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Justice Department Files Statement of Interest Regarding Hotel Bed Height for Guests with Disabilities

June 8, 2021
Source: U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)

Today, the Justice Department filed a Statement of Interest in a lawsuit in the Western District of Pennsylvania to clarify that where an alleged barrier—the height of a hotel bed—is not addressed by the ADA Standards, the ADA’s general nondiscrimination provisions still apply, including making reasonable modifications where necessary to provide goods and services to people with disabilities. The lawsuit, Migyanko v. Aimbridge Hospitality, LLC, alleges that the world’s largest third-party operator of hotels provides hotel beds that are too high for individuals who use wheelchairs or other mobility devices to transfer into them.

For more information on the ADA or this Statement of Interest, please visit or call the toll-free ADA Information Line at 800-514-0301 (TTY 800-514-0383).

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