Conference Accessibility Guides

This page is home to the conference accessibility guides prepared by the Accessibility SIG. The work to prepare these guides was a core responsibility of the STC Special Needs Committee, which was chartered as a SIG in order to ensure its work continued. These guides were originally written specifically for persons with disabilities to show how clear communication (and advance notice) about conference facilities can make a conference experience very enjoyable. Over the years, the SIG heard that many people were grateful for the information in the guides - not just those who have disabilities. Hotel personnel and visitors at the hotels and convention centers have also found the guides helpful.

Accessibility Guides after 2014

Accessibility is a key consideration in conference planning and the STC staff Meeting Manager examines potential sites for the Summit with accessibility in mind. All hotels offer accessible guestrooms. All the public restrooms and elevators are wheelchair accessible. For people with hearing impairments there are rooms that offer light alerts and not just audible alerts. The STC Meeting Manager works with the hotel to make sure all breakout rooms and general session rooms are wheelchair accessible. In breakout rooms STC uses an independent sound system instead of the ceiling house sound, enabling people with hearing impairment to sit near an actual speaker if they need additional sound amplification. With attention to accessibility part of regular conference planning, the SIG has completed its work in preparing accessibility guides for the STC conference.

Accessibility Guide, 61st STC Conference, 2014 in Phoenix, AZ

The STC Accessibility Guide (1.1 MB .pdf) for STC's 61st Annual Conference.

Accessibility Guides, 60th STC Conference, 2013 in Atlanta, GA

The Accessibility Guide on the STC 60th Conference site at http://summit.stc.org/hotel-travel/accessibility/ (no longer available)

Accessibility Guide, 59th STC Conference, 2012 in Chicago, IL

The STC Accessibility Guide (1.1 MB .pdf) for STC's 59th Annual Conference.

Accessibility Guide, 58th STC Conference, 2011 in Sacramento, CA

The Accessibility Guide on the STC 58th Conference site at http://summit.stc.org/hotel-travel/accessibility/ (no longer available)

Accessibility Guide, 57th STC Conference, 2010 in Dallas, TX

The Accessibility Guide on the STC 57th Conference site at http://summit.stc.org/hotel-travel/accessibility/ (no longer available)

Accessibility Guide, 56th STC Conference, 2009 in Atlanta, GA

Accessibility Guide, 55th STC Conference, 2008 in Philadelphia, PA

Accessibility Guide, 54th STC Conference, 2007 in Minneapolis, MN

Accessibility Guide, 53rd STC Conference, 2006 in Las Vegas, NV

The STC Accessibility Guide (596 KB .pdf) for STC's 53rd Annual Conference.

Accessibility Guide, 52nd STC Conference, 2005 in Seattle, WA

The STC Accessibility Guide (1.82 MB .pdf) for STC's 52nd Annual Conference.

Accessibility Guide, 51st STC Conference, 2004 in Baltimore, MD

Accessibility Guide (1.43 MB .pdf) for STC's 51st Annual Conference.

Accessibility Guide, 50th STC Conference, 2003 in Dallas, TX

Accessibility Conference Guide for People with Special Needs: 50th STC International Conference, Dallas, TX, May 2003, by multiple authors, includes the Addendum (2.6 MB .pdf)

Accessibility Guide, 49th STC Conference, 2002 in Nashville, TN

Conference Guide for People with Special Needs: 49th STC International Conference, Nashville, TN, May 2002, by Fabien Vais includes the Addendum (1 MB .pdf)
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