With the return of summer and the lifting of many pandemic restrictions, a visit to an amusement park may be in the near future for many. Whether or not the park is accessible can be a concern – and is addressed in an article entitled, “Inclusive Parks Offer Fun for All.” Some amusement parks include attractions with tactile attractions and other features geared toward visitors who are blind or visually impaired. For example, at JT’s Grommet Island Park in Virginia Beach, Virginia, their inclusive playground has “raised tables for building sand castles and sensory boards for those who are blind or have low vision.” Raised sandboxes and musical instruments are available at Noah’s Playground for Everyone in Evanston, Illinois. The park also uses bright colors and textured building materials that make the park easier to get around for those who are blind or have low vision. A guide to these and other amusements park across the nation is offered by accessibleGO.
Walt Disney World Resort in Kissimmee, Florida offers services for guests with visual disabilities. Audio descriptoin, braille guidebooks, portable tactile map bookets, stationary braille maps and information about service animals are all available. For more information.