Episode 66 Resources: Theme Parks and Accessibility

Speaker: Judy Toth, Dollywood Parks and Resorts Safety Manager
Original Air Date: March 6, 2019

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Description

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ensures equality for people with disabilities at places of public accommodation, including theme parks. This includes providing inclusive experiences from going online to plan a visit and purchase tickets to entering and navigating the park. Presenters will discuss how the Dollywood theme park in Tennessee ensures a memorable experience for all. No registration is required for the webcast. An archived, accessible audio MP3 file with captions, a show transcript, and a list of related resources are available anytime.

Disclaimer
: Some of these external websites may not be accessible. The Southeast ADA Center provides these links as a courtesy and does not endorse, take responsibility, exercise control of the organization or vouch for the accuracy of the contents of the destination link.

Dollywood Parks & Resorts

Useful ADA Guidelines and Standards

Webcasts, Webinars, and Webcourses

  • Accessible Recreation Facilities – A Refresher
    Part of the Accessibility Online Webinar Series
    Source: ADA National Network
    Link: www.accessibilityonline.org/ao/archives/110659
  • Accessible Amusement Rides
    Part of the Accessibility Online Webinar Series
    Source: ADA National Network
    Link: www.accessibilityonline.org/ao/archives/47
  • At Your Service: Welcoming Customers with Disabilities
    A free, self-paced webcourse for discovering the best practices for effectively working and interacting with people who have disabilities. The course takes about 2.5 hours to complete and includes real life scenarios, quizzes and a final exam. Education credit is available.
    Source: ADA National Network
    Link: www.wiawebcourse.org/

Other Information and Resources

Disclaimer

The contents of this website are developed by the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University, with funding from the Southeast ADA Center under NIDILRR Grant Number #90DP0090-01-00 from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The Southeast ADA Center is a project of the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University. The contents do not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, HHS, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. 

The information, materials, and/or technical assistance provided by the Southeast ADA Center are intended solely as informal guidance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and are neither a determination of your legal rights or responsibilities under ADA, nor binding on any agency with enforcement responsibility under the ADA. The Southeast ADA Center does not warrant the accuracy of any information contained herein. Furthermore, in order to effectively provide technical assistance to all individuals and entities covered by the ADA, NIDILRR requires the Southeast ADA Center to assure confidentiality of communications between those covered and the Center. Any links to non-Southeast ADA Center information are provided as a courtesy, and are neither intended to, nor do they constitute, an endorsement of the linked materials or its accessibility.

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