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Access for All

Access for All at the Annual Meeting

Accessibility Resources

Creating an Accessible Presentation

Letter to ASA Members on Accessibility (Coming Soon)

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Equipment

Plenary Sessions

Concurrent Sessions

Gender-Neutral Restroom Facilities

Equipment Services
ASA will make arrangements for sign-language interpreters, sighted guides, and other communication avenues for meeting registrants. Please use the "Accessibility Services" portion of the registration form to identify the service that you need. Meeting Services staff will contact you to discuss needs and possible arrangements.

Plenary Sessions

All plenary sessions will be simultaneously webcast with open captions.  Anyone in the plenary hall – or anywhere else in the world -- will be able to access the webcast and captions from their computer, smart phone, or tablet.  This will make the plenary sessions accessible for audience members who identify as having a hearing impairment, but it will also improve conditions for individuals who have difficulty hearing because of room acoustics, or age-related hearing loss. [Visit Webcasting site here...]

ASA will also make arrangements for sign-language interpreters, sighted guides, and other communication avenues for meeting registrants for the Plenary Sessions. Please use the "Accessibility Services" portion of the registration form to identify the service that you need. Meeting Services staff will contact you to discuss needs and possible arrangements. 

Concurrent Sessions

ASA will make arrangements for sign-language interpreters, sighted guides, and other communication avenues for meeting registrants. Please use the "Accessibility Services" portion of the registration form to identify the service that you need. Meeting Services staff will contact you to discuss needs and possible arrangements. 

ASA strives to make its Annual Meeting accessible to ensure full participation by persons with disabilities. Each presentation or session should be designed and conducted with the full participation of all in mind. Therefore, the ASA requests that all presenters review the guidelines for accessible presentations and take the steps necessary to make all programming accessible to their respective audiences.

Gender-Neutral Restroom Facilities

The ASA will designate gender-neutral restroom facilities at the Hilton Chicago and the Palmer House Hilton hotels--both properties are hosting program sessions and events.  These restroom facilities are available for use by all persons, regardless of their gender identity. The presence of gender-neutral facilities can eliminate problems for many people. The gender neutral restrooms may also function as a family restroom or as a restroom for disabled persons.  Information on the location of these facilities may be found in the final program materials.

Other Services
If you have a physical disability and need special services, equipment, or accommodations, please fill out the Accessibility Services portion of the registration form or call ASA Meeting Services (202-383-9005, x305) to arrange in advance for the necessary services. 

If a need arises on-site at the Annual Meeting,we encourage you to stop by the ASA Meeting Information desk for assistance. ASA is committed to making the Annual Meeting accessible to all.

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