The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) § 36.203(a) states that “A public accommodation shall afford goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, and accommodations to an individual with a disability in the most integrated setting appropriate to the needs of the individual.”
Public accommodations—theaters, arenas, hotels, and convention centers among them—are required to meet ADA standards. All public events are legally obligated to meet ADA requirements. To “provide full and equal enjoyment,” venues and organizers must consider more than accessible building layouts, ramps, and elevators. A truly inclusive event also involves an accessible website design and registration processes, pre-event communications, and well-trained staff who understand disability etiquette.
NACAC strives to go above and beyond these requirements.
When you register for the 2021 NACAC National Conference, the form includes questions about accessibility and other special needs, such as allergies. NACAC will follow-up with any attendee who answesr “yes” in these categories.
Additionally, we have the following accommodations, among others, in place. If you have questions or need to request a particluar accomodation, please contact us.
- The Washington State Convention Center is ADA compliant and is known for its ease of accessibility
- Doors to all meetings will be propped open
- Staff, volunteers, and temporary workers are instructed to be on the lookout for attendees who may need assistance and escorts
- NACAC is renting two motorized scooters to ensure members can move freely throughout the conference center
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- Closed captioning will be provided for Main Stage and select education sessions