The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) announces the designation of The Universal Sphere™ at Philadelphia’s Comcast Center Campus as a Certified Autism Center™ (CAC). The CAC certification demonstrates Comcast’s ongoing commitment to creating accessible, inclusive experiences that welcome guests of all abilities.
To earn designation as a Certified Autism Center (CAC), The Universal Sphere Experience Guides participated in up to 14 hours of extensive specialized training to develop skills to better communicate with visitors who have autism or other cognitive disorders. The IBCCES also performed an onsite review to create a sensory guide to help individuals understand its sensory impacts prior to visiting.
As a CAC in the hospitality sector, The Universal Sphere is also featured on the IBCCES’ free online resource Autism Travel, a national database of certified organizations, created to help families plan trips to safe and secure destinations that offer accessible, inclusive attractions.
“IBCCES is thrilled to work with the team at The Universal Sphere to create a more inclusive experience,” said Myron Pincomb, IBCCES’ Board Chairman. “Our goal is to help ensure that individuals who have autism and their families can have fun and make lasting memories. We know the team at The Universal Sphere is dedicated to providing an exciting and inspiring experience for all visitors.”
Free and open to the public, The Universal Sphere is wheelchair-accessible and service-animal friendly, and offers closed captioning and audio description, with full translations available in Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.
Guests can reserve and download complimentary tickets, request accessibility services, and plan their trip by visiting TheUniversalSphere.com. The Universal Sphere is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., located in the Comcast Technology Center’s Upper Lobby at 1800 Arch St. in Philadelphia, PA
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