Airbnb unveils accessibility features across the platform

Airbnb announced it has reviewed and confirmed the accuracy of almost 300,000 accessibility features across the platform. The recently launched Adapted category now features over 1,100 listings around the world, with Adapted Hosts collectively earning over US$5.5 million. Airbnb also revealed the 10 most wish-listed Adapted homes including treehouses, domes, and log cabins. Introduced in November 2021, Accessibility Review gives guests the peace of mind that accessibility features added by Hosts, such as a step-free entrance, fixed grab bars, or a bath or shower chair, have been reviewed and confirmed by Airbnb agents. This landmark moment means that since Accessibility Review was launched, the number of listings with an accessibility feature on Airbnb has increased by over 450 percent to over 140,000 places to stay. Airbnb began innovating to make travel more accessible in 2018 by expanding from a single “wheelchair accessible” search filter to a more detailed set of search filters for specific accessibility features, including step-free bedroom access and accessible parking spots, allowing guests to search for homes that meet their unique needs. Since then, we’ve continued to innovate, listening to our community and gathering feedback from partners in the disability and accessibility space, and have introduced several product updates to continue improving the travel experience for guests with accessibility needs. On top of Accessibility Review, six months ago Airbnb launched the Adapted category, a curated list of spaces that feature verified step-free entry to the home and at least one bedroom and bathroom, plus at least one accessibility feature in the bathroom.

Source: Airbnb