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There's an active Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) office in Austin. Its website, www.ci.austin.tx.us/ada, has lots of useful links. You can also call tel. 512/974-3256 or 974-1897 if you have questions about whether any of the hotels or other facilities you're curious about are in compliance with the Act. All the large downtown hotels maintain accessible rooms and parking, and most of the large hotels in the outlying areas do as well.

All of Austin's public buses are equipped with lifts to make them accessible. Also, as mandated by ADA, it maintains paratransit service. To contact CapMetro about accessible services, call tel. 512/478-9647 or go to the website: www.capmetro.org/riding/accessibleservices.asp. For taxi service for wheelchair users, call Yellow Cab's service line (tel. 512/452-9999), and make it clear that you need a wheelchair-accessible cab, or order a cab through the Web page: www.yellowcabaustin.xohost.com, and click on wheelchair access.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.