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We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage in the conference fully. We are taking care to create an accessible event for individuals with visible or known disabilities, but also individuals with invisible disabilities and/or chronic health conditions, to be sure that people of all ages and body types are able to fully engage in the program.

 

About the Venue

The McNichols Building makes every effort to offer a wonderful experience for our guests with limited mobility.

 

Parking for vehicles displaying proper identification is available in the accessible parking meters located directly west of the main entrance. There is also a loading zone in the front of the building capable of serving as a drop off point for visitors. Additional nearby parking spaces are available at the Sheraton and Denver Post buildings located just north of the McNichols Building.

 

Accessible seating will be available, including companion seats. 

 

Access to the building is obtained through the two accessible ramps in front of the building. There are three floors in the building which are all accessible by the passenger and freight elevators.

 

All restrooms as well as drinking fountains are accessible. 

 

Gender neutral restrooms will be available. 

 

To be respectful of those with allergies and environmental sensitivities, we ask that you please refrain from wearing strong fragrances. 

 

There will be food trucks nearby and many accessible restaurants within 5 minutes of the venue.

 

All RTD buses, including the Free MallRide, Free MetroRide, and rail vehicles, are accessible for mobility aids such as wheelchairs, electric scooters, segways, walkers, and crutches. Bus and rail operators are trained to assist passengers with disabilities boarding or exiting the vehicle.

 

About the Conference

For in-person attendees: 

  • We will offer clear signage and will have volunteers on hand to support identifying locations and directions

  • All spaces will be well lit

  • Projection screens, when used, will be visible from all seating

  • We will use PA systems/microphones to amplify sound for all events

  • We will offer ASL interpretation 

  • We will designate a quiet space

  • We  will provide name badges with space for pronouns

 

For Virtual Attendees:

  • We will provide clearly defined links to conference events 

  • We will have volunteers on hand to support each session

  • We will ask presenters to provide advance copy of slides and/or handouts to be projected

  • We will offer captioning on all zoom events


To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact margins@thewordfordiversity.org