IBCCES Accessibility Card Solution
IBCCES has partnered with Gatemaster to provide an accessibility card solution for amusement parks, water parks, and other attractions, to help reduce abuse of benefits and increase guest satisfaction.
What is the IBCCES Accessibility Card (IAC)?
The digital IBCCES Accessibility Card (IAC) is a free resource for individuals with cognitive disorders or physical impairments to register to receive helpful accommodations or benefits that certified attractions might provide. The IAC registration system provides third party verification and storage of all documentation needed to be eligible for certain special needs accommodations or benefits. 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.
Attractions are often put in the difficult situation of trying to provide special programs and benefits to their guests with special needs while also making sure that those benefits aren’t abused. Heightened awareness of autism and other disorders has also created a surge in abuse of benefits offered to these families. The IBCCES Accessibility Card (IAC) was created as a part of The Certified Autism Center Program to help alleviate this problem.
Benefits of the IBCCES Accessibility Card
- Increased Guest Satisfaction: Registration for the card is all online and can be done prior to entering the park making it easier for guests to identify and communicate needed accommodations.
- Quicker Check In Times: By registering for the IAC card ahead of time it reduces confusion and delays in the check-in process.
- Decreased Abuse of Benefits: By providing a third party verification and requiring a letter or notice from a healthcare provider the IAC card will decrease the abuse of benefits.
- Exposure to New Markets: By making it easier for families with special needs to visit your attraction you will be exposed to one of the fastest growing segments of the travel industry.