock, are available to offer advice, and take the time to make sure every customer knows how to use the equipment and supplies properly. Homepro Medical is also a Medicare accredited organization and provides equipment and supplies to both private individuals and medical professionals.
To view a list of the company’s rental products, visit their company page at Rent It Today.