PLA works to make sure your experience will be a pleasant and accessible one. Here are the features we’ll have in place to ensure that the PLA 2018 Conference is accessible to all:
We caption the Opening Session, the Closing Session, and the Big Ideas Series.
We have accessible sleeping rooms in our hotel block. There are rooms for the deaf, blind, and attendees in wheelchairs. When booking your hotel room, you can request specific aids or services needed for your stay. Experient staff will contact you to confirm your needs. Please be sure to reconfirm your requests with your hotel prior to arrival.
Leader animals of all kinds are welcome throughout the PLA Conference.
- All SEPTA buses are accessible, and SEPTA currently has over 100 accessible stations. For more information, visit http://www.septa.org/access/.
American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreters
PLA coordinates interpreting services for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. To use the service, interpreter requests should be made when registration opens. Please contact Melissa Faubel Johnson at email@example.com no later than March 1, 2018.
Based upon availability in each city, PLA maintains a limited number of scooters and wheelchairs on a first-come, first-served basis for attendees that require mobility assistance. PLA offers these scooters on a complimentary basis to be used during regular session hours. For liability reasons, these scooters are for use in the Pennsylvania Convention Center only.
Scooter pick-up and drop-off will be at the Special Assistance counter in Registration, located in the Pennsylvania Convention Center. You will be asked to sign-out and return the scooters daily with the attendant.
If you require mobility assistance and would like to reserve a scooter prior to the show, we’ll begin accepting reservations when registration opens. Please contact Melissa Faubel Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than March 1, 2018. Reservation requests cannot be taken after the March 1, 2018 deadline; however, additional scooters will be available for use during the conference.
Scooters/Wheelchairs in the Exhibits Hall
Scooters and wheelchairs are permitted on the exhibit floor as long as they are in use at all times. Wheeled carts, however, are not permitted at any time. If you have a medical condition requiring you to use a cart, please bring a doctor’s note to the special assistance counter in the registration area.