🤝 From Barriers to Belonging: Transforming Attractions for Everyone


In our recent “Live with Sondra” session, we delved into the crucial topic of inclusivity in attractions with our CEO, Sondra Shannon, and special guest Dani Rose, an award-winning accessibility advocate and ADA Coordinator. Here’s a snapshot of the insightful discussion:

Dani Rose’s Insights:

Dani Rose, an ADA Coordinator with a focus on arts and entertainment, shared her expertise on creating inclusive environments. She emphasized the importance of radical inclusion and connecting directly with the disability community to understand their needs and experiences.

ArtReach’s Approach:

As a representative of ArtReach, a nonprofit organization centered around accessibility, Dani highlighted their commitment to prioritizing the disability community’s feedback when evaluating spaces and creating strategic plans for increased access.

Guest Preferences and Technology:

The discussion touched upon the role of technology in enhancing accessibility, including language adaptation, ASL, and touchless entry systems. Dani stressed the importance of designing technology with accessibility in mind from the beginning.

Sondra’s Perspective:

Sondra Shannon expressed her enthusiasm for meeting Dani and emphasized their shared passion for making arts and entertainment accessible to all. She highlighted the significance of normalizing disabilities in media and entertainment.

Improving Guest Experience:

Both speakers emphasized the importance of educating and empowering frontline staff to create better guest experiences. They discussed the potential benefits of inclusivity, such as expanding market reach and fostering loyal relationships within the disability community.

Creating Memories and Guest-Centric Culture:

The conversation explored the concept of affirmational spaces and the need for attractions that truly belong to disabled individuals. Examples included parks designed specifically for individuals with disabilities and inclusive art installations.

Our Client’s Guests Appreciation and Value:

The hosts discussed the importance of providing interpreters for deaf and hard-of-hearing audiences and shared resources and training opportunities for organizations looking to improve accessibility.

Connecting with the Speakers:

Sondra and Dani expressed their gratitude for the conversation and invited viewers to share information and resources to help improve inclusivity in the industry.
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“From Barriers to Belonging: Transforming Attractions for Everyone” was a thought-provoking session that underscored the importance of inclusivity in the attractions industry. Stay tuned for more insights and discussions on “Live with Sondra”!

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