Visit Lauderdale has long been a great advocate for inclusion and accessibility (check out their “Everyone Under The Sun” campaign!). They’ve taken a great new step this month, launching a specialised website for people who live with disabilities to plan their trip to the region.
The site makes planning experiences easy, with recommendations for accommodation, attractions, theatres, beaches, and transport.
One of the highlights: the Broward Center for Performing Arts has created an entire Sensory-Inclusive Season for children and adults with autism, sensitivity issues, or developmental disabilities. The sensory-inclusive shows have reduced sound levels, no flashing/strobe lights, and minimal special effects. There’s also a Quiet Room adjacent to the theatre, with staff on-hand for support.
Plus, the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) has joined the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Program, to help those who live with disabilities discreetly signal their needs to trained and experienced staff.
Find out more about these programs, and everything else going on in Fort Lauderdale, on Visit Lauderdale’s new website.