The organizing committee is committed to providing an outstanding experience for all participants at ELSIcon2024. We strive to appropriately plan for access to all activities to the fullest extent possible and facilitate connection to Columbia Disability Services as needed. Contact us at email@example.com or complete the accessibility prompts during the registration process for individualized support.
Arrangements for interpreters and CART captioning require advanced planning with Disability Services. Please complete this request form by March 15, 2024. ASL interepretors will be available for all plenary sessions, and professional captioners will be available for all virtual sessions via Zoom. Sessions with ASL interpretation will be indicated on the conference schedule.
Early Access to Slide Presentations
If you would like copies of presenters' slides, contact us with a copy of your schedule by May 15, 2024. We will work with presenters to provide slides in advance; however, we cannot guarentee their delivery.
Large Print Materials and Amplification Devices
To reserve amplification devices and/or large print materials distributed by Congress organizers, please complete the accessibility prompts during the registration process.
To reserve front row seats, contact us with a copy of your schedule by May 15, 2024.
If attending in-person, please indicate food restrictions and allergies during the registration process.
Contact us by May 15, 2024 to register your personal aide as a complimentary guest should they be required to help navigate the Congress in person.
ELSIcon2024 organizers are working with Columbia Disability Services on the process for registering service animals on the Morningside campus. Please check back here for the latest updates.
Campus Wheelchair Access
ELSIcon2024 organizers are ensuring campus rooms that will be used during the Congress are wheelchair accessible. More information will be provided here as the Congress develops. You can access the Morningside Disability Access Map by clicking here. To arrange disability access or accommodations, we can help you get in contact with Disability Services. Please contact us by May 15, 2024.
Lactation rooms on the Morningside campus are indicated on this page. Access may be provided by a keypad code. Please contact the Columbia Office of Work/Life at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-854-8019 to request a keypad code at least five days in advance of the Congress.
Gender Neutral Bathrooms
Gender neutral bathrooms on the Morningside campus are indicated on this page.
Prayer and Meditation Spaces
NYC Mobility Rentals is a city-wide, short-term mobility and medical equipment provider that delivers and picks up equipment from your hotel or residence. For questions, please email email@example.com or call 718-682-6938. Please note: Columbia University is not affiliated with NYC Mobility Rentals.
Barnard Childcare Service
Information for Presenters
To aid in accessibility, ELSIcon2024 organizers may request you provide your slide presentation in advance of your session. Please prepare your slides so that the format follows accessibility guidelines. All slides should use a minimum main body font size of 24 points and utilize recommended fonts such as Palatino, Georgia, Verdana, Tahoma, Arial, and Helvetica. Please consult your institution’s guide or see the Stanford Office of Digital Accessibility’s Guide on Accessible PowerPoint Presentations, which includes information on formatting including alt-text, hyperlinks, images/tables, colors, and more. Key points from the guide can be viewed here.
If you require accommodations to present, such as a wheelchair accessible stage, lowered podium, or assistance advancing slides, please complete the accessibility prompts during the registration process or contact us by May 15, 2024.
From Hotel Belleclaire or The Lucerne to the Morningside Campus
- Bus: Take the M104 from Broadway/77th St or Broadway/79th Street to Broadway/113th St. Estimated travel time: 30 minutes.
- Accessible Subway Stations:
- The 72th St and 96th St stations on the 1 train are designated accessible stations.
- Columbia Community Shuttle:
- Columbia University provides a free shuttle bus service for qualifying individuals via the ADA-accessible Intercampus Shuttle connecting 96th St with the Morningside campus.
- Acceptable forms of ID include an Access-A-Ride ID Card, Medicare Health Insurance Card, and a Metrocard for Senior Citizens or People with Disabilities.
- Walking: Approximately 40 minutes.
- Cab and Car Service: Approximately 10-20 minutes, depending on traffic.
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For any questions or concerns about accessibility at ELSIcon2024, please email us at any time at firstname.lastname@example.org.