SBA Launches Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Program

Supporting Passengers with Varied Disabilities Travel with Ease

Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) is one of 200 airports across the world participating in the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower program. This program enables people with varied disabilities, especially non-visible disabilities, to access the support they need and travel through SBA with more ease.

Passengers with a disability may voluntarily choose to wear a Sunflower lanyard, or other Sunflower branded item, to discreetly indicate they need extra assistance or time. Airport staff are trained to recognize the Sunflower and are available to provide an even higher level of assistance and support as needed. Sunflower lanyards are available from SBA free of charge for either delivery or pick up. Visit SBA’s Sunflower program website to fill out the form to request a lanyard and learn more:

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