An Answer for Ride and Attractions Accessibility Programs

Press Release

updated: Oct 1, 2019 07:00 EDT

​Over the past few years, the attraction and travel industries have begun to take more steps to provide inclusive programs and accommodations for guests with special needs; however, many are now running into difficulties when managing the registration and identification of guests that would benefit from these accommodations. In order to provide a solution for this concern, the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) created an Accessibility Card program.

The digital IBCCES Accessibility Card (IAC) is a free resource for individuals with cognitive disorders or physical impairments to register to receive accommodations or benefits that attractions might provide. The IAC registration system collects and stores documentation needed to access certain special needs accommodations or benefits at amusement parks and attractions.

As a leading provider of point-of-sale and ticketing software serving more than 10 industries and 16 different countries, Gatemaster is continually working to help their partners in the attraction industry implement solutions that help them be successful in every aspect. The IBCCES Accessibility Card was a perfect fit to add to their program as a benefit for partners looking for ways to manage their accessibility program registration.

“I’m proud to work with IBCCES in supporting this important, yet often neglected segment of attraction goers. Our partnership makes it easier for our clients to take advantage of this amazing program and continue to improve the guest experience for everyone,” said Sondra Shannon, Gatemaster CEO.

The IAC program can be implemented by attractions and theme parks to help streamline their onsite registration and accessibility programs. When an individual registers online and creates an IAC profile, they can then present that registration at partner attractions and parks to access the individual benefits at each location.

For almost 20 years, the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) has provided training and certification for education, healthcare, and corporate professionals worldwide. Based on the feedback from many of its Certified Autism Center™ partners, IBCCES created the IAC to help improve the guest experience, reduce abuse of benefits, increase staff efficiency and streamline the check-in process.

“We’re excited to partner with Gatemaster and help provide this solution to more attractions worldwide. It’s great to see the increase in locations that are taking steps to create more inclusive programs and experiences for guests – we don’t want them to be slowed down by the management and oversight of those programs,” said Myron Pincomb, IBCCES Board Chairman.

About Gatemaster:

Gatemaster was developed by owners of FEC facilities in 1994 and since then has been established as a leading point-of-sale and ticketing software for admission and attraction-based industries. Our software is unique in that all point-of-sale features are easily accessible from a single all-inclusive program with mobile and native software versions. Gatemaster is suitable for businesses large and small. We have a proven software solution that has been tried and tested in multiple environments. With over 25 years’ experience serving more than 10 industries in 16 different countries, Gatemaster is well-positioned for growth, developing new products and enriching our current software yearly. We are pleased to offer our expertise and create a solution for admission and attraction-based businesses.


Delivering The Global Standard For Training and Certification in The Field of Cognitive Disorders – IBCCES provides a series of certifications that empower professionals to be leaders in their field and improve the outcomes for the individuals they serve. These programs are the only training and certification programs endorsed by the largest grassroots autism organization in the world, The Autism Society of America, and recognized around the world as the leading benchmark for training and certification in the areas of autism and other cognitive disorders.


Brandi Blair, Director of Client Services
Phone: 510-799-9725 ext 4422
Email: [email protected]

Meredith Tekin, President
Phone: 904.508.0135 // 904.434.1534
Email: [email protected]

The system is designed to identify accommodations or benefits that an individual might be interested in but in no way guarantees these benefits. Benefits and accommodations provided will vary based on each individual attraction and are at the sole discretion of the attraction.

Source: IBCCES

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