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The Guardian | 18 March 2024

Family friendly: seven European destinations with a difference

The hotel is also a champion of accessibility for disabilities, both seen and unseen. As a member of the global Hidden Disabilities Sunflower scheme, if you live with a hidden disability, you can rest assured that your Sunflower badge will be recognised immediately upon arrival


Mass Transit | 30 October 2023

Metrolinx becomes first transit agency to join Hidden Disabilities Sunflower program

Metrolinx riders with non-apparent special needs will now have the option of pinning on the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower to signal ..

... Sunflower program is popular with transit operators in the UK like Transport for London, Heathrow Airport and Network Rail. To better .


Hospitality and Catering News | 30 October 2023

Blue Badge Access Awards 2023 recognises the very best, and worst in accessibility

... Awards) Won By: Amilla Resort Maldives is part of the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower initiative, an IncluCare-certified resort, and a ...


99.5 & 105.9 JAMZ | 24 October 2023

Hidden Disabilities Sunflower and IBCCES Partner to Enhance Accessibility Options for Invisible Disability Community

Hidden Disabilities Sunflower and IBCCES join forces in a strategic partnership to increase accessibility options for the invisible ... ... Hidden Disabilities Sunflower and IBCCES join forces in a strategic partnership to increase accessibility options for the invisible ...


YouTube | 20 October 2023

Colorado Springs Airport expands services to people with disabilities

The airport recently joined the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Program. That allows the airport to identify and help people whose disabilities might not be immediately visible.


Travel Weekly Asia | 20 October 2023

Emirates flies the extra mile for neurodivergent travellers

Neurodivergent passengers can enjoy complimentary seat selection and priority boarding, amongst other supportive initiatives. ... parking at Dubai International Airport. 9. Hidden disabilities sunflower lanyard The Sunflower Lanyard is a recognised symbol ..


The Canadian Business Journal | 15 October 2023

GTAA, Air Transat and Autism Ontario host first airport familiarization tour for autistic individuals and their families

.... services for travellers with autism, including the Sunflower Lanyards program and the MagnusCards® app. In 2022, Toronto Pearson ...


Yay Cork| 15 October 2023

Cork Airport now has a sensory room for flyers with autism or special needs

And for people on the spectrum or travelling with children or family members with autism, it can be reassuring to know what supports are ...
... aquatic bubble tube. The pod follows initiatives such as the sunflower lanyard, which passengers with hidden disabilities such as autism ...


Breaking Travel News | 13 October 2023

Mesa, Arizona is the First City Worldwide to Receive the Destination Verified Seal

Mesa, Arizona is the first city worldwide to receive the ...
... Aira, a guided visual Interpretation service, the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Program and Threshold 360 virtual tours. ...


North West Ambulance Service | 11 October 2023

North West Ambulance Service joins the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower

North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) is proud ... ... staff and the public to be aware of the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower symbol. When you encounter someone wearing a Sunflower lanyard or pin ..


Press News Agency | 24 September 2023

Some airports are striving to make flights more inclusive for people with dementia

But attending a dementia travel workshop in July helped ease some of those fears. She learned about the resources available at Phoenix Sky ...
... , Dallas Fort Worth International Airport launched the sunflower lanyard program in mid-September. All frontline employees who interact ...


West Ham Utd FC | 23 September 2023

Hammers celebrate International Day of Sign Languages with three famous chants

West Ham United have celebrated International Day of ... Irons!” As a Club, West Ham United are now part of the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Scheme, which enables people with non-visible ..


BBC News | 23 September 2023

Jersey joins hidden disabilities scheme

A scheme which aims to raise awareness for people with hidden disabilities is ...

... hidden disabilities is being supported in Jersey. The Hidden Disabilities Sunflower initiative offers a sunflower lanyard to anyone who ..


USA Today | September 2023

She felt safe': How autism-certified travel options can be life-changing for families

"Every time we were traveling, we were having bad moments – complaints and fights, all kinds of insults that you can't imagine," said Flavia Callafange, who is the mother to a 14-year-old daughter named Felicia...

....The mother and daughter duo flew on LATAM Airlines and wore lanyards from the organization Hidden Disabilities Sunflower .....


Mid East Information | 22 September 2023

Exhibitors making their way to the Middle East through the AccessAbilities Expo-2023

....The Sunflower Initiative for Hidden Disabilities will also be highlighted as a simple volunteer tool launched by Dubai Airports and Emirates Airlines for People with Disabilities such as autism, dyslexia, and hearing and visual impairment....


i3investor | 19 September 2023

US airports work to make flying more comfortable for folks with dementia

Andrea Nissen is trying to prepare her 65-year-old husband, who has Alzheimer’s disease, for a solo flight from Arizona to Oklahoma in the United States to visit family. She worries about travellers and airport officials misinterpreting his forgetfulness or habit of getting in people’s personal space, and feels guilty about not being able to accompany him....


