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Accessing Entertainment in Los Angeles

Posted on: July 20th, 2012 by LAMedicalBlogger

There are so many things to do in the greater Los Angeles area, and most, if not all, are accessible for those with physical handicaps. Title 24 of the California Building Standards Code states that public accommodation businesses need to comply with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and state statutes which are said to cover most areas of accessibility.

To those with disabilities, Title 24 has opened up a seemingly endless supply of things to do in Los Angeles. Here are just a few of the places that provide both excellent accessibility and high quality entertainment.

Aquariums- the Aquarium of the Pacific has walkways that are wide enough for those with mobility devices, and those with mobility devices can maneuver right up next to the glass tanks. Wheelchairs are also available at the Information Desk. The Cabrillo Marine Aquarium also offers easy access for those in wheelchairs as it is all on one level. The aquarium also rents out sand wheelchairs with extra large wheels to explore the nearby Cabrillo Beach.

Theme Parks- both Universal Studios Hollywood and Six Flags Magic Mountain cater to disabled visitors. Many of the rides and attractions at Universal Studios are handicap accessible, they have an online brochure for visitors to look over before they come and they feature a Guest Relations desk at the front of the park. Magic Mountain has a disabilities guidebook so visitors will know how to approach the park’s many features.

Sights- the attractive sights and endless number of street entertainers on the Venice Boardwalk can be easily seen as it is almost completely flat, and the Los Angeles Zoo provides a Safari Shuttle to shuttle people around the park who need it. They also provide electric and manual wheelchairs for rental.

There are many more places to see in Los Angeles that are accessible to those with disabilities. Check discoverlosangeles.com and latourist.com for more ideas, and have a wonderful time in the City of Angels!

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