Accessibility Guide to Huntsville, AL
Huntsville is proud of our diverse, inclusive community, and we strive to provide a welcoming experience for all visitors. For even more Rocket City info, check out our digital Destination Guide or (request one in the mail, for free!)
Things to Do
- Orbit Huntsville Transit shuttles are equipped with wheelchair lifts. You can check routes and schedules here.
- Access Service:
Are you needing a more specialized service? The City of Huntsville’s 19 Access vehicles are radio dispatched and ADA accessible. Access is a specialized, door-to-door, demand-response paratransit service. An ADA Paratransit service application and reservations made in advance by 5 p.m. the day before are required to schedule this service.
If you are certified for paratransit service in another city, you may use the Access service for 21 days over a 365 day period. Proof of out-of-town certification is required and may be emailed to Access@HuntsvilleAL.gov, or faxed to (256) 427-6869, or mailed to Access, 500 B Church Street NW, Huntsville, Alabama 35801.
Rental Cars, Taxis, Uber & Lyft
- Rental cars - Major rental car companies offer adapted vehicles upon request. Confirmation with the rental company 2-3 days prior to travel dates is advised.
- Taxis - Most taxi companies offer vans or specialized vehicles. Calling ahead to confirm availability is recommended.
- Uber & Lyft - #iHeartHsv blogger Taylor Burton offers a special tip for those using rideshare apps like Uber or Lyft: "The Uber and Lyft apps have more options if you are in a larger market. In Huntsville, what I would do is seek out an Uber XL (larger capacity vehicle) just to ensure that there’s storage space for my chair once I transfer into the vehicle."
Wheelchair, motorized scooter, and medical equipment services:
Christmas Charities Year Round assists visitors in need of specialized medical equipment on a temporary basis, free of charge.
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