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ACCESSIBILITY MATTERS TO THE AMSTERDAM HOSTEL SAN FRANCISCO

ACCESSIBILITY MATTERS TO THE AMSTERDAM HOSTEL SAN FRANCISCO

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IMPORTANT ACCESSIBILITY FEATURES THROUGHOUT OUR WEBSITE AND HOTEL

Our goal is to provide hospitality to all people who travel to San Francisco. This means everyone. Our mission is to make it as easy as possible for all people including those with hearing, vision, or any other disability to learn about our property and book their stay if they so desire.

If you have difficulty learning about or booking our hotel, we invite you to contact us via telephone or email and our friendly staff will gladly assist you.

Our building is over 50 years old and presents architectural and structural restrictions that limit our ability to reasonably achieve certain mobility improvements to accommodate guests including those who need to utilize a wheelchair.  All of our guest rooms are above the ground floor. Due to the architectural and structural limitations full ADA compliance is technically infeasible. Please contact the hotel and ask for the General Manager if you have specific questions about the accessibility features of our property.  Please review our website's dedicated accessibility webpage to learn more about our property's accessibility features.

We work very hard to provide an easy-to-use online experience for all guests. We believe all of our website visitors should be able to easily research online on https://www.hostelsf.com regardless of device type and whether an individual requires assistive technology like a screen reader, font magnification, translation or voice recognition software.

To ensure this, Amsterdam Hostel San Francisco is committed to compliance with Level AA success criteria of the Website Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 (WCAG 2.1), an international standard measure of accessibility success. Our website and digital marketing has been developed after carefully parsing these particular guidelines and is continuously being enhanced to make our technology more accessible and user-friendly.

We have tested our hotel’s website to ensure that we meet or exceed Level AA checkpoints of the WCAG 2.1 Standard.

Our hotel website allows visitors to search for accessibility featured guest rooms with ease and details our property’s accessibility features on our Hotel Overview page which can be found here: https://www.hostelsf.com/overview

If you have any questions or would like to report any issues related to the accessibility features of our hotel’s website, please contact us at qualityassurance@innsight.com

You can learn more about W3C’s Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) HERE

Our Hotel Offers The Following Accessibility Features

Property Accessibility Features

  • Public Street Van Accessible Parking
  • 32 Inch Wide Openings to Common Areas
  • Accessibility Equipment for The Deaf
  • Accessible Guest Rooms with 32 Inch Wide Openings
  • All doorways to and within Accessible Guest Rooms are Wheelchair Accessible
  • All sidewalks and walkways free of any objects that pose a hazard to persons with low vision
  • Signs on The Property Include Braille are Easy to Read and Free From Reflective Material
  • Door hardware (lever, pull, panic bar, etc.) usable with one hand, without tight grasping, pinching or twisting of the wrist
  • Exterior stairs built so blind persons and persons with low vision will not hit their head
  • Fire alarms in the hotel have a visual alarm strobe light
  • Hotel corridors a minimum of 36” wide
  • Hotel Provides Proper Number of Accessible Guest Rooms Stipulated by ADA
  • Key card reader positioned so persons who use wheelchairs may approach and operate the opener
  • People in Need of Accessible Features Can Book Accessible Rooms During The Same Time and Terms That Others Can Reserve Rooms
  • Roll-in ADA showers available
  • Service Animals Allowed At No Additional Charge
  • Staff Has Access to Information About Guest Rooms
  • Staff is Trained to Offer Assistance to Ensure Accessibility
  • WCAG Level 2.1 Website
  • Wheelchair Accessibility Throughout Guest Room and Guest Bathroom per ADA Standards
  • Hotel Provides Proper Number of Accessible Guest Rooms Stipulated by ADA

Guest Room Accessibility Features

  • Wheelchair Accessible Guestroom Door Entrance, Bathroom Door Entrance, Interior Doors Per ADA Standards That Allow At Least 32" Clear Passage Width So Persons Who Use Wheelchairs, Crutches, And Other Mobility Aids Can Visit Or Stay; In Addition, Door hardware (Levers, Pulls, Panic Bars, Etc.) On All Entry Doors To Accessible Guestrooms And Other Passage Doors Within The Room Are Usable With One Hand Without Tight Grasping, Pinching, Or Twisting Of The Wrist
  • Service Animals Allowed
  • Lowered Counter Height
  • Accessible Power Outlets
  • Hearing Impaired Light Alerts with Kit
  • Light/Lamp Controls are Push Button
  • Lower Level Individual Thermostat
  • Lowered Closet Bars and Shelving
  • Strobe Lights
  • Visual Door Knocker
  • Shaker Alarm Clock
  • Visual Alarm Equipped
  • Closed Captioning Television
  • 36" or More Accessible Path of Travel Around and Between Beds Per ADA Standards
  • Multi-Level Door Viewers
  • Closet Bars and/or Shelving Lowered
  • Drapery Control with a 36” Clear Path Within Reach & Lowered Wands
  • Push Button Light/Lamp Control-Type
  • Hearing Impaired Light Alerts – Free Portable Equipment Provided by Hotel
  • Table/Desk Height Accessible with Knee Space 27” (width) and 34" (height)
  • At Least (1) Power Outlet with a Clear Space in Front, 15” from Ground
  • Power Outlets within 4” of Telephone
  • Communication Kits Available with TTY Machine, Strobe Light, & Visual Door Knocker
  • Visual Alarm – Free Portable Equipment Provided by Hotel
  • Telephone with Visual Call Alert – Free Portable Equipment Provided by Hotel
  • Wheelchair Accessible Route in Room
  • Door hardware on all entry doors to accessible guestrooms and other passage doors within the room usable with one hand
  • Drapery wands and controls on fixed lamps and HVAC units easily operable with one hand

