Airbnb is a service that lets travellers rent out private rooms, apartments, and homes to stay at while they travel.  Recently, Airbnb has really stepped it up in trying to meet the needs of travellers with disabilities.  

When searching listings, users can filter by accessibility needs, including:

Entering the home
Step-free access
Wide doorway
Well lit path to entrance
Flat path to front door
Getting around
Wide hallways Hallways at least 36″ (90cm) wide.
Elevators If needed, contact hosts about the width.
Step-free access
Wide doorway
Accessible-height bed
Wide clearance to bed
Step-free access
Wide doorway
Roll-in shower with chair
Bathtub with shower chair
Accessible-height toilet
Wide clearance to shower, toilet
Fixed grab bars for shower, toilet
Handheld shower head
Common areas
Step-free access
Wide entryway
Disabled parking spot There is a city-approved parking spot or a parking space at least 8ft (2.4m) wide.

There’s some fully-wheelchair-accessible rentals available, such as this apartment in the Netherlands.  This one-level farmhouse in Birmingham comes equipped with a commode and hoyer lift.  Some rentals also market themselves as autism-friendly, such as this house in Kissimee, Florida.

You can also use the Airbnb website to book “experiences,” such as wheelchair tennis lessons in London, or an adaptive yoga class in Somerset.

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