The Pacific Blue Inn in downtown Santa Cruz

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At the Pacific Blue Inn in downtown Santa Cruz

each of its nine rooms are wheelchair accessible, a trademark of the builders, Easy Access Development, a local company that makes all of its projects "wheel-chair friendly."

Debbie Quigg, one of the owners, says that while the ADA requires large hotels to accommodate for people in wheelchairs, it isn't often that small bed and breakfasts do. "A lot of times at cute, quaint places like this it is hard to find wheelchair accessibility," she says. And she would know - she and her husband Joe are both in wheelchairs, and started Easy Access Development after moving to Santa Cruz eight years ago and having difficulty finding places that were accessible. Their mission with Easy Access Development was to make accessibility a priority in all of their projects.

 "We wanted to invest our money in a way that was benefiting society as well as making money, and we made the decision that everything we did was going to be wheelchair accessible," says Joe. Although they have yet to draw in any guests in wheelchairs, they are happy to know they are providing the option.

Read the full story:
http://www.gtweekly.com/20090623446471/news/housing/pacific%E2%80%99s-green-inn


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