ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION

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 accessibility@multiversecon.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 rooms

  • Accessible business center

  • Accessible concierge desk

  • Accessible elevators

  • 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

  • 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 spa

    • 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)

  • Braille elevator

  • 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

  • Strobe alarms

  • 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.