Gatemaster Partners with IBCCES to Provide Accessibility Solution

Over the past few years, the attraction and travel industries
have begun to take more steps to provide inclusive programs and accommodations
for guests with special needs; however, many are now running into difficulties
when managing the registration and identification of guests that would benefit
from these accommodations. In order to provide a solution for this concern, the
International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards
(IBCCES) created an Accessibility Card program.

The digital IBCCES Accessibility Card (IAC) is a free resource for
individuals with cognitive disorders or physical impairments to register to
receive accommodations or benefits that attractions might provide. The IAC
registration system collects and stores documentation needed to access certain
special needs accommodations or benefits at amusement parks and attractions.

As a leading provider of point-of-sale and ticketing software
serving more than 10 industries and 16 different countries, Gatemaster is
continually working to help their partners in the attraction industry implement
solutions that help them be successful in every aspect. The IBCCES
Accessibility Card was a perfect fit to add to their program as a benefit for
partners looking for ways to manage their accessibility program registration.

“I’m proud to work
with IBCCES in supporting this important, yet often neglected segment of
attraction goers! Our partnership makes it easier for our clients to take
advantage of this amazing program and continue to improve the guest
experience for everyone.” said Sondra Shannon, Gatemaster CEO

The IAC program can be implemented by attractions and theme parks
to help streamline their onsite registration and accessibility programs. When
an individual registers online and creates an IAC profile, they can then
present that registration at partner attractions and parks to access the
individual benefits at each location.

For almost 20 years the International Board of Credentialing and
Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) has provided training and certification
for education, healthcare, and corporate professionals worldwide. Based on the
feedback from many of its Certified Autism Center™ partners, IBCCES created the
IAC to help improve the guest experience, reduce abuse of benefits, increase
staff efficiency and streamline the check-in process.

“We’re excited to partner with Gatemaster and help provide this solution to more attractions worldwide. It’s great to see the increase in locations that are taking steps to create more inclusive programs and experiences for guests – we don’t want them to be slowed down by the management and oversight of those programs,” said Myron Pincomb, IBCCES Board Chairman.

About Gatemaster

Gatemaster was
developed by owners of FEC facilities in 1994 and since then has been
established as leading point-of-sales and ticketing software for admission and
attraction-based industries. Our software is unique in that all point-of-sale
features are easily accessible from a single all-inclusive program with mobile
and native software versions. Gatemaster is suitable for businesses large and
small. We have a proven software solution that has been tried and tested in
multiple environments. With over twenty-five years’ experience, serving more
than 10 industries in 16 different countries. Gatemaster is well positioned for
growth, developing new products and enriching our current software yearly. We
are pleased to offer you our expertise and create a solution for your business.

About IBCCES

Delivering The
Global Standard For Training and Certification in The Field of Cognitive
Disorders –
IBCCES provides a series of certifications that empower
professionals to be leaders in their field and improve the outcomes for the
individuals they serve. These programs are the only training and certification
programs endorsed by the largest grassroots autism organization in the world,
The Autism Society of America, and recognized around the world as the leading
benchmark for training and certification in the areas of autism and other
cognitive disorders.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Gatemaster

Brandi Blair, Director of Client Services
Phone: 510.799.9725 ext 4422
Email: bblair@gatemaster.com

IBCCES

Meredith Tekin, President
Phone: 904.508.0135 // 904.434.1534
Email: meredith@ibcces.org

The system is designed to identify accommodations or benefits that an individual might be interested in but in no way guarantees these benefits. Benefits and accommodations provided will vary based on each individual attraction and are at the sole discretion of the attraction.

Learn more about the benefits of the IBCCES Accessibility Card.