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Author: Paulette Southerly

Airbnb Acquires Site Offering Accessible Accommodations

Posted in Disability, and Public Awareness

“Airbnb has sometimes come under fire for lack of access for travelers with disabilities. The home-stay company says it wants to do better. So it’s buying Accomable, a London company that arranges vacation stays in private homes that have verified accessibility features.

‘We want to help create new policies and procedures for vetting Airbnb properties, to make sure an Airbnb customer with accessibility needs can trust its offerings the same way they’d trust an Accomable listing,’ said Srin Madipalli, 31, Accomable CEO. An inveterate traveler and wheelchair user, he co-founded the London company two years ago after encountering many obstacles with accommodations during his globe-trotting.”

For full article visit:  https://www.disabilityscoop.com/2017/11/17/airbnb-acquires-site-accessible/24442/

Sensitive Santa at Morgantown Mall

Posted in Disability, and Public Awareness

SENSITIVE SANTA

Sunday, December 3rd │ 9am – 11am

This is a special time with Santa reserved for children with Autism, sensory-disorders, and other disabilities. We make Santa’s Workshop sensory-friendly and have activities for the children to do while they wait to sit on Santa’s lap.

We invite your whole family to join us for this event. Arrive any time between 9am and 11am – no appointment or RSVP necessary.

If you have any questions or to let us know you’ll be bringing your child, just email sarah.shaffer@washingtonprime.com.

From https://morgantownmall.com/events-news/event/caring-santa

Winter Wonderland

Posted in Disability, Group, and Public Awareness

Winter Wonderland Northern WV Center for Independent Living Youth Holiday Party!  When: December 15, 2017 from 6-8 pm  Where: 601-3 E Brockway Ave Suite A&B Morgantown, WV 26501   Who: Youth with disabilities; ages 14-24  Please join us for a night of holiday fun, festivities and food! This will provide a chance for youth with disabilities in our area to meet their peers and learn about upcoming youth activities.  Please RSVP to Riley at 304-296-6091 or at rfreeland@nwvcil.org by December 11th. If attending, please notify Riley of any accommodations needed.

Northern WV Center for Independent Living Youth Holiday Party!

When: December 15, 2017 from 6-8 pm

Where: 601-3 E Brockway Ave Suite A&B Morgantown, WV 26501

Who: Youth with disabilities; ages 14-24

Please join us for a night of holiday fun, festivities and food! This will provide a chance for youth with disabilities in our area to meet their peers and learn about upcoming youth activities. Please RSVP to Riley at 304-296-6091 or at rfreeland@nwvcil.org by December 11th. If attending, please notify Riley of any accommodations needed.