FACILITIES FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
To make the Convention easier and more enjoyable for people with disabilities, we will try to provide as many facilities as possible. We can promise that we will do our best to make the best use of the possibilities we have at our disposal and will do everything to make everyone feel as comfortable as possible during the Convention. Below is a list of facilities that people with disabilities will be able to use:
- priority checkout – people with impaired mobility will be directed to the priority checkout, where they will purchase a ticket without having to wait in line and security will allow them to pass the turnstile gate. Disability statements will not be required. The checkout will also be available to pregnant women and honorary blood donors;
- free admission for the caregiver of a person with disabilities – the caregiver is one person to be designated by the person with disabilities (see further details). Written certifications will not be required;
- the ability to reach every pavilion and every program room in a wheelchair;
- elevators in each hall;
- toilets for people with disabilities in halls 5, 6A, 8, 10, 15 and in the eastern lobby.
We will post detailed information along with maps where you will learn the location of entrances, elevators and specially adapted toilets closer to the date of Pyrkon at www.pyrkon.pl. And if you want to get an idea of the facilities for people with disabilities during Pyrkon, just visit any Convention Information Desk or the Convention Office.
Dog helpers (service dogs) welcome
People who use the help of a canine friend need not worry that their helper will not be able to accompany them during Pyrkon. It will be possible to enter the Convention grounds with a service dog. If necessary, we will provide water for the canine helpers at the Convention Office. All you have to do is ask any of the volunteers to get you some. You will also receive dog droppings bags there.
However, to be safe, we point out that only service dogsare allowed to enter the convention grounds .
ADMISSION for people with disabilities and their caregivers
For people with disabilities, there is an easy-access checkout, the so-called special or priority checkout, and priority entrance upon receipt of ID badges. What’s more, a person with disabilities can stay at the Convention with a caregiver. Below you will find informationon who can become a caregiver for such a person and what facilities are made available to caregivers.
To start with, we point out that the caregiver of a person with disabilities is entitled to a free badge. They will be able to pick it up at the checkout in the presence of the person they will be caring for or assisting during the Convention. In order for a caregiver to receive a badge, the person they are caring for must have purchased a ticket entitling them to enter the Convention grounds.
Remember afterwards to be sure to always carry your ID with you during the convention.
What to do to get a caregiver ID?
You will find the information you need in the table below. There, you will learn the step-by-step procedures for obtaining a caregiver ID. Be sure to take a look at its content!
STEP-BY-STEP PROCEDURES FOR GETTING A CAREGIVER ID CARD
|In order to receive a free caregiver’s badge, a person with disabilities must have a certificate from the County Disability Assessment Board in the severe or moderate degree. If you have a certificate issued by another assessment body, such a certificate will be treated as equivalent to the one mentioned above.
For those under 16 years of age, a disability certificate applies, while a disabled parking card is recognized for foreigners.
|A caregiver or assistant for a person with disabilities, according to the current law, must be at least 18 years old. The exception that applies at our convention is for those in the first line of kinship, who, as an assistant to a disabled person, should be at least 14 years old.
|To enjoy the privilege of a free ticket for a guardian, send your application (via the application form) to the following email address [email protected]. Provide the number of the document to be presented at the admissions office. You report the document number only , not its content. It is also forbidden to send scans.
|Applications can be sent in until up to and including 1.06.2023. It is also until this date, that the numbers of the submitted documents can be corrected through the above-mentioned email address.
A person applying for a free caregiver badge will be asked to show the document submitted by emailing [email protected] at the special checkout at the above-mentioned point.
|One person can submit one document entitling one caregiver the get the caregiver ID – for the duration of the Convention, a person with disabilities is entitled to only one caregiver.
We also reserve the right to introduce a separate design of badges for caregivers of people with disabilities.
We would also like to point out that health documents are shown for inspection only in order to confirm eligibility for the discount. The Pyrkon Fan Convention does not collect or process information about the health of its participants.
Persons with disabilities who wish to take advantage of the opportunity to enter the hall without waiting in the queue of non-accredited persons are required to inform the hall staff at least 10 minutes before the start of the lecture. A person with disabilities lines up with the preaccredited people and enters the room right after them, before the queue of nonpreaccredited people. In the event that the room is not one with program events for which one needs to pre-register, a person with disabilities shall notify the room staff of their desire to enter the room no less than 10 minutes before the start of the program event.
Wheelchair users can take a seat in the passageway; however, the caregiver must take a standard seat, near the disabled person, or wait for them nearby.
In the event that the room is completely full, it is not possible to provide additional seats for people with disabilities. In the case of program events with registered attendees only, people with disabilities are required to pre-register for a program event on a general basis in order to enter the room.
In case of disputes, the organizer responsible for the area (accreditation or the room) will decide. Decisions of the organizer are irrevocable, while failure to respect them is considered a violation of the rules and may result in removal from the event.
We encourage you to let us know in advance that you will be with us this year and let us know your needs and suggestions for improvements we could make. This way, we will be able to prepare even better. Write to us at: dostepny(at)pyrkon.pl.