Desert Daze is a fully accessible event and we are dedicated to continually improving our efforts to ensure you have access to all the festival amenities. We welcome and encourage all feedback and suggestions from our patrons. The following explains the services provided this year. For any accessibility-related questions please email us at email@example.com. We will do our best to help you have an awesome experience.
All accessibility-related inquires can be answered at our Access Center, where you can also charge wheelchair batteries and/or other assistive technology, as well as store medical equipment, get a drink of water, or just get some relief from the sun.
The venue is navigable for people with mobility disabilities. There are accessible pathways throughout the venue, parking lots, campgrounds, marketplace, and all of the stages. The main festival area is mostly grass, sand, and hardened dirt pathways. Most, if not all, of the roads and walkways are even. There are slight inclines and declines throughout the venue, but the ground itself is well maintained and flat. Our ADA team can provide assistance if needed.
To request assistance, please visit the Access Center, or just grab a festival staff member closest to you to call our ADA team.
We encourage all guests with mobility disabilities to utilize personal forms of transportation, including wheelchairs and scooters. If you need to recharge your motorized wheelchair, you may do so at the Access Center. Patrons should bring all cords and accessories needed to charge their devices. Chargers must use a 110-volt, 20 amp circuit.
We do not provide wheelchair or scooter rentals.
Preferred camping locations are available for those with accessibility needs. Campsites include close access to paths, entrances, exits, shuttles, accessible restrooms, and accessible showers.
Accessible camping spots are available on a first come, first served basis. Registering helps us prepare for your group and plan our accessible camping area. To reserve an ADA camping spot, please fill out this form: ADA CAMPING REGISTRATION
Limited spots will be available to unregistered guests onsite but are not guaranteed. You will need a verified ADA placard or license plate to enter the accessible camping area. The person to whom the placard or plate is issued must be present in the vehicle as a driver or passenger. Identification will be checked to ensure legitimate use.
Service animals are permitted throughout the festival grounds, however this does not include emotional support animals, therapy animals, or companion animals. Only legitimate service animals will be allowed within the festival footprint. Pets are not allowed and will be turned away. Only legitimate service animals that are properly trained and under the proper care of their owners will be provided with the appropriate credentials.
- All service animals must remain by the handler’s side at all times and must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless these devices interfere with the service animal’s work or the individual’s disability prevents using these devices. In that case, the individual must maintain control of the animal through voice, signal, or other effective controls.
- Service animals must be housebroken and should use the service animal relief area.
- Anyone bringing an animal will be responsible for and liable for any damage or injury caused by the animal.
- All animals should have legally required vaccinations.
EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION REQUESTS
If you would like to request ASL Interpretation for any performance please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Keep in mind, requests must be made no later than 21 days before the event to allow for sufficient processing time.
Requests for Closed Captioning, Braille/Large Font Print, Guided Tours and/or other forms of Effective Communication, please contact us at email@example.com.
- ATMs and concessions: All ATMs and concessions are fully accessible and located throughout the venue. If assistance is required, please confer with a festival staff member.
- First Aid: We have one main First Aid location in the main grounds, one First Aid location in the campgrounds, and roaming EMT first aid on golf carts. Professional medical staff can help you with your medical needs at these locations. There will also be on-site ambulances if needed. There will be signage posted, and festival guides provided with a map showing the locations of First Aid and other amenities.
- Special Dietary Needs: Desert Daze will have food vendors that provide gluten-free dietary options. For those with special dietary needs beyond the festival food service, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & SUGGESTIONS
Desert Daze will consider any request by a guest with disability for reasonable modification of its policies, practices or procedures or for auxiliary aids and services that will permit the guest equal enjoyment of the goods and services offered at the festival. We encourage you to make any such request as far in advance as possible to enhance our ability to evaluate and fulfill the request. In continually trying to make our festival more accessible we encourage you to contact us at email@example.com for any of your accessibility-related needs. Additionally, if you have any questions about ADA policies or our services please reach out to us.