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How do you find wheelchair accessible apartments in your area?

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Several apartment search websites, such as ApartmentGuide.com, Apartments.com and Rentals.com allow users to search for apartments with disability access, according to About.com. There are also sites dedicated solely to disability accessible apartments.

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When searching for handicap accessible apartments on ApartmentGuide.com, go to Special Features, then Disability Access, notes About.com. On Apartments.com, users should search for their desired living location, then select the Amenities menu. In this menu, searchers should click Community Amenities, then Disability Access. Searchers using Rentals.com should select their preferred location. Handicap accessible apartments can be found by selecting Community Feature, then Handicap Access/Property Features and then Handicapped Accessible.

Socialserve.com is a nonprofit organization that supports a website featuring handicap accessible apartments in each state, according to About.com. This site lets users search for specifications such as ramp entries and raised toilets. MassAccess is a registry featuring accessible housing in Massachusetts. Apartment hunters can narrow search options by accessibility, adaptability, elevator access, stairs and limitation to the ground floor, the registry's website notes. The Michigan State Housing Development Authority also maintains a directory that includes accessible apartments, according to About.com. The homepage of the website features an Amenities search box. Searchers should enter “contains accessible units” in this box when searching.

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