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. Not to mention the facilities all have enough space for people to move around in their power chair or other types of wheelchair around the house to keep their independence whilst vacationing.
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 travelers and to show people that accessible vacations in holiday villas and other locations can be as stylish, local, and fun as any Airbnb stay.
“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.”