The vacation rental giant Airbnb announced on November 16 that it had acquired the London-based accessible vacation rental startup, Accomable. The companies declined to disclose the price and terms of the deal, but did say that Airbnb would be working to immediately add Accomable’s roughly 1,100 accessible house and apartment listings to its portfolio.
Srin Madipalli co-founded Accomable two years ago with Martin Sibley after being frustrated by the lack of reliable accessibility information when looking for places to stay. Both Madipalli and Sibley have spina muscular atrophy. Accomable’s hallmark was detailed, verified accessibility features for all of its listings, something that Airbnb has struggled with.