Accessibility Services

 

Detcon1 is dedicated to making our convention as accessible as possible. We do not want either visible or invisible disabilities to prevent you from attending or enjoying Detcon1. Please contact accessibility@detcon1.org if you have any questions or suggestions regarding how we may best serve your access needs.

We have researched options and can coordinate scooter rentals for members who need them. Please contact us if this is a service you are interested in.

Site Accessibility

The main entrance to the hotel is accessible, as is the pathway to the registration desk, and the route to accessible guest rooms. Accessible guest rooms have a 32 inch wide opening. Meeting spaces, restaurants, and lounges are all accessible, as is the fitness center. There is on-site accessible self-parking. Service animals are allowed for persons with disabilities.

The entire convention will be contained within the RenCen Marriott, which has 12 elevators providing access between guest rooms and function space. On party floors we will clearly mark stairs and ask people to “Ride Up and Walk Down” to better save the elevators for those with mobility issues. If necessary we will manage elevator access during peak traffic times.

Within function space, we will reserve and clearly mark spaces on the floor for fans attending with wheel-based mobility assistance. We promise to have someone on wheels test these locations for easy in/out access.

Known issues: The business center entrance is not accessible. Some hallways are narrow; we plan to mark the floors to indicate a “standing” side of such halls and post signs asking that people keep the other side an open avenue for access.

For Those that have Difficulty with Vision or Hearing

We will be marking seats in the fronts of function rooms for those who are hearing- or vision-impaired. Microphones will be provided for panels, performances, and presentations in large rooms.

We plan to release electronic versions of the program schedule well in advance of the convention, in an accessible format. Large Print versions of some paper publications may be available on request. Signs will be large and readable.

We have made every effort to select a platform for this website that is accessible. If you have issues using it, please contact web@detcon1.org

Further plans are still under development.