There are many great experiences and memories to be made and shared in the great city of Las Vegas. Luckily enough the city can expand that to accommodate wheelchair users.
Sin City is now one of the top wheelchair accessible cities across America. Most of the facilities at Las Vegas provide disability-friendly utilities.
For instance, at McCarran International Airport they make it easy to request a wheelchair service. A person can choose between requesting a wheelchair or just someone to assist with their own.
The airport’s website mentions that “McCarran International Airport offers courtesy wheelchair services to passengers with disabilities and/or special needs. Our goal is to provide equal access to all travellers ensuring a great experience while at McCarran.”
Sin City is currently facilitating the visit of thousands of tourists by providing motorised scooters and wheelchair rentals for persons who require them.
According to a frequent Las Vegas visitor her says, “I’ve made several trips to Las Vegas in the last three decades and find access improves each time. There is more to be done, but there are more workarounds. For instance, you can avoid vehicle traffic by using pedestrian bridges to cross the busy Las Vegas Strip.
Getting around town
McCarran International Airport offers several taxi companies options that include vans equipped to accommodate a wheelchair. It is noteworthy to mention that more information on the topic is provided on The Convention and Visitors Authority website.
Moreover, wheelchairs have access aboard most of the public buses and trams between Sahara and Tropicana avenues on the eastern side of the Strip.
The Regional Transportation Commission mentions on their website that “bus service is fully accessible, including buses that are lift-equipped, have low floors and kneel, and accommodate up to two wheelchairs.”
Clark Country build overhead walkways and pedestrian bridges with elevators between Sahara Avenue and Russel Road which makes it easy to move along the two points.
Currently, there are 17 bridges, with 3 more scheduled to open at the Linq, Resorts World and the new convention centre property.
It has also been rumbaed that the city is attempting to widen all the sidewalks along the Las Vegas Boulevard. This will offer pedestrians approximately an 18 feet wide sidewalk to enjoy.
Wheelchair accessible places to stay
Las Vegas is a city that offers several accessible guest rooms. It is worth mentioning that the city offers a more accessible room than any other place across the US.
Accessible rooms include; roll-in showers, grab rails, and oversized tubs. Many renovated hotels also offer accessible pools!
How about gambling?!
Hotel casinos have accessible slot machines in which wheelchair users have the choice to play at a variety of table games.
he Venetian poker room, for instance, offers a lot of moving space for the wheelchair. Also at Caesars Palace, lowered blackjack tables and slot machines with removable seats make the space more wheelchair-friendly.