The holiday season is upon us and people are travelling by plane to see their loved ones now, more than during any other time of the year. Holiday travel can be a stressful experience for anyone, but for individuals with disabilities, it can be a near impossibility. Thankfully, efforts and accommodations are often made to ease the hardships of travel. Indianapolis International Airport (IND) certainly tries to position itself as an establishment that promotes maximum accessibility, mobility, comfort, and convenience for all visitors, including those with physical challenges and special needs.
Indianapolis International Airport follows ADA requirements in order to provide facilities that enable travelers to move through the airport safely and efficiently. For example, there are numerous elevators, escalators, and moving walkways to facilitate mobility and everything departing passengers need to access is on one level of the airport.
The airport is accessible in the following ways:
- Automatic doors
- Curb cuts
- Ramped access
- Level flooring and entrances
- Moving walkways
In addition, there are Braille signage and buttons located in elevators and outside all doors and emergency exits. Airline ticket counters, point-of-sale counters, restrooms, drinking fountains, ATMs, and public seating areas have all been designed to be accessible and convenient. Indianapolis International also provides accessible parking, wheelchair assistance, and accommodations for service animals.
Indianapolis International Airport is an institution that does a good job making accessibility a priority during the busy holiday season and throughout the year. For more information or to leave feedback regarding your own accessibility needs and experiences at the airport, visit the Indianapolis International Airport website’s Accessibility Page.