EVENT ACCESSIBILITY

For Everyone

 

The organizers of this event will make every attempt to ensure that all aspects of the program and experience as accessible for all bodies and abilities. If you have specific accessibility needs, please let us know as soon as possible so we can collaborate on how to best provide accessibility for you throughout IDC and future events.

Benaroya Hall is barrier-free and meets or exceeds all criteria established by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Requests for accommodations should be made when purchasing tickets. Feedback on improving patron services for people with disabilities is always welcome.

 

On-site accessibility features include:

  • An infrared hearing system is available for patrons who are hard of hearing. Headsets are available at no charge on a first-come, first-served basis in The Boeing Company Gallery coat check and the Head Usher stations in both lobbies.

  • Special seating areas with excellent acoustics and sightlines to the stage available at all levels in both concert auditoriums.

  • Elevators with Braille signage to all levels within the Hall, including the parking garage.

  • Designated parking spaces adjacent to elevators in the Benaroya Hall parking garage.

  • International symbols to identify facilities to people with visual impairments.

  • Restrooms properly equipped for people with disabilities. A unisex restroom is also available for disabled patrons needing assistance.

  • Concession bars, ticket windows and drinking fountains meet ADA requirements.

  • Special entry provisions, including dressing rooms and production control rooms, to accommodate performers and technicians with disabilities.

  • Trained personnel to assist patrons with disabilities.

  • Guide and service dogs welcome.

  • Printed daily schedules will be available at the registration desk. 

Virtual accessibility features include:

  • Automatic, real-time closed captioning is included for all content streamed virtually and can be individually turned on or off in your personal Zoom settings on the device you are using to watch the event.

Other Needs?

Making IDC and IDSA events more accessible is an active and ongoing process. We welcome your suggestions and ideas and would like to learn from your experiences. Please let us know.