Accessibility

accessibility

Individuals with disabilities who are planning to attend the convention are asked to identify themselves and to let us know how APA can make the convention more accessible for them by checking the appropriate box on the Convention Registration (PDF, 54KB) and Hotel Reservation (PDF, 51.5KB) forms prior to July 15, 2014. Otherwise, APA may not be able to guarantee the availability of arrangements. Please complete the forms online.

APA will provide a van with a lift as transportation between the convention center and nearby hotels for persons who use wheelchairs, scooters, or have limited mobility, interpreters for hearing-impaired persons, and escorts/ readers for persons with visual impairments will also be provided if specific requests are provided at the time of advance registration. During the convention, persons with disabilities may visit the APA Resource Room for Persons With Disabilities in Exhibit Halls D and E in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center for assistance.

It is strongly suggested that persons who are in need of wheelchair-accessible accommodations request housing at one of the headquarters hotels. Two of the headquarters hotels are rank ordered for access, with (1) being the most accessible below. The Marriott Marquis Washington, D.C. Hotel will open on May 1, 2014, after which APA will provide information on accessibility.

  • Grand Hyatt Washington
  • Renaissance Washington D.C. Downtown

Additional information regarding accessibility of supplemental hotels and a detailed report on accessibility of headquarters facilities may be obtained from the APA Convention Office in Washington.

Public restrooms, restaurants, and meeting rooms at all hotels are accessible and ADA compliant unless otherwise noted. Hearing equipment kits and TDDs are available upon request, as are shower and/or bath benches.

Grand Hyatt Washington Hotel

Main Entrance: H Street entrance is accessible; doorperson on duty. Eleventh Street entrance is not accessible.
Signage: Accessible.
Sleeping rooms: Twenty-four rooms are designed for wheelchair accessibility; two with a roll-in shower and king bed; six with roll-in shower and two double beds.
Public restrooms: Accessible.
Meeting rooms: Accessible.
Restaurants: Accessible
Note: Pool in health club has a lift available; no onsite parking for hightop vans.

Renaissance Washington D.C. Hotel

Main entrance: Ninth Street entrance is accessible; doorperson on duty. K Street entrance is not accessible.
Signage: Accessible.
Sleeping rooms: Twenty rooms are designed for wheelchair accessibility; two with a roll-in shower and king bed; four with a roll-in shower and two double beds.
Public restrooms: All public restrooms are accessible with the exception of the restrooms near Meeting Rooms 8 and 9 on the meeting room level. These restrooms have a 48-inch-wide alternate stall.
Meeting rooms: Accessible.
Restaurants: Accessible.
Note: No onsite parking for hightop vans.

Rooms designed for wheelchair accessibility are also available at all of the APA supplemental hotels with the exception of the Henley Park Hotel. The Comfort Inn Convention Center/Downtown will not accommodate a large scooter in its accessible rooms.