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kbeller717

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ADA or Accessibility Services?
« on: February 22, 2019, 08:19:00 PM »

Hello all!
I am new and will be working with the panels team.  I had a friend ask me if Fanime has a quiet room for those with sensory needs or anxiety and needs a place to go when they become overstimulated.  I have worked other cons that have a dedicated accessibility services team to be sure attendees with any kind of need whether it is sensory, deaf/hard of hearing, or blind/low vision is taken care of.  Does Fanime have anything like this?  If not, it would make the con even more popular than it already is by allowing full access to all attendees. 
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Re: ADA or Accessibility Services?
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2019, 04:26:54 PM »

While I haven't noticed a dedicated quiet/sensory-friendly room, there is a cosplay repair lounge that is generally a quiet and air-conditioned place away from crowds - https://www.fanime.com/exhibits/#cosplay-hangout
I've used it a few times to decompress during con days due to anxiety etc.

This isn't to say I think anything else is unnecessary - I definitely agree with what you're saying and think a dedicated space would help a lot of people - but for the time being this is a helpful resource.
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