The Diversity of Hotels: Staying Under the IHG Umbrella

Over the past six months, Kyann Flint, our Chief Accessibility Officer, has stayed in multiple hotels under the IHG umbrella. She stayed at two different Holiday Inn Express hotels, one Holiday Inn, two different Staybridge Suites, and one  Candlewood Suites. Her parents also stayed at two additional Holiday Inn Expresses and asked to check out… Continue Reading The Diversity of Hotels: Staying Under the IHG Umbrella

AbiliTrek’s new accessibility platform – beta now available

BELLINGHAM, WA. — When Daman Wandke called a hotel to confirm that it could accommodate him, the experience became a struggle due to a lack of understanding his access needs which may have been enhanced by his speech impairment. However, the incident led him to recognize the need for a platform to communicate which places… Continue Reading AbiliTrek’s new accessibility platform – beta now available

Introducing Our Platform: Potential Questions, Answered

EXCITING NEWS FROM ABILITREK! Our platform will soon be released to the public. Here are answers to some potential questions!   Q: How are the symbol colors (green, yellow and red) determined? A: The symbol colors are weighted based on an aggregated system. Green is derived from an accessible review while red comes from a… Continue Reading Introducing Our Platform: Potential Questions, Answered

San Diego: Part II

San Diego is what the world could be, what the world should be. San Diego reflects the accessibility that is possible and contrasts the lack of access provided by the majority of other places. San Diego is by no means Universally Designed but relatively speaking this city takes the cake in meeting accessibility needs.  … Continue Reading San Diego: Part II

San Diego: Part I

This blog post was originally meant to recap the accessibility of San Diego and why Daman Wandke picked this city to test out AbiliTrek’s new Yelp-like platform. However, due to multiple events, it has morphed into the piece of the story about the ableism that we know all too well. Don’t worry, you will get… Continue Reading San Diego: Part I

Daman Takes On DC!

A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to participate in the innovation session for travelers with disabilities. I traveled to Washington D.C. with the intention of increasing visibility to the needs of travelers with disabilities, but also to have a fun weekend. A little work followed by a little play!   Day 1 (Wednesday)… Continue Reading Daman Takes On DC!