Accessibility at ASBH Annual Conference
ASBH is committed to providing an outstanding experience for all participants at its events. We strive for access to all activities—to the fullest extent possible—at these events based on an awareness of participants' needs and appropriate planning.
During the registration process, you are asked to indicate the area(s) in which you will need assistance. If you select, “I have other needs, please contact me”, you will be connected via email with an ASBH staff member to discuss the specific accessibility accommodations you are requesting.
We ask that all requests for reasonable accommodations at our live events be made as early as possible, and well in advance of the event, so that we may best meet individual needs. On-site requests will be met to the best of our ability; however, available resources may be limited.
Due to the large size of most of the event, venues for sessions and activities are often spread out over a wide area, and distances between locations can be considerable.
ASBH does not provide wheelchairs or scooters for attendees; however, The DLCC has complimentary non-motorized wheelchairs available for guests to use while on site. Wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are located at the East Lobby security desk, West Lobby security desk, and the Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom, Presented by Dollar Bank, security desk. Wheelchairs are not permitted to leave the property.
We recognize that hearing needs and hearing-related accommodations span a wide spectrum. Your email response to detail your needs is very important in helping us plan for your accommodations. An ASBH staff member will contact you to discuss your responses and obtain additional information.
Priority seating can be found at sessions and activities that take place during the ASBH Conference.
Food Restrictions and Allergies
Please note in your email response what your allergy restrictions are. At the conference please let a banquet service staff member know your restrictions and you will be accommodated as needed.
Session Room Setting
Each session has a priority seating area set aside for wheelchairs or scooters.
The plenary stage has a ramp to ensure all attendees are able to reach the stage with ease.
Each session room is set with a podium and head table to ensure the speaker is accommodated.
All Port Authority buses are wheelchair ramp equipped and can offer transport to a maximum of two (2) passengers using wheelchairs simultaneously.
All Port Authority light rail vehicles are ADA accessible with one wheelchair position at the opposite end of each car, for a total of two (2) for a single car, or when two-car trains are in operation, a total of four (4) that can be utilized simultaneously.
For airport assistance, please contact TSA Cares for additional travel services. This program provides travelers with special needs information on what to expect at airports' security checkpoints along with whom to contact if additional assistance is needed.
To find information and schedules please visit https://www.portauthority.org/
Personal Consideration Rooms
At the Annual Conference there will be a room set aside at the convention center nursing mothers. Please inquire at the ASBH registration area where you may request a key—staff will direct you to where the room is located. Please note that these rooms are not staffed, refrigerators are not provided, and ASBH is not responsible for items left in the rooms.