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Accessibility & ADA Conformance

Hotel Edison
Date: 7/16/2019
Our goal is to provide a welcoming experience to all who visit our website. 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 Hotel Edison.
If you have difficulty learning about us, we invite you to contact us via telephone or email and our friendly staff will gladly assist you.
(212) 453-4026
228 W 47th Street, New York, New York 10036
We work very hard to provide an easy-to-use online experience for all our visitors. We believe all of our website visitors should be able to easily research online at 228 W 47th Street, New York, New York 10036 regardless of device type or the need for assistive technology like screen readers, font magnification, translation or voice recognition software.
To ensure this, Hotel Edison 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 have been developed with careful consideration of these guidelines and is continuously being enhanced to make our technology more accessible and user-friendly.
We have tested our website to ensure that we meet or exceed Level AA of the WCAG 2.1 Standard.
If you have any questions or would like to report any issues related to the accessibility features of our website, please contact us at
You can learn more about W3C's Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) HERE
Additionally, the entire site was tested using WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool, created by, a third-party authority in web accessibility. The site is tested periodically to ensure any added or edited content conforms with the latest accessibility guidelines, as reported by the WAVE tool.
Subsequent reports were run on: 01/01/2021; 12/01/2020; 11/03/2020; 10/01/2020; 09/03/2020; 09/01/2020; 08/01/2020; 07/20/2020; 07/06/2020; 07/02/2020; 06/02/2020; 05/03/2020; 04/03/2020; 03/01/2020; 02/24/2020; 02/01/2020; 01/03/2020; 01/01/2020; 12/04/2019; 11/22/2019; 11/12/2019; 11/06/2019; 10/01/2019; 09/16/2019; 09/01/2019; 08/01/2019; 07/30/2019; 07/16/2019

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Website Accessibility Features

This website 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 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:

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.

The Edison is pleased to outline our ADA accessible features and services:


  • 47th street hotel entrance is flat from street to main entrance lobby.
  • The 47th street main entrance is equipped with ADA wheelchair automatic outward swinging doors controlled by an automatic push button device. Two control push buttons are located at the interior of the main doors. (47th street side).One control push button is located in between both doors leading to the entrances. One control push button device is located at the 47th exterior of the main doors.
  • The 46th street hotel entrance is flat from street to main entrance lobby.
  • The Edison Hotel 46th street main entrance is equipped with ADA wheelchair motion detector doors.
  • The 46th street entrance is equipped with wheelchair ADA accessible incline concrete slope leading to main lobby and elevators.
  • Hotel Edison has two restaurants. Both entrances are flat from street to main entrance lobby.
  • Friedman's restaurant main entrance is located on the exterior of 47th street. The main entrance is equipped with wheelchair ADA compliance double access doors.
  • Bond 45 restaurant is equipped with a wheelchair ADA compliant door entrance. In addition, Bond 45 has an accessible ADA elevator leading to the restaurants lower level, restrooms, main restaurant floor, and hotel lobby and street.

Hotel Lobby:

Front Desk:

  • Accessible check-in process
  • FDNY List of ADA guest names occupying ADA rooms intended for emergency evacuation

Lobby bathrooms:

  • Outward swinging bathroom door
  • Accessible light switches
  • Wheelchair accessible bathrooms
  • Accessible sink
  • Accessible toilet
  • Accessible urinal
  • Elevated toilet seat
  • Grab bars in around toilet


  • Accessible elevator for all floors
  • Elevator has braille - designating floors
  • Hand Railing grab bars
  • Accessible emergency pull button
  • Accessible intercom
  • Accessible alarm button


  • Outward swinging bathroom door
  • Accessible light switches
  • Wheelchair accessible bathrooms
  • ADA Shower chairs
  • Adjustable shower head and wand
  • Accessible sink
  • Accessible toilet
  • Elevated toilet seat
  • Grab bars in shower and around toilet
  • Accessible safes

ADA compliant guest room deluxe kits available that include:

  • Telephone direct emergency to call 911
  • Portable smoke detector / strobe light

For more information on our accessible rooms please call 1-(212) 840-5000.
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