Visit the Lauderdale Revamps website with a new focus on accessibility
The Fort Lauderdale Travel and Tourism Board wants everybody feel welcome, especially visitors with disabilities or reduced mobility. The council, known as Visit Lauderdale, has just launched a new accessibility-focused microsite.
Travelers with disabilities or reduced mobility know that planning a trip comes with added stress and considerations at almost every stage of the trip. Visit Lauderdale’s new microsite to address these concerns head-on, with tips to help make your visit smoother from start to finish.
Every step of the way
This commitment begins upon arrival at Fort Lauderdale Airport (FLL), where customers are encouraged to review the airport’s Hidden Disabilities Sunflower program.
Before your trip, you can send an e-mail [email protected] to request free lanyards or sunflower pins to wear on the day of your flight, which alert airport workers that you may need assistance or extra time.
The accessibility microsite also does a fantastic job of showcasing local attractions and businesses that are committed to providing accessible and welcoming experiences for all guests. Wondering where you can take a service animal or who has free wheelchairs? How about which beaches have disabled parking? Or which theaters offer assistive listening devices and open captioning? This is exactly the type of information you will have at your fingertips on the site, broken down by location or attraction.
If you want to rent a scooter, wheelchair or mobility device for extra help getting from point A to point B, the site can also help you by connecting to reputable and approved providers in the area. Knowing that a good hotel experience can make or break a trip, the site has you covered there too – connecting you to trusted hotels that display their accessible amenities to guests.
Everyone is welcome
“Accessible tourism is not just a human rights issue, but also an opportunity to embrace and educate all visitors,” said Richard Gray, senior vice president of inclusion and accessibility of Visit Lauderdale. “We welcome all visitors with wide open and welcoming arms and are committed to raising awareness of accessibility features throughout the destination.”
The Visit Lauderdale update is part of a larger movement to make travel accessible to everyone. To learn more about accessible travel, check out these articles: