Madison Street Festival to be Handicapped Accessible
“I’m just happy to be here.”
We’ve probably all said it at one time or another, but for disabled individuals with mobility issues, “being there” is not always easy and sometimes seemingly impossible if event activities are not handicapped accessible.
That however, should not be a problem at the upcoming Madison City Street Festival, scheduled for October 2 in downtown Madison as the festival committee and MCDAB, the Madison City Disability Advocacy Board, are working together to ensure that the event is accessible to all who wish to attend, including those with disabilities.
As in the past, free parking for the event will be provided at Madison City Stadium, on Celtic Drive and will include reserved handicapped accessible parking spaces. Wheelchair accessible transportation between the event site and the stadium will be provided by MARS, Madison Assisted Ride System throughout the day. Additional parking will be available at First Baptist Church, but with a charge of $3 per vehicle.
After arriving at the festival, disabled visitors will find two accessible portable restrooms located at street level to ensure easy access for wheelchairs. Disabled individuals should also checkout the MCDAB booth at the festival to find out more about the Board’s activities.