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Making the Big Apple More Accessible to All

NYC & Company, New York City's official destination marketing organisation, today announced the launch of a new digital resource to make the NYC travel experience more accessible.

With the new Accessible NYC travel planning tools, visitors will have an easier time planning a trip to experience extraordinary New York City.

“Every single person who visits should be able to experience the countless attractions offered throughout New York City,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “Our goal is to make sure accessibility does not stand in the way of enjoying incredible destinations across all five boroughs. Accessible NYC visitor resources help make that goal a reality.”

“New York City is the most inspirational and exciting destination on the planet, and we believe that experiencing its attractions and energy should be accessible to every visitor,” said Fred Dixon, president and CEO of NYC & Company. “Our new Accessible NYC guide will help visitors confidently choose NYC as their next travel destination, and helps to further reinforce that all are welcome.”

“Gaining access to everything the City has to offer regardless of your disability is at the core of what our office does, and Accessible NYC achieves that,” said Victor Calise, Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities. “With more than 60 million people visiting NYC every year, we estimate that six million of them (10 per cent) are people with disabilities, and making informed decisions before they leave will ensure that their time spent visiting the Greatest City in the World is spent in the most accessible places.”

The accessibility of a destination is a crucial factor when it comes to many visitors’ travel decisions. Accessible NYC will not only provide unique, inspirational content for visitors but will provide more and new information for planning their New York City experience.

Accessible NYC users can read editorial to inspire their New York City travels, from discovering 'Accessible Broadway Theater' to browsing an 'Accessible Arts & Culture Calendar.' An interactive search filter allows travellers to find hotels, restaurants, attractions and more, sorted by the specific resources that accommodate their mobility, auditory and visual needs, and can also be sorted by neighbourhoods across all five boroughs.

To view Accessible NYC, visit nycgo.com/accessibility.

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