Accessibility

Accessibility

Last updated 5.10.2021

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, or captioned videos, 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 access needs. 

We encourage all conference attendees to continue to check this page as our conference planning continues. It will be updated frequently throughout the upcoming months, as we know more about our virtual platform and in-person programming.

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

Captioning

All virtual conference sessions (seminars and roundtables) will be captioned using Zoom's automatic transcription feature. Events open to the general public (our Mentorship Program Reading, Travel Fellows Reading, and Awards Ceremony) will be live-captioned.

Live captioning for any virtual conference event (seminars, roundtables, workshops, pitch sessions, readings) is available upon request through the University of Arizona's Disability Resource Center. At the in-person conference, CART captioners are available upon request. Requests must be made at least two weeks in advance. To request captions, contact Kelsi Vanada by email or by phone at (520) 621-1757. When registering for the conference, you will also have the option to let us know your request for captioning through our registration form.

ASL Interpretation 

Sign language interpreters are available upon request through the University of Arizona's Disability Resource Center, for both the virtual and in-person portions of this fall's conference. Requests must be made at least two weeks in advance. To request an interpreter, contact Kelsi Vanada by email or by phone at (520) 621-1757. When registering for the conference, you will also have the option to let us know your request for ASL interpretation through our registration form.

For presenters

All presenters and readers are asked to help make our conference accessible by following these guidelines for giving accessible presentations.

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

Papers

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.