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Handicapped & Special Needs Feedback Here's your chance to let us know

#61 User is offline   cactusmomma 

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 06:55 PM

You guys as a department were the best, as always. Getting my passes was painless and fast.. just keep the room spider-free next year. :shuriken:

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 08:01 PM

View Postcactusmomma, on 07 May 2012 - 06:55 PM, said:

You guys as a department were the best, as always. Getting my passes was painless and fast.. just keep the room spider-free next year. :shuriken:

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 10:53 PM

Only gripe I had was getting around on crutches during the weekend. I ended up ditching them by Friday afternoon just due to the crowds and other con goers being rude in knocking the crutches, sometimes at the base which made me afraid to fall, hence why I ditched my crutches despite still needing them. Also I know at the Hyatt the elevators were regulated, but there was an issue at the Double Tree in my opinion as waiting for excessive amounts of time for an elevator to be empty in order to get back up to my room.
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Posted 09 May 2012 - 06:04 PM

I don't have suggestions on getting other congoers to be more attentive and cautious of your crutches - that's an issue anywhere sadly - and I assume that it was something you will not deal with next year, but for anyone who has forearm crutches that must be used daily or happens to need crutches during the con:

1. Stop with special needs and let them know you're having trouble. If nothing else - we can pass along to IRT to be more aware of you and make sure the crowd is too. They've been at this for several years and are good with coming up with answers!

2. I know this is kind of a lousy option (kind of "fix it yourself") - have a friend to act as spotter and clear a path. I for one am never embarrassed to holler "coming through, please make a hole, a little space please!" when traveling with friends with various "transportation accessories" as long as said friend is ok with me doing it. ^_^
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Posted 09 May 2012 - 06:34 PM

View Postfrzndaqiri, on 09 May 2012 - 06:04 PM, said:

1. Stop with special needs and let them know you're having trouble.

Quite right. We make accommodations based on your particular needs. As for the crutches in crowds, there are options that are open to us. We can't guarantee that you won't have any problems at all with getting knocked around, that's to be expected in any crowded setting, but we could at least get you through, or around, the denser areas.
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