Accomable starts its journey in Australia to make your holiday experiences much smoother. The pioneering global platform has launched its service with 12 specially adapted properties.
Accomable is a renowned platform for finding hotels and holiday rentals accessible to disabled people. It has the goal to expand to over 500 properties across the country by the end of the year. However, it is currently available in four states – Tasmania, Queensland, Victoria, and New South Wales.
Families or individuals, who have to take care of someone physically challenged or are personally affected, know very well the struggle of finding disabled adapted holiday homes. Accomable solves this problem by enlisting a number of hotels and holiday rentals appropriate for physically challenged people. They ensure including detailed information and high quality images of the listed accommodations so that the renters can decide whether the property is suitable for them.
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Entrepreneurs Martyn Sibley and Srin Madipalli founded the London-based company in 2011. The childhood friends were wheelchair-bound because of suffering from the same disability called Spinal Muscular Atrophy. However, both of them were enthusiastic travellers and used to travel regularly.
As regular travellers, they often found it difficult to find proper information about accommodations and other things for disabled people. Frustrated by the situation, they decided to launch Accomable with the intention of making all the necessary information available.
Oxford University and Skoll Foundation funded the Accomable through an initiative that supports ventures intended to deliver social impact. Since then, the company has extended its service to 34 countries and become a trusted platform to find information about adapted properties.
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Accomable partnered with Have Wheelchair Will Travel (HWWT) to launch its service in Australia. Founded by Julie Jones, the mother of a wheelchair-bound son, HWWT, which is Australia’s most active and largest accessible travel community, serves disabled travellers through a website and an active Facebook community.
Visit Accomable’s website to know more information about their initiatives.