Airbnb not only dislikes taxes, but also guests with disabilities

by Ivano Abbadessa - 2017.06.05

For dwarfs, blind and brain-damaged individuals, there are are no places available in Airbnb offerings. This heavy accusation is launched in a study undertaken by a team of experts from Rutgers University of New Jersey. According to whom, the well-known online platform used by tourists renting short or long-term vacation spots, sends a clear “NO” to the majority of clients with disabilities who use it. While 75% of users claim that they have no problem making a reservation, the numbers drop considerably if the user is affected by dwarfism (61%), blindness (50%), cerebral palsy (43%) and motor difficulties (25%). Although, in this last category, rather than outright discrimination, the concern that the structure is not suitable for guests with wheel chairs is the primary concern.

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