Accessibility Ratings System Explained

We include an “Accessibility Assessment” in the pale blue box at the bottom of most reviews. You can see an example of an accommodation accessibility assessment here: http://www.accessiblethailand.com/city/tuna-resort/ and of an activity accessibility assessment here:  http://www.accessiblethailand.com/city/siam-niramit/.  The assessment includes:

  1. Verified by the Accessible Thailand TeamThe Accessible Thailand Verified Stamp, if a member of the Accessible Thailand team has been to the premises and verified the level of accessibility. If the stamp is not there it means that the listing has been self-assessed by the owner/manager of the business using our “Accessibility Self Assessment Forms” which are provided on request. Contact us if you would like us to assess your business for accessibility.
  2. Our unique “Accessibility Rating System©  which is explained in detail below. This gives readers an ‘at a glance’ idea of the level of accessibility of a listing venue. The rating system is divided into 4 accessibility categories: ‘Public Areas‘ and ‘Public WC’ are relevant to all listings – tours, activities, shopping centers, bars, restaurants etc: Hotels, resorts and guesthouses will include these categories as well as ‘Accommodation Bedroom‘ and ‘Accommodation Bathroom‘. If you would like to receive a star rating for your business or service, complete online the accessibility rating form and click submit. This will send your responses to us automatically, which we will assess and add to your listing. The questionnaire for accommodation can be found here: http://www.accessiblethailand.com/accessible-accommodation-rating-form.html and the questionnaire for all other businesses and services here: http://www.accessiblethailand.com/accessible-business-rating-form.html
  3. An in-depth accessibility analysis write-up of the listing, including relevant details that give a more complete picture for the disabled visitor. To include this in your listing, complete online the accessibility self assessment form, and click submit. This will send your responses to us automatically, which we will assess and add to your listing. For accommodation:
    http://www.accessiblethailand.com/accessible-accommodation-self-assessment-form.html and for all other businesses and services: http://www.accessiblethailand.com/accessible-business-self-assessment-form.html

The Accessibility Rating System ©

Each category has 1 to 5 stars awarded. Each star represents an accessibility feature, and are not listed in any order. Thus a 3 star award means the listing has any 3 of the 5 stars for that category. A zero rating means that the listing is not wheelchair accessible for that category.

Public Areas
star Wide passages & thoroughfares (min. 1200 mm width) with turning space (min. 1500 mm diameter) where needed
star Wide doorways (min. 750 mm width) with easy-opening/automatic doors
star Ramps provided wherever there are steps
star All ramps at gentle gradients (no steeper than 1 in 12)
star Easy access from parking to entrance
Wide access 1 star Wide access 2 stars Wide access 3 stars Wide access 4 stars Wide access 5 stars
Public WC
star Level access & wide entrance (min. 750 mm width)
star Space for turning inside (min. 1500 mm diameter)
star Grab rails
star Side transfer WC, low sink and other fittings
star Emergency button
Adapted WC - 1 star Adapted WC - 2 stars Adapted WC - 3 stars Adapted WC - 4 stars Adapted WC - 5 stars
Accommodation Bedrooms
star Wide doorways (min. 750 mm width) with easy to open doors & wide access throughout
star Level access to balcony, bathroom & exit
star Low level sockets, switches & controls (max. 1400 mm above floor level), beds (500 – 700 mm high), tables (750 – 850 mm high)
star Ensuite bathroom
star Telephone with 24 hr staff response and/or emergency button
Adapted bedroom - 1 star Adapted bedroom - 2 stars Adapted bedroom - 3 stars Adapted bedroom - 4 stars Adapted bedroom - 5 stars
Accommodation Bathrooms
star Wide doorway (min. 750 mm width) & turning space inside (min. 1500 mm diameter)
star Level entrance & roll-in shower
star Grab rails
star Shower chair
star Side transfer WC & low level sink and other fittings
Adapted bedroom - 1 star Adapted bedroom - 2 stars Adapted bedroom - 3 stars Adapted bedroom - 4 stars Adapted bedroom - 5 stars

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We are a group of well-traveled individuals, both disabled and able-bodied . We have all worked in the disabled travel industry and we understand the accessibility issues that disabled people can face when coming to Thailand. We are interested in actively promoting disabled access with local businesses particularly, and with raising public awareness of disabled issues generally throughout Thailand.

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