BEACH IT! is an accessible event, and we are dedicated to continually improving our efforts to ensure you have access to all the event amenities. The following explains the services provided this year. Please read this informational guide thoroughly before sending an inquiry email.
For any accessibility-related questions not answered in the guide, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We welcome and encourage all feedback and suggestions from our patrons with disabilities. We will do our best to assist you and address your accessibility needs.
The venue is navigable for patrons with mobility disabilities. While the event is held on a sandy beach, there will be accessible beach decking pathways connected throughout the venue including the beach, entrances/exits, stages, viewing areas, restrooms, vendors, and other activities.
We encourage all patrons with mobility disabilities to utilize personal forms of transportation, including wheelchairs and scooters. Patrons are also permitted to bring crutches, walkers, and canes into the event. If you need to recharge your motorized mobility device, you may do so at the Accessibility Services Hub. Patrons should bring all cords and accessories needed to charge their devices. Chargers must use a 110-volt, 20 amp circuit.
We will not be providing wheelchair or scooter rentals.
While there is no designated festival parking, there will be ADA parking spots available throughout all general parking garages and lots near the festival area, including at hotels. ADA parking is available in these lots on a first come, first serve basis and subject to fees if applicable. You will need a verified handicap placard, permit, or license plate to park in these lots. The person to whom the handicap credential is issued must be present in the vehicle, as a driver or passenger.
Rideshare + ADA Loading and Unloading Zone
There will be designated pickup & dropoff areas outside of the festival site. More information coming closer to the event.
There will be an ADA entrance located on the boardwalk off of 5th st, which will be labeled with signage. Patrons with disabilities and up to one companion may use this entrance to safely enter the venue.
There will be a Guest Services booth with the Accessibility Services team located just inside this entrance for you to get registered for services, so that you can keep using the ADA entry for the following show days.
Please note that the ADA entrance continues onto the hard beach decking and does not lead into the sand. The main entrance lines do disperse directly into the sand. If you cannot traverse through the sand, be sure that you’re entering through the ADA entrance.
Please Note: You must stop here to get your ADA Wristband. This wristband is free of charge and will grant you access to the accessibility services required on account of a disability or injury. There is no ADA pre-registration before the event – this is all done onsite at the event.
The Accessibility Services team is located at the Guest Services booth, located just inside the ADA entrance. The exact location of this hub will be labeled on the event map when it is released. At this location, you can:
There will be accessible viewing areas made available to ADA patrons at designated stages. For more information on how to gain access to these areas, please visit us at the Accessibility Services Hub.
Accessible Viewing Area Policies:
Service animals are permitted throughout the venue. However, emotional support animals, therapy animals, companion animals, and pets are not permitted into the event. Any animal whose task is to provide protection, emotional support, well-being, comfort, or companionship is not considered a service animal and will not be allowed into the venue. Only service animals that have been individually trained and are under the proper care of their owners will be allowed within the premises.
The following guidelines must be followed:
We ask that you do not leave your animal in your car while you’re attending the event, as vehicles without active air conditioning may become too hot and unsafe for any animal.
We accept requests for any of the following services:
Requests for these services must be submitted to us at least 30 days prior to the event to allow for sufficient preparation. The deadline for this event is May 24th, 2023. To submit a request, please fill out the Effective Communication Request Form.
First Aid: We have several First Aid locations throughout the venue, noted on the event map and mobile app, if available. Professional medical staff can provide assistance to your medical needs at these locations.
Special Dietary Needs: The event will have food vendors that provide gluten-free dietary options. For those with special dietary needs beyond what will be offered at the event, please contact us at email@example.com for further assistance.
Prescription Medications: All prescription medications must be in the original manufacturer container with your name on it, which matches your government-issued photo ID. Please only bring a sufficient amount of medication for the duration of the event. Your medications must be cleared by the medical team at the event entrance.
Other Services: If you would like to request large format print/braille literature, guided tours for guests with visual disabilities, assistive listening devices, or any other accommodation not listed, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org at least 30 days prior to the event. If you require assistance on account of pregnancy, nursing, or breast milk pumping, please reach out to the information team at email@example.com.
BEACH IT! will consider requests by patrons with disabilities for reasonable modification of event policies, practices or procedures, or for auxiliary aids and services that will permit the patron equal enjoyment of the goods and services offered at the event. We encourage you to make any such request as far in advance as possible to enhance our ability to evaluate and fulfill the request.
In continually trying to make our event more accessible, we encourage you to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for any of your accessibility-related needs. Additionally, if you have any questions about our ADA policies or services, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
We hope you find this guide informative, we look forward to seeing you at BEACH IT!!