The Oregon Convention Center (OCC) takes immense pride in being a KultureCity Certified Sensory Inclusive Venue, dedicated to ensuring that all guests feel welcome and comfortable during their visit. In this pursuit, OCC has partnered with KultureCity to introduce the Sensory Bag Program. This program aims to support individuals with sensory needs, providing them with an array of sensory-alleviating items to enhance their overall experience while attending events at the OCC.
Understanding the KultureCity Sensory Bag Program
Sensory processing challenges can be overwhelming for individuals, leading to sensory overload and discomfort in crowded and stimulating environments. To address this concern, OCC has introduced the KultureCity Sensory Bag Program, providing guests with specially designed sensory bags to meet their unique needs. These bags are filled with carefully selected items that aim to alleviate sensory overload and promote engagement, helping visitors to feel calmer and more at ease during their time at the convention center.
The sensory bags are thoughtfully equipped with a variety of items catering to different sensory needs. Some of the items guests can find in these bags include noise-canceling headphones to reduce auditory stimuli, fidget toys to help with tactile input, communication cards for non-verbal guests, and more. These items have been carefully chosen to cater to a wide range of sensory preferences and provide a sense of comfort and control to the users.
Ensuring Safety and Hygiene
OCC takes the safety of its guests seriously, and this commitment extends to the Sensory Bag Program. Each item in the sensory bag is selected for its ease of cleaning and sterilization, making them safe for multiple users. The convention center's staff ensures that all items are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized after each use, providing a worry-free and hygienic experience for all guests.
Preparation for Your Visit
To ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience during your visit to OCC, we encourage guests to visit the KultureCity website ahead of their arrival. The website offers valuable information about what to expect at the convention center and provides useful tips on how to make the most of their time here. Understanding the available amenities and support systems beforehand can help guests feel more comfortable and confident during their visit.
Promoting Inclusivity and Accessible Experiences
By implementing the KultureCity Sensory Bag Program and becoming a KultureCity Certified Sensory Inclusive Venue, OCC takes significant strides towards fostering an inclusive and accessible environment for all guests. The convention center is committed to accommodating the diverse needs of its visitors, ensuring that everyone can fully participate and enjoy their time at OCC's events.
Remember to visit the KultureCity website ahead of your arrival to learn more about what to expect and ways to be more comfortable during your visit.*