Multiverse Convention Accessibility FAQ:
We are in the process of creating our FAQ and policies, and we welcome any and all input to help us ensure that no Multiverse member or guest feels unwelcome or impeded in any way. If you have any suggestions, questions, or concerns which are not addressed here, please contact us.
Q: How should I let Multiverse know about my accessibility accommodation needs?
A: After you register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know if you have special requests for accessibility accommodation, for both on-site and off-site events. (e.g. transportation, mobility, vision, hearing, etc.). Information provided will be kept in the strictest of confidences.
Q: Is the venue for Multiverse 2019 an accessible hotel?
A: Yes. We used the Accessibility Checklist for SFWA Spaces before selecting the venue for Multiverse 2019. We will partner with a local nonprofit organization that serves disability needs and perform a full on-site review of the venue to make sure it meets our fans’ needs. We will post a report on that review when it is finished.
FOR YOUR ACCESSIBILITY NEEDS
The Hilton Atlanta Airport offers the following accessibility features:
Accessible business center
Accessible concierge desk
Accessible exercise facility
Accessible guest rooms with mobility features with entry or passage doors that provide 32” of clear width
Accessible hotel restaurant
Accessible meeting rooms
Accessible parking spaces for cars in the self-parking facility
Accessible public entrance
Accessible registration desk
Accessible route from the accessible public entrance to:
the accessible guestrooms
the registration area
the meeting room/ballroom area
at least one restaurant
the business center
the exercise facilities
the swimming pool
Accessible swimming pool
Accessible transportation with advance notice
Assistive listening devices for meetings upon request
Bathroom doors at least 32 inches wide
Bedroom doors at least 32 inches wide (812mm)
Closed captioning on televisions or closed captioning decoders
Digital alarm clock available with sound and a vibrating pad
Digital alarm clock available with sound and strobe light
Grab bars in bathroom
Hotel complies with ADA Guidelines
Hotel complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
Level or ramp entrance into the building
Lowered emergency evacuation instructions
Public Areas/Facilities accessible for physically challenged
Rooms accessible to wheelchairs (no steps)
Service support animals welcome
Swimming pool hoist for pool access
TTY for guest use
Van-accessible parking in the self-parking facility
Vibrating fire alarm available
Visual alarm for hearing impaired
Visual alarms for hearing impaired in hallways
Visual alarms for hearing impaired in public areas
Here are some other possible barriers for attendees to consider:
The elevators at the hotel might be too small for some larger mobility devices.
Public hotel toilet facilities may be labeled “Men” and “Women.”
The Multiverse Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention is not scent-free.
Here are some other accommodations planned for the Multiverse event spaces, per the Accessibility Checklist for SFWA Spaces:
There will be accessible seating in all of the Multiverse event spaces. This includes seating near the front for attendees with visual or hearing impairments and spaces for wheelchairs and scooters. Accessible seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
All event spaces will have ramps to the stages, and microphones for speakers.
If you have physical challenges with standing in lines, please alert a Multiverse volunteer, and they will ensure you get accommodation.
Service animals are allowed per the ADA definitions.
Other accommodations such as ASL interpreters and large-print publications are available upon request.