SDS strives to make all of its conference events accessible. In addition to requesting information about needed accommodations by conference speakers, variety of options such as captioning, ASL, and programs in alternative formats are made available to conference registrants.
Conference participants who wish to hire personal attendant services should ask for a list of local vendors at Registration. A few representative vendors have been e-maield to participants who indicated that they require assistance in seeking such services.
the conference program is available in alternate formats: on disk in text format, in large print, in Braille, or at the SDS website: www.disstudies.org.
Accessibility in presentations is central to the philosophy of SDS. Presenters should explore ways to make physical, sensory, and intellectual access a fundamental part of their presentation. All presenters are required to, at minimum, provide e-text versions of papers in advance of the conference (for open captioning), large-print hard copies (18 point font or larger) of all handouts, hard copies or outlines of their talks in 12 point and 18 point fonts, audio description of visual images, charts, and video/DVDs, and open or closed captioning of films and video clips. Conference staff is available for assistance and questions regarding these requirements.
English and ASL are the two main languages in use at SDS. Conference sessions will feature ASL interpretation as needed and all sessions will feature captioning.
Additional information specific to Philadelphia will be made available as arrangements are made. Please check your program and this page to see the latest updates.