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Los Angeles's spirit of tolerance and diversity has made it a welcoming place for travelers with disabilities. Strict building codes make most public facilities and attractions extremely accessible (though some historic sites and older buildings simply can't accommodate drastic remodeling), and the city provides many services for those with disabilities.

The Los Angeles County Commission on Disabilities (tel. 213/974-1053) provides telephone referrals and information about L.A. for those with physical disabilities.

Organizations that offer a vast range of resources and assistance to travelers with limited mobility include MossRehab (tel. 800/CALL-MOSS [225-5667]; www.mossresourcenet.org), the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB; tel. 800/232-5463; www.afb.org), and SATH (Society for Accessible Travel and Hospitality; tel. 212/447-7284; www.sath.org). Air Ambulance Card (www.airambulancecard.com) allows you to select top-notch hospitals in case of an emergency, either domestically or internationally.

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.