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Access Resources Fleet Week 2019
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Posted: 5/9/2019 4:35:50 PM


Fleet Week 2019 is once again being celebrated at the Intrepid Museum this month. The Museum wants to make sure that visitors of all abilities learn, play and have fun during Fleet Week, so we’ve put together a quick guide on what to expect during your visit.

A majority of the Fleet Week activities take place on Pier 86, with some activities taking place throughout the Museum’s hangar deck, flight deck and Space Shuttle Pavilion. It will be a lively area during peak times of Fleet Week, so these areas may get crowded and noisy. If it becomes too much for you or your child, there are spaces nearby to take a break. There will also be plenty of Museum staff to assist you if you need help. Just look out for staff members in red or blue shirts. To help you prepare for your visit, check out the Fleet Week social narrative.

Fleet Week NYC 2019

Information Desk

The Information Desk in hangar 1 is a great resource for visitors with disabilities. Dedicated staff will answer questions and give you directions to on-ship amenities, and they can provide support and tools to enhance your visit. Here you can ask for sensory bags, which include noise-reduction headphones and fidgets to help ease sensory stimulation. Visitors who are blind or have low vision may also borrow a Verbal Description and Tactile Guide that uses raised images, Braille, large print and a talking pen. We also provide lightweight stools if you would like easy access to seating during your visit.

Assistive Listening Devices and Hearing Accessibility

Assistive listening devices (ALDs) are available to borrow at no cost for guided programs and tours. ALDs are available as stereo headphones, single-ear headphones or T-coil compatible induction loops. Induction loops are installed at the Box Office and throughout the Museum for permanent and temporary exhibits.

American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation can be arranged at no cost for all tours and programs with advance notice. Please email access@intrepidmuseum.org or call 646-381-5158 ahead of time.

Online Resources

We offer a number of resources that you can download before your visit, including step-by-step narratives on what to expect, sensory guides and visual vocabularies. For more info, click here to view our Fleet Week social narrative, or email access@intrepidmuseum.org. Additional resources are available here at all times.

View the full schedule of Fleet Week activities here.
 
 


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