Finding Discounts In NY for Disabled Individuals: Part One – Entertainment
For individuals who are medically confirmed to be disabled, there are many unrecognized discounts available all over the city. In many cases, disabled locals and visitors alike have no idea about the discounts and benefits available from some of the most popular places in the city and within the state.
While it can be difficult for wheelchair-bound individuals to make their way around many popular attractions, most people will find big-time entertainment venues more than accommodating to their needs. Not only are the locations accessible to those with disabilities, there are also discounts available for those surviving on Social Security benefits. In order to get discounts, many times you have to be upfront and ask for them. Carry along a copy of your doctor's medical confirmation of your disability or other proof you have of your medical situation.
Here are some of the hotspots in entertainment where disabled individuals can save money and find a great time:
Madison Square Garden & Radio City Music Hall
Both locations have a special concierge for individuals with disabilities. Not only are they accommodating to the seating and location needs of the disabled, they also offer discounts on event tickets. Call ahead to either venue before you order tickets or attend an event to get more information. Ask to speak to the person in charge of disability accommodations.
There are countless theaters in New York City that accommodate appropriate seating arrangements for disabled individuals and most of the theaters offer tickets at discounted prices. Again, contact the theater prior to the event to make arrangements.
New York Philharmonic
The New York Philharmonic offers discounted tickets for disabled attendees. Contact the ticket offices for more information about tickets and accommodations.
Disability Tour Operators
There are many tour companies that offer special guest services and travel planning for disabled individuals within New York. While there are no specific discounts promised, the tour operation companies are linked into to the facilities and companies that accommodate disability concerns.
With a endless supply of entertainment in the city and beyond, everybody has a right to get out and enjoy an afternoon or evening of entertainment. Make a few phone calls when making reservations at your favorite location so you'll be ensured the assistance you need and discounts to help you save. If you have a disability issue that needs legal guidance, please be sure to get in touch with our office by calling 914-946-1452 or using our confidential online form. We are confident we can help you.