How do I communicate accessibility needs to DIS and C&C organizers? Please identify any accommodations you may need at the time of registration through the registration form under the question “Do you have a disability?” If you have additional needs not specified in your registration, please contact the Accessibility Chairs, Stacy Branham and Foad Hamidi, as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Will sign language interpretation or captioning be available? Yes, interpretation will be available upon request. Please identify your interpretation needs on the registration page under the question “Do you have a disability?” and the Accessibility Chair will be in contact with you. Requests should be made prior to June 1; if you make your request after this date, we will try our best to accommodate you.
What are the taxi and public transportation options for getting to the conference venue?
- SuperShuttle (wheelchair accessible). Price: ~$56. Phone: (800) 974-8885.
- Uber. Price: Assist ~$16, WAV ~$16 (not always available).
Can a student volunteer assist me during the conference? Yes. Please include details about your needs in the registration form under the question “Do you have a disability?”, and the accessibility chairs will contact you to coordinate assistance.
What is the conference space like? Indoor event space is carpeted and outdoor event space is pavement. All event space is on one level with the exception of Crow’s Nest, which is on a different level that is accessible via elevator.
Will the conference be accessible by wheelchair or power scooter? Yes. Indoor event space is carpeted and outdoor event space is pavement. All event space is on one level with the exception of Crow’s Nest, which is on a different level that is accessible via elevator.
What are the restroom facilities like? Restrooms are located in the following locations:
- Tower Lobby – would be used for the Palm Ballroom events, Mens/Womens and Gender Neutral Accessible.
- Main Lobby – would be used for point loma, mariner point, Belmont, crown point and crow’s nest - Mens/Womens – both accessible.
- Ballroom Restrooms – would be used for mission, bayview and pavilion events - Mens/Womens – both accessible.
What are the arrangements for presenters with accessibility needs? For any request, including but not limited to having a stool on stage, ramps up to the stage, wireless microphone, or ASL interpreters, please contact the Accessibility Chairs, Stacy Branham and Foad Hamidi, as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Can I bring my guide dog? Yes.
Can I attend the conference by robot? We are sorry, but DIS/C&C 2019 will not be able to provide remote attendance by robot.
How much walking or standing will be needed? There is about a 1- 2 minute walk across property. The hotel is an open campus style and there are plenty of spots to sit and relax around the property.
Will there be an induction loop in the meeting rooms? No. However, there are amplification devices available for hard of hearing attendees. Please contact accessibility chairs for details.
Will speaker and audience members asking questions be using a microphone? Yes.
What food service will be provided? All conference food services will be buffet style.
Can the conference accommodate special dietary needs? Yes.
Will the conference be a smoke-free environment? Yes, there are designated smoking areas outside.
What if I have a medical emergency or health problem during the conference? Dial 55 from any hotel room and give full detail to operator.
What is the accessibility of the off-site venues? There is one official off-site event - the Art Exhibition at UCSD. There will be busses transporting people. At least one bus will have a wheelchair lift. Once at UCSD, we have accessible routes into the Atkinson building where the art event is happening.
Accessible activities around San Diego
- Jas Arnold Trail for All People: Connect with the outdoors and enjoy some fresh air by visiting the 1,100 feet of ADA accessible trail.
- San Diego Air and Space Museum: Spend a day learning about aviation history. The museum contains many retired aircraft and technologies. The museum is totally accessible.
- Wheelchair friendly beaches: These beach offer and access mats, sand beach chairs, and floating beach chairs..
- Accessible Tours and Sightseeing: Include Luxury yacht tours, old town trolley tours, and seals.
- Please see the following site for more fun accessible activities in San Diego.