Expedia has announced that it is rolling out a new feature that allows customers with disabilities to book hotels through its online booking service.
The service will be available from July 2nd and will allow people with disabilities, who are unable to read and write, to access the same rates offered by other hotel booking sites.
Users will have the option to book hotel rooms using the app or via their smartphones.
Users will also be able to share their reservations and see the room availability of others.
The new feature is an expansion of the company’s earlier efforts to help people with learning disabilities and other mobility-impaired individuals book rooms.
Expedia says that the feature is designed to help meet the needs of people with physical and cognitive impairments who book through its website.
“We are proud to announce that Expedia is expanding the accessibility of its booking service to include those with disabilities,” said Expedia chief executive officer Craig McMillon.
“This is a great first step in making booking travel more accessible to people with all kinds of disabilities, and we are excited to continue to add more accessible features to our platform.”
According to the company, people with the ability to read a screen and write a text will also have the ability, but they will need to use their smartphone’s voice recognition feature to do so.
Users with disabilities will be able book rooms through the app on a first-come, first-served basis.
To do so, they will have to provide their valid ID to the platform.
Users with disabilities can also access the service through their phones through the new option.
Users can also share their hotel reservations and view the room available availability of other travelers.