IMG_6143.jpeg1. Plan ahead. I always call the actual hotel I’m going to stay at, and make sure the room is actually what I need. As a quad, improvising isn’t very easy, and I try to eliminate any unexpected challenges. 

2. Check the bathroom. ADA bathrooms vary across properties. For example, an accessible shower could mean it has grab bars, but isn’t roll-in. Be specific about your needs when you book, and make sure those needs have been met before you bring your things into the room. 

3. Check the height of the bed. Hotel beds are getting higher all the time.  Hotel staff can be asked to measure bed height, and to remove the box springs to lower if needed.
Clark Landis, ATP/SMS


Clark Landis, ATP/SMS

Clark Landis is a RESNA Certified Assistive Technology Professional, ATP/SMS Specializing in Seating and Mobility for over 33 years. He dove into a river 40 years ago, becoming a quadriplegic and full time wheelchair user. He’s been married to his wife Leilani for 32 years, and they have two kids, Brandon, 27, and Alexa, 22. He is a sports enthusiast - especially when it has to do with his University of Washington Huskies! Clark’s career in the complex rehab technology world can be summed up in the great joy he takes in helping others get mobility equipment to achieve greater independence.