Accessibility

A copy of the Hampshire College campus map will be provided in your conference program booklet.

Conference spaces are wheelchair accessible throughout. There are wheelchair accessible bathrooms throughout Hampshire College campus, as well as elevators. Some doors are non-automatic; you can pick up a remote to open them at the registration table.

If you need assistance navigating conference spaces, please ask at the registration table. It takes 5-10 minutes to move between buildings in a wheelchair.

If you need ASL interpretation or have other access needs, please register for the conference by March 18th and indicate your access needs in the registration form.

Large print programs will be available upon request at the registration table.

We provide free childcare. Please register for the conference by March 18th if you need childcare.

Most bathrooms at Hampshire College are designated All Gender, with notes on whether or not they have urinals.

We have designated scent-safer seating in conference spaces, and will maintain clear pathways for folks who use wheelchairs and other access devices in our conference spaces.

Please be scent/fragrance-free to the extent that you are able to, so that beloved community members with chemical sensitivities can attend the conference. We know that scented products, including essential oils, perfumes, and hair products, can be an important part of one's identity, and we will not be policing anyone's use of them. However, we ask all participants who will be in shared conference spaces over the weekend to recognize how using certain products can create access barriers for others wishing to use the same spaces.

If you smoke (or hang around people while they smoke) please do so at least 25 feet from buildings and away from walking paths so that people can access entryways and common areas without walking through cigarette smoke. Hampshire College prohibits smoking within 25 feet of buildings. Being 50 feet away is ideal. Wash your hands to reduce residue.

The Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (PVTA), our local public transportation system, has several area buses that are free to the public. Conference organizers wearing staff T-shirts are happy to help you read maps and schedules.

Meals provided begin with dinner on Friday night and end with breakfast on Sunday. Vegetarian and vegan options are available for everyone. Gluten-free options are available by request from Bon Appetit food service staff. During meals, please refer to the food service staff for specific questions about meals or ask any of the conference organizers to assist you. There is quiet seating available during mealtimes.

Because flashing lights can trigger seizures or other symptoms, we ask that you avoid wearing or carrying decorative flashing lights and check with people around you before taking flash photography.

 

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. If you have feedback, questions, or suggestions, or want to volunteer or help organize around access, please email clpp@hampshire.edu and/or let us know in your evaluation forms.