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Disability Services

Disability Services Coordinator

Baroness Auriana fila Germani

The Pennsic Staff welcomes the participation of those gentles with disabilities.

Disability Services will hold office hours in the Town Hall tent, across from the Cooper's camp store.

We will make reasonable attempts to honor and fulfill any requests for basic accommodations and services as we attempt to make the Pennsic experience a good one for everyone. Pennsic is a primitive camping event, and access to modern facilities is limited, so please plan accordingly.

Services available through Disability Services include:

Registering for the Disabilities Camping Area

Camping in the Disabilities Camping Area is limited to disabled individuals and those persons camping in the same tents as them. RV's and Campers are not permitted in the Disabilities Camping Area, but there are a limited number of electrical outlets to use for essential medical devices.

To camp in the Disabilities Camping Area you must

  1. Submit a Disabilities Camping form by June 1, 2014 in order to have camping space allocated for you.
    (Please contact the Disability Coordinator to request a form in the mail.)


  2. Pre-register for Pennsic with Cooper's Lake Campground by June 16, 2014

When you receive confirmation from the Disability Services Coordinator, you may list "Disabilities Camping" on your Pennsic pre-registration as the group you are camping with. (If you have already registered with the Coopers, update your registration to have "Disabilities Camping" as the group.)

Please note that unless you have completed both pre-registrations and received confirmation, you are not guaranteed space in the Disability Camping Area.

Pre-registering for Disability Services

Medical Device / Scooter Recharging

If you will not be camping in the Disabilities Camping Area (or other areas with electricity) and need power to recharge scooters or batteries for medically necessary devices, please read below:

Pre-register for electrical charging time

Read more about operating CPAP machines at Pennsic, and options for recharging batteries (including solar and wind)

Handicapped-accessible Porta-john Placement

There are a limited number of accessible porta-john units, many of which will be placed in heavily traveled areas.

If you will not be camping in the Disabilities Camping Area and need one of these units near your campsite, please submit your request by July 9th so that we can try to honor your request.

Request placement of an accessible Porta-john

Service Animals

All service animals must be checked-in at Troll by the Service Animal Liaison. The Liaison will be available from 8:00 am until 10:00 pm; please plan to arrive during these hours.

Register a Service Animal

Gentles with service animals are not required to camp with Disability Camping.

Federal Guidelines for Service Animals have changed: please see www.ada.gov, www.ada.gov/reg3a.html and http://www.ada.gov/regs2010/titleIII_2010/titleIII_2010_fr.pdf

Other facilities / utilities

Handicapped Parking Area

Handicapped parking is available in designated areas.

To park in these areas, you are required to have a valid state/provincial disabilities plate or hang tag on your vehicle.

Temporarily disabled individuals (i.e. a person on crutches) can see Disability Services for a disability label to attach to your vehicle's Pennsic hang tag.

There will be NO Medical Waivers issued. All vehicles must be parked in either Handicapped Parking or regular parking. No Exceptions!!!!

Transportation / D.A.R.T.

Transportation around Pennsic is provided by school buses on set routes. There will be a limited number of Disability Assistance Road Transport (D.A.R.T.) carts following the bus routes to assist individuals who are unable to use the buses.

These carts, labeled with the International Sign for Handicap Assistance, will pick up passengers at each bus stop, at the Watch tent and at the Town Hall, and drop off at the nearest bus stop to your destination.

PLEASE NOTE-There are no prearranged rides, no point-to-point transit and no calling a cart to come pick up an individual.

Sign Language Interpeters

We would like to pursue coordinating sign language interpreting at classes & courts for the hearing-impaired. Please contact the Disability Services Office if you are interested in assisting with or if you have need of these services.

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