Visit Vacaville Launches Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Program
Visit Vacaville has launched a local version of the internationally recognized Hidden Disabilities Sunflower, a program for individuals who would like assistance, help, or a little more time when shopping, traveling, or engaging in other public activities. Wearers of the distinctive but discreet green and yellow sunflower icon indicate that they have a disability that is not visually apparent, such as autism, chronic pain, dementia, anxiety, a brain injury, mobility issues after a recent surgery, or another hidden disability for which they would like to be seen. Visit Vacaville is offering lanyards and business card-sized sunflower cards to both residents and visitors at the Visit Vacaville offices and throughout the city’s participating hotel properties. Hotels and other businesses will undergo training on how to assist sunflower wearers. “Visit Vacaville is thrilled to implementing the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower program as part of a larger accessibility campaign that will roll out throughout 2022,” said Melyssa Reeves, Visit Vacaville President & CEO. “We want to be known as a place where families of all abilities can enjoy time together and find a welcoming and inclusive environment.” As part of Vacaville’s commitment to being a place where residents and visitors feel included and comfortable enjoying all the community has to offer, Visit Vacaville will be launching a larger program in April 2022 that will provide additional benefits for people with all abilities. The city is also looking forward to the opening of Play 4 All Park, which is slated to open in 2022 as a place all children can enjoy.