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accessible* Homer, Alaska
Homer is an incredible place to live or visit--and that should be true for everyBODY! In fact, Homer's stunning setting--perched on the shores of Kachemak Bay--along with its spectacular outdoor recreation; great places to stay; delicious offerings at cafes and restaurants; world-class fishing; diverse and innovative farming; active art community; variety of businesses promoting wellness; and more make it the go-to destination for folks with disabilities who want a wonderful Alaskan experience. This website--a work in progress--is intended to help everyBODY enjoy all the wonders and enjoyment that can be found in Homer and around Kachemak Bay. To suggest additions or changes to information on this website, please email Devony at firstname.lastname@example.org. THANK YOU!
Welcome to accessible* Homer
This website emphasizes recreation and leisure activities available in Homer for those experiencing disabilities.
TRAILS promotes inclusive recreational and leisure activities on the southern Kenai Peninsula. We want folks who love travel and adventure to find what they’re looking for here in the Homer area—a fun and beautiful place we love to share.
Call TRAILS at 907-235-7911
* accessible means different things in different contexts. If a place meets standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), we note that. 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.
Call ILC at 907-235-7911
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 a choice below to find places and activities in Homer
The Homer area offers many ways to recreate and enjoy satisfying activities and beautiful surroundings. Places to visit range from the ADA accessible Islands and Ocean Visitor Center and Pratt Museum to wheelchair-friendly trails to boat tours of Kachemak Bay, charming shops and art galleries, delicious places to eat, and comfy places to stay. The two tables accessed above should help you find what you're looking for. If you have suggestions, feedback, or questions, please email Devony at email@example.com.
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. If you'd like guidance on improving accessibility, check out 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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More information about the Homer area
Links for exploring Homer onlineTo learn about the Homer area, click on the links below.
City of Homer Community Recreation Guide
City resolution to become Universally Accessible
City of Homer Parks and Recreation
Shorezone click start button and then zoom to Homer on map
The Milepost magazine This annual publication lists sites and destinations found at particular mileposts on all of Alaska's highways
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.
NCHPAD (National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability)--Founded in 1999, NCHPAD provides information on physical activity, health promotion, and disability in order to promote "building healthy inclusive communities."
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"