Assistive Listening Devices
The Stem Concert Hall, Robinson Theater, and Stiefler Recital Hall are each equipped with five assistive listening devices. These are for use by patrons without hearing aids. The use of these devices is free. To reserve a device, simply call the Ogle Center Ticket Office at (812) 941-2525. On the evening of the performance, leave a form of Identification with the Ticket Office when you pick up your device.
An elevator is conveniently located in the lobby of the Ogle Center and Knobview Hall for those patrons needing assistance to reach the balcony or the rear parking lot. In addition, each theater (including the outdoor amphitheater) provides a number of seats without steps and rollup space for patrons in wheelchairs. For your convenience, please call the Ogle Center Ticket Office at (812) 941-2525 in advance to reserve your rollup location.
Service animals are animals that are individually trained to perform tasks for people with disabilities such as guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling wheelchairs, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, or performing other tasks. Service animals are working animals, not pets.
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), organizations that serve the public must allow people with disabilities to bring their service animals into all areas of the facility where customers are normally allowed to go. This federal law applies to all businesses open to the public.
- Businesses may ask if an animal is a service animal or ask what tasks the animal has been trained to perform, but cannot require special ID cards for the animal or ask about the person's disability.
- People with disabilities who use service animals cannot be charged extra fees, isolated from other patrons, or treated less favorably than other patrons.
- A person with a disability cannot be asked to remove his service animal from the premises unless the animal is out of control and the animal's owner does not take effective action to control it (for example, a dog that barks repeatedly during a show).
- Violators of the ADA can be required to pay money damages and penalties.
Please contact a member of the Center's staff if you have any questions. The Ogle Center is well known for accessibility in the community and we want to maintain and build upon this good reputation.