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Accessibility in Lansing

Greater Lansing prides itself on being a welcoming community and strives to provide the best experience to all guests that visit. We are always working to accommodate visitors and make our services more accessible for all travelers with all needs. 

Lansing is "Able Eyes Accessible"

Lansing has the honor of being the first city to be certified in the newly launched Able Eyes Accessible Cities program. This program is created by a local business, Able Eyes, with the intention of providing virtual walk-thru tours of the inside of public spaces for accessibility and marketing.

“The purpose of this virtual tour hosting site is so people with disabilities can explore the city before they visit,” CEO and co-founder of Able Eyes, Meegan Winters, explained. “This way, people know what cities they can at least get basic information from with these tours without calling. Exploring these sites ahead of time with the virtual tour hosting site relieves stress and anxiety when traveling, not just for people with disabilities but for everyone.” 

For more information on the Able Eyes Accessible city certification please visit https://ableeyes.org/about-virtual-tours/To learn more about Able Eyes, check out this video at https://youtu.be/bDJy8TwoNYI.

Did You Know?

Lansing was recently named one of the top cities in the U.S for Autism families by Accessible Journeys Magazine. Read the article Top destinations for autism families in the U.S. for more information. 

Greater Lansing Attractions

From sensory-friendly to ADA-compliant attractions, Greater Lansing has a wide assortment of options to make everyone's experience enjoyable.

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Highlighted Accessible Attractions

Wharton Center

Wharton Center offers many accessibility options, including open captioning, sign language interpretation, sensory-friendly shows, wheelchair…

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Michigan History Museum

All exhibit spaces at the Michigan History Museum are wheelchair accessible. The museum offers a wheelchair rental option. Some exhibits offer…

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Coming Soon Attractions!

Grand Ledge ASL Bike Racks

The City of Grand Ledge is looking for partners to help bring an interactive and functional bike rack project to the GL Splashpad. The project…

Accommodations 

Choose from a wide variety of accommodations in the Greater Lansing region that cater to travelers with special needs. 

Dining

Find restaurant options in the Greater Lansing region that offer options such as ADA compliance, ADA doors, wheelchair accessibility, parking accessibility, lower counters, family restrooms, and more. 

Meetings, Conventions & Conferences

Most venues within the Greater Lansing region are ADA compliant and will provide additional options for those with special needs. 

Travel & Transportation

The Capital Region International Airport makes air travel easier with convenient parking spaces, curbside ramps, elevators with standard ADA graphics and braille markings, wheelchair assistance, and more.



Guide dogs are welcome in all public spaces as well as on the plane to travel with you. 

Most Amtrack stations in major cities are fully accessible.



Amtrak offers accommodations for wheelchair mobility devices, transfer accessible steps, accessible rooms, special dietary options, service animals in all areas where passengers are allowed, oxygen transportation, and more. 



 

Capital Area Transportation Authority (CATA) provides public transportation to most places in the Greater Lansing region.



CATA buses and facilities are designed with accessibility in mind. Fixed-route buses have a low-floor design for easier boarding and have audio systems that announce major destinations and transfer points to assist visually impaired passengers and others. 



In addition, CATA offers large print schedules, bus hailing kits, Michigan Relay Center Voice TDD, and welcomes all service animals. 

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