PLA works to make sure your experience will be a pleasant and accessible one. Here are the features we have in place to ensure that the PLA 2016 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 needs with your hotel prior to arrival.
Leader animals of all kinds are welcome throughout the PLA Conference.
- All Denver Regional Transportation District’s (RTD) buses, including the free MallRide, and light rail vehicles are accessible for mobility aids, such as wheelchairs, electric scooters, segways, walkers, and crutches. Bus and light rail operators are trained to assist passengers with disabilities boarding or exiting the vehicle. For more information, contact RTD Customer Care at 303-299-6000 or fill out their online form.
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 prior to conference attendance by contacting Melissa Faubel Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org before March 5, 2016.
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 Colorado Convention Center only.
Scooter pick-up and drop-off will be at the Special Assistance counter in Registration, located in the Colorado Convention Center. You will be asked to sign-out and return the scooters daily with the attendant.
Please make note of the Scooter Hours:
|Tuesday, April 5||7:30 AM–5:15 PM|
|Wednesday, April 6||7:30 AM–6:45 PM|
|Thursday, April 7||7:30 AM–5:15 PM|
|Friday, April 8||7:30 AM–6:45 PM|
|Saturday, April 9||8:00 AM–2:00 PM|
Any scooters brought back past the time noted above will be subject to a $25 fee.
If you require mobility assistance and would like to reserve a scooter prior to the show, please contact Melissa Faubel Johnson at email@example.com no later than March 5, 2016. Reservation requests cannot be taken after the March 5, 2016 deadline; however, additional scooters will be available for use during the conference.