Reply To: Using accessible bathrooms in hotels

  • andybarrow

    June 25, 2018 at 5:45 pm

    As a wheelchair user, I tend to just try and work with what I have….

    Lots of the benches provided in showers aren’t great at all with the exception of the U.S. benches as Josh says. However, even though they’re a good size, they can be pretty hard too so I usually put a folded towel on them as a cushion. (I’m not at all precious about using hotel/hostel towels to save my backside!)

    Sometimes, if I’m in Asia, I’ll buy/borrow a regular plastic chair locally and use that. Please, please, please make sure this is sturdy enough to take your weight. I’m not a big guy, but I’ve had one disaster doing this (and lots of successes to be fair)!

    One other thing I thought for you, dkc2018, was to pack a rubber bathroom mat when you travel. I know it’s a bit inconvenient, but you’ll always have a non-slip surface. Finally, the last resort for me is to put towels on the floor of the shower and sit down there (like Reke). It’s awkward, but you can’t fall off of the floor!

    Hope that helps!

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