Attendee Services

Accessibility and Inclusion Resources

Real-time Captioning at Plenary Sessions

All plenary sessions will be simultaneously webcast with open captions. This makes the plenary sessions accessible for audience members who identify as having a hearing impairment, and it also improves conditions for individuals who have difficulty hearing. To access the webcast and captions from your computer, smart phone, or tablet, visit a webcasting site (will be provided).

ASL Interpreters

Attendees should request sign language interpreters for the Annual Meeting by January 24, 2020.Interpreters are available for scientific sessions, seminars, topical and plenary lectures, business meetings, clinics, and workshops. For all other events, arrangements with the interpreter can be made separately at the individual’s cost. To request an interpreter, please complete the accessibility and inclusion section on your online meeting registration form. If you have an existing registration and need to add accessibility information, you can either log back in to your registration or call (800) 388-8507 in the United States, or (240) 439-2953 in other countries.

Scooters

AAAS will reserve scooters for registrants of the Annual Meeting who submit a request by January 24, 2020. Please answer the accessibility and inclusion section on your online meeting registration form to reserve a scooter if needed. If you have an existing registration and need to add accessibility information, you can either log back in to your registration or call (800) 388-8507 in the United States or (240) 439-2953 internationally.

Inclusive Facilities

Restrooms are available for use by all persons, regardless of gender identity. These restrooms may also function as a family restroom or as a restroom for disabled persons traveling with a companion. A sign on the doors reading “Inclusive Facilities for All” will be posted. Location of inclusive facilities will be provided closer to the Annual Meeting.

Mother’s Room

For information about access to the nursing mother’s room, please visit the AAAS Information Desk at the Washington State Convention Center.

Quiet Work Area

This area is intended to provide a quiet, relaxing space where attendees can spend time away from the excitement of the meeting and manage urgent work matters. The Quiet Work Area is not available for conversations or meetings, and guests are asked to limit their stay to one hour to make room for other attendees. The area will be set with tables and chairs. More information is forthcoming.

Reflection Room

Attendees will have access to a quiet space to reflect, meditate, and practice their faith at our meeting. The location at the convention center will be posted on this website closer to the meeting.

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