The Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Lanyard helps people with invisible disabilities discreetly indicate they may need more help or time when travelling through Winnipeg Richardson International Airport.
The globally recognized Sunflower Lanyard program was brought to Winnipeg Richardson International Airport to help all those who work here better serve travellers with an invisible disability. Staff in all areas of the airport experience have been provided information on what to do if a person wearing one of the green lanyards adorned with yellow sunflowers or other Sunflower-branded item approaches them.
Sunflower Lanyards can be picked up for free at the Information Booth, located on the Arrivals Level next to Door 3, or the Valet & Away booth on the Departures Level near the top of the escalators.
What is an invisible disability?
An invisible disability is a disability that may not be immediately obvious. They can be physical, mental, or neurological and include, but are not limited to, autism, ADHD, chronic pain, dementia, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, brain injuries, low vision, hearing loss, and anxiety disorders.
Travellers are welcome to keep their Sunflower Lanyard for use throughout their trip or the next time they board a plane, as more than 160 airports worldwide recognize the program.
Anyone who requires additional accessibility assistance should still contact their airline at least 48 hours before their flight to notify them of their needs and make arrangements.