Third Sector | 14 September 2023

Yarra Trams announces 2024 community partners

Yarra Trams announces six new organisations taking part in the latest round of its Community Partnerships Program – securing the opportunity to feature a campaign on one of Melbourne’s iconic trams. 


Galway Advertiser | 7 September 2023

Ireland West Airport launches the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower

Ireland West Airport has become the first airport in Ireland to become members of the global Hidden Disabilities Sunflower. Passengers with non-visible disabilities who choose to display the Sunflower will be provided with a free Sunflower Lanyard at the Customer Assistance Desk inside the Airport Terminal....


Head Topics Canada | 4 September 2023

Some U.S. airports striving to make flying more inclusive for those with dementia

Nearly a dozen airports in the past few years have modified their facilities and operations to be more dementia-friendly, advocates say


Detroit Free Press| 1 September 2023

Detroit Metropolitan Airport wins high honors for best customer service in country

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport is one of the world’s leading hubs for air transportation, serving more than 800 flights each day ...
... the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower program. Passengers with a hidden disability may discreetly identify themselves by displaying a Sunflower ...

International Airport Review | 7 September 2023

Promoting accessible air travel at Miami International Airport

Ralph Cutié, Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Miami-Dade ...
... for MIA’s second multi-sensory room. The goal of the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Lanyard global initiative is to raise awareness that ...


The Edmonton Journal | 31 August 2023

Some airports strive to make flying more inclusive for those with dementia

... to airports. London’s Gatwick Airport created the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower lanyard program in 2016, which is now in over 200 ...


Facility Management (FM) Magazine  | 31 August 2023

Clifford Gardens Shopping Centre shines focus on hidden disabilities

Clifford Gardens Shopping Centre in Toowoomba, Queensland, is launching the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower initiative on Friday 1 September ...
... living with a non-visible disability, according to the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower initiative . Those with invisible disabilities can ...



The News - Portsmouth | 30 August 2023

M&S worker Claire thrilled to see her suggestion of braille gift cards come to life

The M&S gift card has been developed in ...
In 2019, M&S became the first UK retailer to introduce the sunflower lanyard scheme for customers with hidden disabilities, as a means ...


KarryOn | 27 August 2023

Access all areas: Destination Gold Coast launches first tradeshow highlighting accessible tourism

Accessible tourism has never been more important, as more and more travel and tourism operators embrace this surprisingly large sector.
... highlights of the event was the presentation of the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower , a voluntary tool that helps those living or ..


KEY-TV | 22 August 2023

New service at Santa Barbara, SLO airports providing assistance for passengers with hidden disabilities

A worldwide travel service program that provides assistance for travellers with hidden disabilities is now being ...
SBP) . The Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Program was created in 2016 as a way for airline passengers with non-visible disabilities to ...


Yahoo News UK | 19 August 2023

Aldi introduces sensory-friendly shopping hours at Dewsbury and Batley stores

Aldi is trialling sensory-friendly shopping hours at its ...
... ’s fourth-largest supermarket also recognises the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower to help support customers and colleagues with non- ...


Gov.UK | 2 August 2023

HMCTS joins the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower network

People with hidden disabilities will receive better support by wearing a ...
... ’re delighted to become full members of the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower network. It’s important that we make it easy for people with a ...


Virgin Editorial |  August 2023

Virgin Hotels Dallas wins equity leadership award

Virgin Hotels Dallas, located in the Dallas Design District, has been ...
... Disabilities that will allow teammates and guests to wear a sunflower lanyard that indicates that they have a non-visible disability and ...


BBC Travel | 30 May 2023

Mesa: The US' first autism-friendly city

Holidays can be stressful for neurodiverse people, but Mesa, Arizona, is becoming more inclusive so that everyone can enjoy the benefits of travel – not just the neurotypical.

Visit Mesa YouTube| 2023

Airlines | 28 February 2023

Facilitating travel for those with invisible disabilities

It is especially difficult for those with disabilities, including invisible disorders that can limit or challenge a person’s movement, such as deafness or autism....

....The sunflower lanyard, which symbolizes a hidden disability, is quickly gaining traction. It is entirely optional, and users can share as little or as much personal information as they want.....