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 NACAC events, the form includes questions about accessibility and other special needs, such as allergies. NACAC will follow-up with any attendee who answers “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 event locations NACAC selects are ADA compliant
- 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
- Attendees will have access to a nursing mother lounge/lactation room
- There will be gender neutral restrooms located throughout the event space
The city of Philadelphia is the City of Brotherly Love and has the accomodations to prove it. Refer to Visit Philadelphia's guide to navigating accessibility in the city. The guide includes transportation, services, organizations, and venue information.
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