Indian River County strives to create a welcoming and accessible environment for all to enjoy. Encompassing the communities of Vero Beach, Sebastian and Fellsmere serve up beautiful beaches and pristine parks – not to mention the most bio-diverse lagoon ecosystem in the Northern hemisphere. All within an hour or less driving time of two international airports: Palm Beach and Orlando. Florida’s hidden gem, this is a place for unwinding and reconnecting.
Owned by singer Gloria Estefan and her husband Emilio, this upscale beachfront hotel is within walking distance of the shops, restaurants, and bars of Vero Beach. Costa is also known to have great amenities for their ADA-accessible guest. From beach wheelchairs, for hotel guests to use/access the beach to oceanfront guestrooms, they have you covered. To find out more about what they have to offer, CLICK HERE.
Environmental Learning Center
The Environmental Learning Center has pontoon boat tours that are wheelchair accessible as well as all-terrain wheelchairs to easily access places on our 64-acre campus.
The Environmental Learning Center’s mission is to educate, inspire, and empower all people to be active stewards of the environment and their own well-being. With their pontoon boat now being easily accessible, we are carrying out our mission to reach all people. In addition to the ELC’s wheelchair ramp, they also have all-terrain wheelchairs for those who would like to explore the campus and admire the natural world around them. To find out more about what they have to offer, CLICK HERE.
McKee Botanical Gardens
The entire garden is wheelchair accessible (Please note: right now they are not lending them out due to COVID-19, but if they have, they own a wheelchair, we are entirely wheelchair accessible).
It is the policy of McKee Botanical Garden to comply with all requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please contact Kim Russell at least one week prior to your visit to arrange for sign language interpreters available Tuesday-Friday. In an effort to comply with all requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) please CLICK HERE to see what McKee Botanical Garden permits/offers.
Traveling here by plane or car? Here are some helpful links to make sure your travels are safe and easy.
Vero Beach Airport
In accordance with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, it is the intention of the City of Vero Beach Airport (Airport) to provide access to all public facilities, programs, and services associated with its operation of the City of Vero Beach airport to all. CLICK HERE for more information or to book your trip.
The City of Vero Beach Airport ADA Coordinator is Business Specialist Lee-Anna Otis, firstname.lastname@example.org, 772-978-4930 x106, or by mail at Business Specialist Lee-Anna Otis, City of Vero Beach Airport 3400 Cherokee Drive, Vero Beach, Florida 32960.
Indian River County and its transit operator, the Senior Resource Association, are committed to providing our residents and visitors with valued transportation services. Our services extend to customers with special needs due to age or disabilities. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), all GoLine buses are wheelchair accessible and our bus operators provide assistance upon request.
In addition to the GoLine fixed-route service, Community Coach door-to-door service is available for persons with a physical, cognitive, emotional, visual, or other disability that functionally prevents them from using the fixed-route service. To qualify, each applicant must go through an eligibility determination process. To find out more about what they have to offer, CLICK HERE.
Visit Indian River County is committed to its policy that persons with disabilities have a full and equal opportunity to benefit from the goods, services, privileges, advantages, and accommodations offered by Visit Indian River. In keeping with that policy, we have retained an accessibility consultant to implement and maintain compliance with the relevant portions of the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 Level AA (WCAG 2.0 AA) as well as state and federal accessibility requirements.
As part of this commitment, we are continually improving our website to make it more accessible. If you encounter any difficulty using our website, have suggestions about improving the usability or accessibility of the website, or would like to know more about Visit Indian River County’s commitment to accessibility, please contact our accessibility team by emailing email@example.com.