Accomable – Airbnb for wheelchair users

Picture of Srin with Dubai skyline in the backgroundThere are several organisations and individuals with websites that provide information on accessible travel, but this one recently featured on CNN’s travel section. With support from various UK Tourist Boards, and based on Airbnb, the Accomable website first asks where do you want to go? It has check boxes for key features: step-free access, the property itself, the bedroom, the bathroom and roll in shower. For Australia it lists eight properties on the east coast: Queensland, NSW, Victoria and one in Tasmania. The following is taken from their website: 

Photo of Srin and Martin on a beachSrin Madipalli and Martyn Sibley, the co-founders, met as children through a support group for children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), something they both have in common. 

Through work with tourist boards in the UK and abroad, and with an adventurous nature, Martyn and Srin have travelled all over the world and experienced some bumps along the road. This is where the idea for Accomable developed. Wouldn’t it be so much easier if all accessible properties were listed in one place, with detailed access information about the property, the locality and services available? So here it is, Accomable!

You can find more on travel and tourism on this website.