Matching Houses

January 2005
PN;Jan2005, Vol. 59 Issue 1, p20
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The article focuses on a new enterprise enabling people with disabilities to travel more freely. It has been launched by a group of friends frustrated by lack of choice. Called Matching Houses, the project is based on the principle of house-swapping but has been adapted to suit the needs of people with disabilities by offering a Web site to bring together people with the same or similar accessibility requirements. The concept is the brainchild of Theo Blackmore, who is currently working on a doctoral degree at Exeter University Blackmore. Blackmore has had multiple sclerosis (MS) for more than ten years, got together with friends, some of whom also have disabilities, to develop the site with a sophisticated database that can link people anywhere in the world and allow them to arrange a house swap.


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