Property Accessibility Statement
The Sheridan House Inn is committed to being able to provide a memorable experience for all guests who wish to stay at our B&B, regardless of their disability.
We are fully compliant with ADA regulations regarding Service Animals (SA) and even though we do not accommodate pets or emotional support dogs, we welcome Service Animals individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability. Please notify the inn in advance that you will bring a Service Animal who will be by your side throughout your stay.
We have extensive plans to be fully ADA compliant regarding our physical property, and in the meantime, ask guests with disabilities to contact us by phone to discuss options. We are continually making improvements and phased renovations for more accessibility.
We purchased the inn in 2018. We contracted with Life Quest Training and Consultants in 2019 for a full property evaluation for ADA compliance, and have created a detailed plan to implement phased renovations when readily achievable to remove barriers to ADA compliance of the property. According to the ADA, businesses that serve the public are to remove architectural barriers when it is “readily achievable” to do so; in other words, when barrier removal is “easily accomplishable and able to be carried out without much difficulty or expense.” The decision of what is readily achievable is made consider the side, type and overall finances of the public accommodation and the nature and cost of the access improvements needed. Barrier removal that is difficult not may be readily achievable in the future as finances change.
The ADA Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan Report is available upon request. We are updating our website as improvements are made. When renovations are completed, the Sycamore Room will be ADA compliant, as there will be an additional ADA compliant entrance with ramp along with a full bathroom renovation.
Meanwhile, we are continually making improvements. For instance, we have added grab bars and purchased devices such as shower chairs to accommodate those with limited mobility. There are 3 rooms on the ground floors of one of our two buildings – Rosewood, Fernwood and Sycamore – which offer more accessibility. View our rooms page to learn more about the handicap features provided in those rooms. We will always provide a reserved parking spot near the entrance for those with mobility limitations. Please feel free to call to discuss any special services we can provide to assist with making your stay possible.
Website Accessibility Statement
Sheridan House Inn is committed to making our website accessible to people with disabilities.
We have designed our website to be accessible for impaired users to see, navigate, interact and understand the content provided as per the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 Level AA (WCAG 2.0 AA).
We have tested the functionality of this website with the achecker.ca tool and the Google Chrome Accessibility Audit tool. We have also tested keyboard only functionality so that people who use screen readers or can’t use a mouse are able to navigate through the website pages efficiently.
We will continue to make every effort to meet evolving accessibility standards.
Currently our reservation system does not meet AA standards of WCAG 2.0. This is something we will continue to address with our reservation company, so that it too will be accessible to people with disabilities in the future. If you find you are having difficulty determining availability or booking an accommodation via our online system, please contact us at the links below and we will be happy to assist you directly.
As we continue to improve our website functionality, we appreciate your concerns and suggestions. We welcome impaired users to share accessibility issues you may find.
Contact us at the links below.