Here’s an interesting little secret that even most Western New Yorkers don’t know: Buffalo is home to the only “bricks and mortar” museum in the U.S. dedicated to the history of people with disabilities.
Visitors to our Museum of disABILITY History, and those who see its traveling exhibits, enjoy wide-ranging topics like disability and pop culture, the wide world of disability and sports, and the evolution of adaptive equipment, among many others, illustrated by photos, rare books and historic artifacts – truly a unique experience.
With that important resource in our backyard, there is no doubt that visitors with disabilities are welcome to experience all the richness the region has to offer. Whether it’s a stroll down the boardwalk at Beaver Island State Park, a visit to the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site, a summertime festival, or a view of the waterfront from one of the ships at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park, the region’s many attractions and entertainment venues offer visitors with all types of disability the opportunity to explore, enjoy and return home enriched.
Like the rest of the nation, Buffalo Niagara is addressing the needs of travelers with special needs, and with its reputation for friendly residents, someone is always around to point out the location of a ramp or handicapped parking spot, or the easiest way to enter a local restaurant.