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Accessibility

 

Please see the Accessibility Guide (pdf) for information on the accessible services offered at Congress 2014.

Together the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences and Brock University are committed to improving the accessibility of Congress for attendees with disabilities.

If you identify as a person with a disability and require support (such as alternative formats for written materials, oral interpretation, assistance wheeling long distances, access to quiet spaces etc.), you are encouraged to let organizers know well in advance of Congress.

When registering online, please indicate that you have accessibility requirements and then fill out the Accessibility Needs and Information questionnaire.

For presenters, please see the document Accessible Presentations for tips on improving the accessibility of your public talks.

Accessibility on campus

The Information Office in the Congress Centre (near Registration and Expo) located in the Walker Complex, can provide information regarding accessibility services to all Congress attendees. The Office of the University Accessibility Coordinator can also provide assistance during the months leading up to, as well as during Congress.

University Accessibility Coordinator
905-688-5550 ext 5454, accessibility@brocku.ca
www.brocku.ca/accessibility

Accessible parking

Attendees with provincial or other government recognized accessibility permits may park in any Brock University accessible parking spaces on campus with the exception of Lot H, by displaying the accessibility permit and a valid pay receipt or parking pass. If you need assistance determining where the closest accessible spot is located, please contact Parking Services or review the accessible parking map.  Parking passes will be available for purchase at the Congress Centre, in the Walker Complex.

Theal House (Building 17)
Parking Services
905-688-5550 ext 4309, parking@brocku.ca
www.brocku.ca/parking

Accessible transportation

Public Buses

All buses (St. Catharines Transit, Niagara Region Transit) are wheelchair and scooter accessible and are equipped with front racks to hold bikes.

St. Catharines Transit
www.yourbus.com

Niagara Region Transit
www.niagararegion.ca/transit

Taxi Service

Central Taxi is the official taxi partner for Congress 2014 and is the largest taxi operator in Niagara Region. They have accessible vans for attendees using wheelchairs.

Central Taxi
905-685-7343, 1-800-568-4749
www.centralniagara.com

Airport Transportation

Niagara Airbus Inc. is the official airport service provider for Congress 2014. For further details or to book online visit www.niagaraairbus.com. Please indicate that you require a wheelchair accessible vehicle.

Accessible accommodations

The Federation works with all official Congress hotels and on campus accommodations to ensure equal access for all attendees. We survey all properties with the specifications provided under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, including the exterior of the building, lobby, rooms, bathrooms and amenities.

For more information regarding the accessibility of any of the 2014 Congress official hotels please contact Whitney Stalkie via email or at 613-238-6112 ext. 315.

 

Please see the Accessibility Guide (pdf) for information on the accessible services offered at Congress 2014.