Accommodations Major hotels are equipped with elevators, phones with telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) and wheelchair-accessible rooms (which must be reserved in advance). These services are unlikely in B&Bs and small hotels.
General Information Kauaʻi County can be a resource, though its website (www.kauai.gov/visitors) is clunky. If you have specific questions about traveling with a disability on Kauaʻi, call the American Disability Act (ADA) Coordinator at the Office of the Mayor (808-241-4921). The Disability and Communication Access Board also provides a tip sheet specifically for Kauaʻi at www.health.hawaii.gov/dcab/files/2015/12/Traveler-Tips-Kauai.pdf.
Mobility There are currently no car-rental agencies with lift-equipped vehicles. Gammie HomeCare (www.gammie.com) rents portable ramps, wheelchairs, hospital beds, walking aids and other medical equipment. Wheelchair Getaways of Hawaii rents wheelchair-accessible vans. Kauaʻi County provides a Landeez all-terrain wheelchair at lifeguard stations at Poʻipu, Lydgate and Salt Pond Beach Parks. All Kauaʻi county buses are wheelchair lift equipped.
Seeing-Eye & Guide Dogs These dogs are not subject to the general quarantine rules for pets if they meet the Department of Agriculture’s minimum requirements; see http://hawaii.gov/hdoa/ai/aqs/guide-service-dogs-entering-hawai-i for more details. All animals must enter the state via Honolulu International Airport.
Accessible Travel Online Resources
Download Lonely Planet's free Accessible Travel guide from http://lptravel.to/AccessibleTravel.