accessible* Homer, Alaska
This new website is a work in progress! We've added some information about various places around town, but we're just starting to add information that businesses send us describing their accessibility. To suggest additions or changes to information on this website, please email Devony at email@example.com. THANK YOU!
Welcome to accessible* Homer
This website emphasizes what’s available in Homer for those experiencing disabilities.
TRAILS promotes inclusive recreation on the southern Kenai Peninsula. We want folks who love travel and adventure to find what they’re looking for right here in Homer—a fun and beautiful place we love to share.
* accessible means different things in different contexts. If a place meets standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), we make that clear. If it's working in that direction but not yet there, we describe (or show in photos or videos) the conditions you'll find. That way, YOU can decide if it's accessible to YOU. We include contact information so you can discuss expectations and needs.
Contact Homer's ILC office (907.235.7911) to find out what adaptive equipment is available for use by visitors to Homer.
How to use accessible* Homer
CLICK on a button below to find places and activities in Homer
Homer offers many ways to recreate and enjoy its beautiful surroundings — the fully accessible Islands and Ocean Visitor Center and Pratt Museum, wheelchair-friendly trails, boat tours of Kachemak Bay, charming shops and art galleries, delicious places to eat, and comfy places to stay. The two tables help you find what you're looking for.
If you want your business on accessible* Homer
Contact TRAILS if you want accessible* Homer to describe or link to your business or if you want to suggest places or activities to add to our tables. If you're a business with a website, you can develop your own content about your accessibility, including descriptions and photos. Then TRAILS can add a link going straight to that content. And if you want guidance on improving accessibility, check out the resources on this page ideas to improve access, including examples and ideas from Homer businesses and venues. (You'll also find links to help you understand ADA "Title III" requirements that businesses should meet to be in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.)
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This website is a work in progress. Businesses, locations, and activities are added as we learn about them and their accessibility. We rely on businesses and vendors to provide us information about their access conditions. We also post “accessible* Homer” videos so YOU can decide whether you're comfortable, for example, being lifted by friends or willing staff onto a boat or helped over a threshold or down a trail or across a beach.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any comments, photos, videos you'd like to share about places you visit.
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More information about the Homer area
Links for exploring Homer onlineTo learn about the Homer area, click on the links below.
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More information about accessible travel
Links to online resources for folks traveling with disabilities
accessibleGO --"Making travel more accessible, together;" this website offers discounts, describes destinations, provides reviews, offers a way to review businesses yourself, and more. They even have a section where anyone can share their travel recommendations, experiences, or knowledge; and if you would like, accessibleGO will find you lodgings with specific kinds of accommodations. Click here to see their basic list of accessibility rating categories for lodgings.
TravAbility -- Specialist travel agency for inclusive travel and advocates for accessible tourism.
TravelAbility Insider -- an online magazine with articles about traveling with a disability, co-sponsor of 2019 TravelAbility Summit: "A first-ever gathering of travel industry professionals with product and service innovators dedicated to improving travel experiences for individuals with physical, visual, auditory and cognitive disabilities."
WheelchairTravel --"resources to help you plan a wheelchair-accessible vacation"