Sensory Access works with the Sensory Accessibility Standards through the International Board of Sensory Accessibility (IBSA).  Our certification for both Sensory Friendly Events and Venues/Facilities as well as the more inclusive Sensory Accessible Designation are held to high standards to ensure the designation is meaningful to staff and guests alike.

 

 

Sensory Friendly Venue/Facility

Our Sensory Friendly certification is provided to properties that can show that they have awareness towards autism and sensory friendly environments. CSF Properties look to have resources available to this population as well as prepare their guests to enjoy many aspects of their property.

 

CSF properties have

  • Sensory Tools available to guests

  • Social Narrative about the property available digitally and/or in book form to guests

  • Occasional Sensory Friendly events

  • Training of key staff in what it means to be Sensory and Autism Friendly

Sensory Accessible Venue/Facility

The Sensory Accessible certification is provided to properties who have gone through onsite review and training and are committed to having their property accessible to all. Sensory accessibility goes across services and accommodations.

CSA properties have:

  • Sensory Tools available to guests

  • Social Narrative about the property available digitally and/or in book form to guests

  • Safety Review and recommendation

  • Review of the property Common areas (Lobby, check-in, restaurant)

    *Sensory Accessible properties should offer a sensory room|

  • Review of the property’s Guest rooms |

    *Sensory Accessible properties must offer at least one sensory accessible room

  • All Front of House Management staff must receive original SA training and 80% of FoH staff must take the training. Future staff should      go through video training upon hire

  • Reservation staff is trained on services to be offered

  • Autism inclusive services are offered (examples are autism-trained child care workers, autism-sensitive events or activities)

  • Working with Chef on menu options

Sensory Friendly Event

  • Sensory Tools available to guests

  • Social Narrative about the event available digitally and/or in book form to guests

  • Detailed schedule of events/scenes/happenings

  • Calm Sensory spaces to avoid Sensory overload

  • Training of key staff in what it means to be Sensory and Autism Friendly

Sensory Accessible Event

  • Sensory Tools available to guests

  • Social Narrative about the event available digitally and/or in book form to guests

  • Safety Review and recommendation

  • Review of the Event Common areas (Lobby, check-in, restaurant) to decrease Sensory Overload

    • Review of the Event’s Seating Guest rooms |

      *Sensory Accessible Events must offer at least some sensory accessible seating/placement.

  • All Event Management staff must receive original SA training and 80% of FoH  Event staff must take the training.

  • Reservation/Box Office/Ticketing staff is trained on services to be offered

  • Autism inclusive services are offered (examples are autism-trained child care workers, autism-sensitive  activities)

  • Working with Chef on menu options

Sensory Accessible Attractions

A theme park by design is meant to excite and stimulate. We feel that every individual should be able to access and enjoy what a theme park has to offer.  Sensory Access will provide onsite evaluation and recommendations for a theme park to become Sensory Accessible.

  • Rating of sensory aspects of each ride or attraction

  • Rating of sensory aspects of entertainment

  • Designing Sensory spaces for breaks

  • Working with Chef on menu choices

  • Working with Operations on accommodations for Autistic individual such as Line Policies, exit privileges and accessible opportunities

  • Working with Operations on Signage

  • Providing Social Narrative in digital format

  • Creating Sensory Toolbag for guests

  • Training Staff