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:
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.
Registering for the Disabilities Camping Area
To camp in the Disabilities Camping Area you must
Submit a by Disabilities Camping form June 1, 2014 in order to have camping space allocated for you.
(Please contact the Disability Coordinator to request a form in the mail.)
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:
A recharging area for scooters and medically necessary devices is available. It is your responsibility to provide cords and chargers.
To make sure you are scheduled for charging time, pre-register your medical device or scooter before July 9th.
To use the recharging area,
you must come to Disability Services on-site to obtain an official recharging tag and your charging time.
Please remember that power outages do occur during Pennsic, so a constant electrical supply cannot be guaranteed.
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.
Service animals – as defined by the ADA – are permitted at Pennsic. Pets are not.
Service animal owners are responsible for picking up and properly disposing of the animals' waste.
Service animal owners are responsible for their animal's behavior. Owners may be required to remove animals that are not under control from the site.
Please fill out a Service Animal Registration form prior to Pennsic to help speed
your check-in when you arrive.
The information requested at check-in is designed to help us
make the Pennsic experience as smooth and safe as possible for you and your animal and is completely voluntary.
Your courtesy in making every attempt to arrive and check in your service animal between the hours of 9 am and midnight is greatly appreciated.
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
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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