Craigslist.org: Add an option for "possible wheelchair access" to your housing posts.
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Craigslist.org: Add an option for "possible wheelchair access" to your housing posts.

    1. Petition by

      altaira hatton

      portland, OR

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December 2013

Victory

Altaira Hatton: Remember my petition ( http://www.change.org/petitions/craigslist-org-add-an-option-for-possible-wheelchair-access-to-your-housing-posts ) a few months ago? We got 8828 signatures in support. And we Changed The World!!! There is now an option for "Wheelchair Accessible" on Craigslist housing. Woot!!! Share far and wide!

Because everyone knows finding a new place to live is tough. Now imagine you use a wheelchair. Even tougher, right?
Most online accommodation sites like Airbnb, Couchsurfing, etc. have an option for letting people know that you can accommodate a wheelchair. I first brought up this point to Craigslist in 2007, and they said that they were considering adding this option. It's been 6 years, come on, guys!

I want Craigslist to add an option to their housing posts where people listing housing can indicate that it might suit a wheelchair user. This comes directly from experiences house hunting in the Bay Area last year, in which I sometimes looked at 15 places a day, without finding a single accessible space. It literally took me months, and a lot of tears, to find something, at which point I was no longer interested in living there. I know this affects a lot of us, so pass it on!

To:
Craig
I want Craigslist to add an option to their housing posts where people listing housing can indicate that it might suit a wheelchair user.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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      • 8 months ago

      Most of us have friends or family that constantly face this issue. It actually is better business sense to bring up this necessary information. As our population ages many more people are thinking ahead about what they need. Plus I have several friends wheelchair bound from when we were in High School to now in middle age. It's the right thing to do and it's more business savvy. Join the current trend and make that change now.

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    • kenneth stovall CLIFTON, VA
      • 10 months ago

      A handicap can make life harder for anyone. This can help lessen the burden.

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    • Ewelina Janus CHORZóW, POLAND
      • 10 months ago

      I love animals !

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    • Joseph Shimo Jr TRAFFORD, AL
      • 11 months ago

      reasonable, simple to implement request

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    • Hammad Raja ARLINGTON, TX
      • 11 months ago

      This got important since my Grandma is now Disabled. I have to ask everytime before we go to see an house. i have only a success rating of 20%

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