Disability awareness course for events and festivals staff that is easy to do with an interactive information and video based online course. The contents includes knowledge of different types of disability impairments, methods of interaction and the dos and don’ts which are specific to the situations event/festival staff may face when interacting with disabled people
Disability Awareness for Festival and Theme Parks
Theme park and festival may have a high turnover of staff, but that is no excuse for not having staff trained in disability awareness. Our training now has specific designated business sectors and this course is for Theme park and festival staff. We give an insight into some possible scenarios and have bespoke dos and don’ts.
For your visitors the best advice:
It is best to be informed about the park’s ride rules and regulations before you arrive at an amusement park. You have spent your hard-earned holiday time and money to get there and the last thing you want is to be disappointed.
All recreation facilities in the UK are mandated by The Equalities Act. is a comprehensive civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. The Equalities act requires that newly constructed and altered state and local government facilities, places of public accommodation and commercial facilities are readily accessible to and functional for individuals with disabilities.
Although all amusement parks are mandated to comply with The Equalities act, it is important to note that individual state laws and the manufacturers of each ride provide regulations for a ride’s accessibility standards. These guidelines are what amusement parks use to determine who may ride the rides. You can see examples of the varying restrictions as you make your way through the park. Ride restrictions are based on height and size requirements (as often displayed by the “You must be this tall to ride this ride” sign). Amusement parks may also use these guidelines to require riders to remove medical devices, including prosthetic devices. These devices may prevent safety restraints from working as designed, which can keep the rider from maintaining proper riding posture, and present a hazard to the individual or other riders.
Amusement park customers with limb loss have the extra responsibility of gathering as much information as possible about the park’s rules for riders before committing a great deal of time and money to attend. The best way to avoid any frustration or discomfort at the park is to do some research on the park’s policies before you plan your trip. You will find that most amusement parks have detailed information about park policies and the accessibility of their rides available on their Web sites. Parks will outline the restrictions (if any) of wearing prosthetics on each ride. You will often find this type of information in the “Plan Your Visit,” Accessibility,” “Guests with Disabilities” or “Frequently Asked Questions” sections of their Web sites. Consider calling the park’s guest services department with any additional questions you might have.
Our bespoke training course is wrote from the perspective of ‘content partners’ and of disabled guest and visitors as they are the experts.