Property Accessibility Statement

1871 House is a historic Upper East Side brownstone townhouse built in 1871; it has never been structurally renovated or significantly modified in any way, and largely retains its historic feel and appearance.  The apartments for rent are located on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th levels, and the front entrance to the building is four steps down from street level.  Since there is no elevator installed in the building, and none of our apartments are located on the ground level, we regret we are unable to accommodate guests who are unable to climb stairs on their own.

Our apartment booking process, including all information, navigation, and other communication on this website, is fully accessible for all guests to inquire and book apartments in the same manner as any other guest, which is through web forms and email communication.

Website Accessibility Statement

1871 House is committed to making our website accessible to people with disabilities.

We have designed our website to be accessible for impaired users to see, navigate, interact and understand the content provided as per the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 Level AA (WCAG 2.0 AA).

We have tested the functionality of this website with the achecker.ca tool and the Google Chrome Accessibility Audit tool. We have also tested keyboard only functionality so that people who use screen readers or can’t use a mouse are able to navigate through the website pages efficiently.

We will continue to make every effort to meet evolving accessibility standards.

Currently our reservation system does not meet AA standards of WCAG 2.0. This is something we will continue to address with our reservation company, so that it too will be accessible to people with disabilities in the future. If you find you are having difficulty determining availability or booking an accommodation via our online system, please contact us at the links below and we will be happy to assist you directly.

As we continue to improve our website functionality, we appreciate your concerns and suggestions. We welcome impaired uses to share accessibility issues you may find.

Contact us at the links below.