New NYC Access Resource

A new resource to help New York City-bound travelers find accessible lodgings, restaurants and attractions was unveiled earlier this week.

Accessible NYC is a joint effort of the United Spinal Association, SATH, Vega Transportation and the NYC Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities. Although the website only has some 40 listings right now, it’s hoped that number will increase with an increased community support.

All of the businesses listed on the website were personally inspected by Accessible NYC, and the access is reported in a short narrative format. The website listings are limited to members, who presumably have to pay a membership fee to have their access information included.

Personally I’d like to see more properties and transportation options covered, so hopefully more business owners will jump on the access bandwagon and become members soon.

Still, I’m happy to see any sort of access information available, so kudos to the folks in NYC who made this happen. After having worked on many web projects such as this, I know sometimes it’s very slow going.

Stay tuned for another access guide (print and web) to be announced here soon. What city will that one cover I’ll give you a hint — it’s in Illinois.