Selene from Colorado

By Benetech, posted on

Can you share a “before and after” experience; e.g., before the ADA I couldn’t do X or was denied access to Y, and thanks to the ADA I can do Z.

In 2003, I was traveling in Honolulu Hawaii. One of the hostels that I had reserved refused my reservation after I showed up. The reason was no elevators in the building. I explained that I could use the staircases and brought up the American disability act. I was told that ADA was for the “mainland”. in 2006, I returned to Honolulu and again was refused for my reservation from another hostel. That time I was told that if I don’t leave soon, The clerk is going to call the police. since then I have not travel in Hawaii. I thought Hawaii is part of the 50 states, perhaps I am wrong because I kept her the term ” mainland”.

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