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Exploring Austin’s Accessible Attractions

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Introduction: A Warm Welcome to Austin

Austin, the vibrant heart of Texas, extends a warm welcome to visitors of all abilities. Renowned for its tantalizing cuisine, breathtaking outdoor spaces, rich Texas history, and electrifying live music scene, Austin ensures an inclusive and accessible experience for everyone. This guide highlights the best accessible resources and attractions in Austin, ensuring a memorable visit for all.

Getting Here: Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

Your journey begins with a smooth experience at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. The airport is committed to providing a seamless travel experience for all, offering various accommodations for travelers. Prior notification allows the airport to tailor services to your needs. The airport’s Hidden Disabilities Program offers additional support for travelers with non-visible disabilities, ensuring understanding and assistance throughout your journey. Learn more about these services here.

Once in Austin, navigating the city is a breeze with Get There ATX, your comprehensive guide to pedestrian and wheelchair mobility, rideshare, and city transit options. Plan your routes and access the pedestrian recall and signals map here.

Must-Visit Attractions

Texas State Capitol: Immerse yourself in the grandeur of the Texas State Capitol. With wheelchair access, large print and braille publications, and available ASL interpreters, the Capitol is a welcoming site for all.

Museums Galore: Explore The Contemporary Austin- Laguna Gloria, featuring an ADA accessible outdoor sculpture garden. Don’t miss the Blanton Museum of Art and the Bullock Texas State History Museum, offering sign language interpreters and audiovisual aids.

The Paramount Theater: Enjoy diverse performances with accessible seating, interpreting services, and assistive listening devices.

Moody Center and Q2 Stadium: Experience Austin’s live music at the Moody Center or catch an Austin FC match at Q2 Stadium, both offering comprehensive accommodations for guests with disabilities.

Circuit of The Americas: Enjoy high-speed races with ADA accessible seating and convenient shuttle services.

Outdoor Adventures

Barton Springs Pool: Dive into the refreshing waters with accessible facilities including a chair lift and water-accessible wheelchair.

Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail: Enjoy stunning downtown views on this accessible trail, with convenient parking and smooth paths.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center: Traverse miles of accessible trails amidst native Texan flora, with well-maintained and wheelchair-friendly garden pathways.

Additional Resources & Services

For more information and resources on accessibility in Austin, visit the Texas Autism Society and our website.

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