Smith Center Transcends the ADA to Appeal to All the Senses

The Smith Center LogoThe Smith Center for Performing Arts in Las Vegas has gone beyond the ADA to provide even more accessibility to their performances. In addition to accessible restrooms, the theater also boasts seven unisex family restrooms, which are valuable for customers who need assistance from caregivers. Wheelchair accessible seating is available in all of the Center's venues. The Reynold's Hall venue has 32 wheelchair accessible seats, double the figure required by the ADA for a venue of that size, and that's not counting the wheelchair accessible seats in the boxes.

The Smith Center also provides technology for patrons who are visually or hearing impaired. Assisted Listening Devices (Infrared ALD) are available at most performances. The Smith Center also offers I-Caption, a wireless visual aid that provides closed captions in real time for live theatrical performances. This fully automated system displays dialogue, lyrics, and sound effects on a handheld display. I-caption is available at select performances. D-Scriptive is also available for select performances. D-Scriptive is an audio description service for the blind that offers a detailed account of all the onstage action including choreography, blocking, lighting, sets and costume changes. American Sign Language interpretation is scheduled for select Smith Center events throughout the year, and can also be requested no less than two weeks prior to a performance.

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