ADA Information and Special Requests

ADA Accessibility General Information

OUTshine proactively supports and advocates ADA accessibility guidelines.

OUTshine is committed to making its programs and facility accessible to everyone. It is the policy of OUTshine to maintain a working environment and a program exhibition environment free of all forms of unlawful discrimination. OUTshine is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Host sites presenting programs are required to be in compliance with ADA guidelines.

For Specific Accommodations and Special Requests

If you have a specific accommodation request, please contact our office at least 72 hours in advance so that we have ample time to work to accommodate you and provide the best possible service.

Website / Program Accessibility

On our website we post approved ADA symbols indicating each host venue's accessibility.

The Festival provides each host venue with program notes in a minimum of 16-point type, and can provide enlarged program notes upon request to individuals with impaired vision.

Each season the comprehensive program booklet is linked to the Festival website and may be viewed by patrons on their home computers. In this way, based on personal requirements, the program booklet can be accessed to accommodate people with vision or other physical impairment.

Parking Accessibility

Limited accessible parking is available at theaters and venues.

Transportation

Bus Accessibility

All Ft. Lauderdale buses are ADA accessible, and drivers are trained to assist those with disabilities. Ft. Lauderdale also offers door-to-door paratransit service for passengers who are unable to use the fixed-route service. Guests requiring this service must apply prior to the Festival.

For further information about paratransit service please call customer service
954-357-8400
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
http://www.broward.org/BCT/Riders/Pages/Paratransit.aspx

Limo Accessible Services

Private accessible limo services are also available. For more information please contact directly http://aventuralimo.com/our-fleet/mv-1-luxury-paratransit-vehicle.html Aventura Worldwide Transportation Service - 800-944-9886

Hearing Impaired

If you have a specific accommodation request, including American Sign Language interpretation or need an Assistive Listening Device please contact our office at least 5 days in advance so that we have ample time to accommodate you.

Ft. Lauderdale and Broward County

Don't let a disability keep you from enjoying the OUTshine Film Festival and all that goes on around it.

Enjoy the beach! Hollywood Beach's Boardwalk is extremely accessible, with beach wheelchairs for public use at the lifeguard stations, centrally located accessible parking, and mobi-mats to get wheelchairs on the beach.
For more information visit http://www.visithollywoodfl.org/ada_information.aspx

Just 2 1/2 hours west of Ft. Lauderdale, in Naples Florida you can visit Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. Home to a 2.25 mile wheelchair accessible boardwalk. Wind through a 13,000 acre Preserve which is home to the largest remaining stand of old growth bald cypress in North America.
For more information visit http://corkscrew.audubon.org

Special Requests or Questions

Contact information for ADA related questions:
Executive Director - Victor Gimenez | victor@outshinefilm.com
Festival office - 305-751-6305