We're delighted that Perth Airport has launches the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower!
Travelling can be stressful, particularly if you have a non-visible disability that isn't immediately apparent to airport staff. That's why Perth Airport have signed up to the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower which is a subtle way of identifying to staff that you have a non-visible disability and may need a little extra support or assistance as they travel through the airport.
Perth Airport’s Chief Commercial Officer, Kate Holsgrove said that the airport is committed to ensuring that its facilities, information and services are inclusive and accessible to everyone.
“We work closely with our Access and Inclusion Advisory Group to determine where we can improve access and inclusion within our existing infrastructure and how we can include new initiatives in future terminal designs. This is the motivation for many new projects launched by the airport that look to remove barriers to inclusion for our customers, Team members, partners and the community we serve."
Wearing the lanyard (or wrist band) does not exempt Sunflower wearers from normal airport processes like security screening or passport control, but the Perth Airport team have been trained to recognise the lanyard and how to best provide the assistance and support Sunflower wearers may need.
How to get your lanyard from Perth Airport
If you or a loved one has a hidden disability, you can request a Sunflower lanyard or wristband from their website here.
Is your organisation a member of the Sunflower network?
Is your place of work Sunflower friendly? If not, why not suggest they look into becoming members of the Sunflower? We provide training and assistance to help businesses recognise the Sunflower to support individuals with non-visible disabilities and become confident in providing them with additional help or assistance.
Join an impressive network of organisations so our Sunflower wearers can find you as they plan their days out:
- add your location to the Sunflower location map
- provide details useful for Sunflower-friendly visits
- demonstrate how accessible you are
- tell your story through articles
- and even reveal your Sunflower-friendly events
Become a member of the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower network.