Creating a More Accessible Conference

Please help us to diminish access barriers at the conference and continue to work and build with us so that the conference is more accessible to more people each year.

We recognize the disability justice movement’s rich history with Reproductive Justice. Part of what makes the conference such a joyful space is the huge range of people, experiences, and abilities that are present.

One affirming cultural practice is to be accepting of the many ways people communicate, think, and move, and the differing ways we all experience emotion, health, and sensory input. Please make an effort to hold that perspective with you during the conference weekend. Check out this discussion of ableist language.

COVID Precautions & Safety

Black communities, people of color, the disability community at large, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and low-income communities continue to be especially hard-hit by the pandemic and the abandonment of Covid-19 precautions. The pandemic reproduces the very forms of ableism, classism, and racism that existed before. Click here to review our COVID safety guidelines for JusticeNOW2024.

Conference accessibility

Physical Accessibility:

  • The Loudermilk Conference Center is fully wheelchair accessible, with ramps and elevators available to ensure easy navigation throughout the space.
  • Accessible, gender-neutral restrooms are located on each floor and equipped with necessary fixtures to accommodate all attendees.
  • Designated accessible parking spaces will be available near the venue entrance.

Hearing & Interpretation Accessibility:

  • All conference sessions will be equipped with state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment, including microphones and speakers, to ensure clear sound quality.
  • Sign language interpreters will be present at key sessions and available upon request for any specific sessions or activities.
  • This is a spoken, English-language event. If you need translation services please indicate that on the registration form

Visual Accessibility:

  • Printed materials and digital content will be available in large print and high-contrast formats are available upon request to accommodate attendees with visual impairments.
  • We will ensure that all visual presentations are described verbally for the benefit of attendees with visual impairments.
  • The program will also be available in our conference app and our conference website.

Dietary Needs:

  • We are committed to providing a variety of food options to cater to different dietary needs, including vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and allergen-free options.
  • If you have specific dietary requirements, please inform us in advance so we can accommodate your needs.

Sensory-Friendly Spaces:

  • We understand that large events can be overwhelming. Sensory-friendly spaces will be available for attendees who may need a quiet place to relax and recharge.
  • These spaces will be equipped with comfortable seating, low lighting, and minimal noise.
  • Because flashing lights can trigger seizures or other symptoms, we ask that you avoid wearing or carrying decorative flashing lights and avoid flash photography. If you must use a flash, please check with people around you first. Please do not flash overhead lights on and off in sessions.

On-Site Assistance:

  • Our staff and volunteers are trained to assist attendees with accessibility needs. If you require any assistance during the event, please do not hesitate to reach out to one of our team members.
  • We will have an Accessibility Help Desk on-site to address any immediate needs or concerns.

If you have feedback, questions, or suggestions, or want to volunteer or help organize around access, please email [email protected] and/or let us know in your evaluation forms.