The Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Lanyard Program was designed to assist travelers with hidden disabilities. The program began in London’s Gatwick Airport in 2016. It is now recognized by most airports in the UK as well as a growing number of U.S. airports.
The lanyards, which are free for passengers, allow those with hidden disabilities to discreetly indicate they might need additional assistance from employees, such as extra time needed at check-in or security, escorting to gates, or assistance with reading signage or other airport procedures. No documentation is required for those requesting the sunflower lanyard. Program participation is voluntary, and passengers do not need to disclose the nature of their disability. Passengers may request a lanyard by filling out the form below.