Notice: ALTA43 is moving to a virtual platform.
Click here to read a statement from ALTA Board President Ellen Elias-Bursać.
Click here to read a statement from ALTA staff about changes to session and reading proposals

We welcome everyone to our conference and are committed to making our programming and events accessible, and to making arrangements that allow all attendees to participate in the conversation. With questions about access, or to request any disability-related accommodations that will facilitate your full participation in the ALTA conference, such as ASL interpreting, CART captioning, captioned videos, or electronic text, etc., please contact Program Manager Kelsi Vanada (520-621-1757). There is also a space in the conference registration form where you can make organizers aware of your needs. 

Please be respectful of another person’s right to use accessibility resources.

Note: This page will be updated frequently with more detailed information as the conference approaches.

Virtual 2020 conference platform

ALTA is committed to selecting an accessible virtual conference platform. Please continue to monitor this page for more information as these decisions are made.


ALTA is not a paper conference, and participants are asked not to read papers during their session. Referencing prepared bullet points or notes is allowed, and even encouraged, and accommodations will be made for those who need to read their presentation. However, papers are unavailable to be circulated before, during, or after sessions.

If your session or reading will be ASL interpreted, you must to provide copies of your notes or translations to the interpreter in advance, so that they may have adequate time to prepare.

captioning & ASL Interpretation 

All events, both live and pre-recorded, will be captioned. Synchronous conference sessions will be live-captioned by a certified captioner. 

Sign language interpreters can be arranged if requested in advance. The deadline to arrange for an interpreter is one month before the conference begins, though the convention office will make every effort to accommodate late requests. To arrange for these services, contact Kelsi Vanada by email or by phone at (520) 621-1757.