Bathroom Accessibility Features

  • Hand-Held Shower Wand with Shutoff Valve and Temperature Regulator With At Least A 60" Long Hose Provided So Persons Who Bathe From A Seated Position May Wash And Rinse With The Directional Spray
  • Low-Level Towel Hooks, Racks, or Bars Placed Within 54" Of The Floor For Side Approach Or 48" Of The Floor For Forward Approach So Persons Who Use Wheelchairs Can Approach And Use The Towel Racks
  • Lower Mirrors
  • Removable Shower Head
  • Roll-In Shower That Is Free Of Curbs Or Lips At The Shower Floor Thus Allowing Wheelchair Approach And Transfer Onto The Folding Shower Seat; in addition, Free Of Doors That Would Impede Wheelchair Transfer Onto The Seat, Horizontal Grab Bar On The Wall Opposite The Seat For Stabilization And Aid In Maneuvering While In A Shower Wheelchair, Faucet Controls And Shower Wand Positioned On The Wall Along The Side Of The Shower Seat So They Are Operable From The Folding Shower Seat or From The Shower Wheelchair, Roll-in Shower Has A Securely Fastened Folding Seat At 17"-19" Above The Floor Onto Which Persons Who Use Wheelchairs May Transfer To Shower
  • Lowered Towel Hooks, Racks, or Bars Placed Within 54" Of The Floor For Side Approach Or 48" Of The Floor For Forward Approach So Persons Who Use Wheelchairs Can Approach And Use The Towel Racks
  • Toilet Grab Bars Per ADA Standards
  • Drain and Water Pipes Under Sink are Insulated
  • Faucet that is easily operable with hardware that is (i.e.: levers, wrist blades, single arm, etc.) usable with one hand
  • Bathroom floors in the accessible guestrooms slip-resistant
  • Wheelchair Accessible Bathroom Facilities
  • Wheelchair Accessible Sink That Is No More Than 34" High With At Least 29" High Clearance Under The Front Edge To Allow Persons Who Use Wheelchairs To Pull Under The Lavatory And Use The Faucet Hardware Per ADA Standards. Faucet That Is Easily Operable (i.e.: Levers, Wrist blades, Single Arm, Etc.) And Usable With One Hand, Without Tight Grasping, Pinching, or Twisting of The Wrist
  • Wheelchair Accessible Raised Toilet Per ADA Standards Including Toilet Seat Between 17"-19" Above The Floor; In Addition, Toilet Is Centered 18" From The Adjacent Side Wall, Which Is The Distance That Will Permit A Person With A Mobility Impairment To Use The Grab Bars. Accessible Toilet Have A Horizontal Grab Bar On The Adjacent Side wall That Is At Least 40" Long and Between 33"-36" Above The Floor For Stabilization and Assistance During Transfer From A Wheelchair; in addtion, A Horizontal Grab Bar On The Wall Behind The Toilet That Is At Least 36" Long and Between 33"-36" Above The Floor For Stabilization and Assistance During Transfer From A Wheelchair
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Hotel Website Accessibility Features

This hotel website for Amsterdam Hostel San Francisco is designed to be fully accessible to all and is designed according to W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 and conforms to most priority checkpoints which entail some of the following elements:

Navigation Shortcuts

Our hotel’s website can be navigated by using the tab key to traverse the elements of each page and by using the enter key to activate a highlighted link.

Structured, Semantic Markup

HTML heading tags are used to convey the document structure. Navigation menus are tagged as HTML maps so that the menu title can be read out, and the menu items are presented as a group. Please see our Site Map for easy navigation at: https://www.hostelsf.com/sitemap

Images Visibility

All content images include descriptive ALT attributes and all purely decorative graphics include null ALT attributes.

Standards Compliance

The site is designed to conform to Level AA compliance as specified by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. All pages validate as XHTML 1.0 and use structured semantic markup.

Accessibility References

Accessibility Software and Services

The following tools and services are available for free to assist you with viewing and interacting with our website:

  • Click Here for HTML Validator, a free service for checking that web pages conform to published HTML standards.
  • Click Here for Web Page Backward Compatibility Viewer, a tool for viewing your web pages without a variety of modern browser features.
  • Click Here for Lynx, a free text-only web browser.

Browser Help

Optimize the way you view your web browser. If you have difficulty in reading the Amsterdam Hostel San Francisco website on your screen, you may be able to change the settings on your browser to help you improve readability and visibility of each webpage:

Learn about the Accessibility features of these major Internet Browsers below:

This Hotel's Website Has Passed W3C WCAG 2.1 Level AA Self-Certification*
W3C WCAG 2.1 Level AA Self-Certification
*Note: W3C has not developed a certification program or authorized any other program to certify conformance to W3C standards.