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Visiting LA: Fun and Accessible Activities!

Nov 15th, 2013 | by Lynette LaScala
Lynette LaScala

Lynette LaScala

November 15th, 2013

Here at NAPA, we get a lot of international and out of state visitors coming to Los Angeles for intensive therapy at our clinic. And traveling all this way, you might as well get some fun out of it too! Not sure where to take your family during your stay in L.A.? Not to worry! L.A. is one of the most disabled-accessible cities in the world and we have compiled a list of some great and accessible places to visit!

Aquarium of the Pacific – Long Beach (562-590-3100)

Free wheelchairs available at the Information Center—wheelchairs can maneuver right up to the tanks!

Free audio tours for visitors who are blind.

Copies of show scripts for visitors who are deaf or who have hearing impairments can be borrowed.

Access Services

A curb-to-curb shared-ride service that operates on the same schedule as most buses.

Regular service 4am-12am 7 days/wk

Braille Trail – Woodland Hills (818-719-6401)

Pierce College arboretum’s 500 ft nature path designed for the visually impaired.

An all-access sensory trail.

California Science Center – Los Angeles (323-724-3623)

Elevators and ramps serve all public areas including the IMAX theater.

Wheelchairs available.

Catalina Island

Wheelchair accessibile

Descanso Gardens – La Cañada Flintridge (818-952-4401)

All garden paths are paved and are wheelchair accessible.

The Café Court and Gift Shop are fully accessible.

The Tram does not accommodate wheelchairs and requires 2 steps to board.

Disneyland – Anaheim (714-781-7290)

Griffith Park Observatory – Los Angeles (213-473-0800)

Wheelchair accessible.

Shuttles can accommodate wheelchairs.

Hearing Impaired Reservation Line: 888-TDD-2555

Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens – San Marino

All buildings and most gardens are accessible to visitors with mobility impairments.

Wheelchairs available at the Visitor Center—call in advance to reserve (626-405-2100)

Sign language interpretation is available—call in advance to reserve (626-405-2252)

Knott’s Berry Farm – Buena Park (714-220-5220)

Special Assistance Pass

Wheelchair rentals

Los Angeles Metro Transit Authority (Metro)

Metro buses and rail systems can accommodate all types of wheelchairs, as well as hearing, mobility and visual aids.

Offers reduced fares to disabled passengers.

Los Angeles Zoo – Los Angeles (323-644-4253)

Wheelchair rentals

Visitors with disabilities can get to a number of areas via the Safari Shuttle (for a fee).

Fully trained service animals are permitted

Sign language interpreters (with advance notice) and assisted listening devices.

Museum of Contemporary Art – Los Angeles (213-621-1782 or 213-621-1651)

Fully accessible—provides full and equal enjoyment of its services to all visitors

Information center provides wheelchairs at no charge.

Sign language interpreter available for groups 5+ upon advance request.

Santa Monica Pier – Santa Monica

Park on the pier-level lot for beach life with an amusement park, restaurants, bars, and street entertainers.

Universal Studios – Universal City (1-800-UNIVERSAL)

Many rides, shows, attractions, escalators, and parking structures are designed to comfortably accommodate guests in a wheelchair or guests with other disabilities depending on their condition.

There are designated guests-with-disabilities entrances for all our attractions in the park.

Free sign language interpreters available with advance notice.

Assistive-listening devices and attraction scripts can be found at Guest Relations.

Reference:

http://www.latourist.com/index.php?page=accessible-los-angeles

http://www.discoverlosangeles.com/blog/los-angeles-disabled-visitors

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