Accomable – the Airbnb for disabled people

Access all areas – Accomable is the Airbnb for disabled people

If you have a disability or mobility issue, finding a good vacation rental can be pretty tough. A study at Rutgers University found that Airbnb hosts are most likely to reject disabled people, while many places that advertise themselves as accessible simply don’t come up to scratch.

Roll in accessible accommodation booking platform, Accomable, the Airbnb for disabled people, which uses photo and video technology to verify the accessibility of each property  and clearly highlights each adaptation on the web-app, so disabled users can check a property suits their needs.

Accessible villa in Bali

Accomable has just clocked up more than 1,100 properties in over 60 countries worldwide, making it the biggest booking platform for fully verified accessible accommodation on the market. With hundreds of independent stays, it’s aiming to open up the sharing economy to disabled travellers and to show people that accessible vacations can be as stylish, local and fun as any Airbnb stay.

The Calf Shed (stylish stay with floor to ceiling windows) in Wiltshire

 
CEO and Co-founder, Srin Madipalli, said:
 
“It can be incredibly difficult to find accessible holiday accommodation if you’re disabled. I once booked a place only to discover steps to the front door, and that’s not unusual. There’s a lot of bad information out there and it’s a huge problem for the disabled community.
 
“We built Accomable to change that.  As a disabled person, I’ve never wanted to be left behind on any cool new innovations in tech, particularly in the sharing economy. We guarantee all of our listings have step-free access, at least one step-free bedroom and bathroom, and that the step-free bathroom has at least one additional adaptation.
 

“I think there’s often a preconception that accessible accommodation will be sterile and boring. We want to show people that simply not the case. Our platform lists cool central apartments in Seattle, Barcelona and London, little beach condos in Maui and contemporary barns and country houses in the UK. We even have a completely accessible eco-lodge in the Ecuadorian rainforest.”

 

CEO and Co-founder Srin Madipalli

 

Accomable is a service to help people with mobility difficulties find accessible properties around the world. Launched by disabled CEO and Co-founder, Srin Madipalli in June 2015, it’s mission is to enable anyone to go anywhere. Visit https://accomable.com

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