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The Alliance is committed to making attendance at the Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo accessible for all. Onsite at the meeting, we encourage you to direct your questions regarding accessibility to the AAM Information Desk in the 100 Complex of the America’s Center, near registration.

Questions regarding accessibility and accommodations in advance of the meeting should be directed to accessibility@aam-us.org.

View AAM’s Diversity and Inclusion Policy

Program Book

Download an accessible version of the Annual Meeting program book (PDF). This version of the program aims to be accessible to those with vision, mobility, neurologic and cognitive disabilities.

Registration

While registering, you will be prompted to indicate any accessibility needs. We will follow up with you prior to the meeting to provide resources or obtain more information.

At the Registration counter, an Express Lane has been set up for attendees with accessibility needs and exhibitors. Feel free to proceed to this line for shorter wait times, or let a volunteer know if you need additional help.

Special Assistance

If you require an aide or personal assistant to help you navigate the Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo, we will register your aide as a complimentary guest. Email registration@aam-us.org to add an aide to your registration.

Sign Language Interpreters

ASL interpreters will be provided for all Featured Speakers Series sessions. Reserved seating will be available in the front of the Ferrara Theatre for those needing seating close to the interpreter. Volunteers in teal shirts will be able to direct you to these seats.

If you requested a sign language interpreter prior to March 20, you will be able to meet your interpreter at the AAM Information Desk when you sign in. Send any changes in your schedule to accessibility@aam-us.org.  Onsite at the meeting, we will do our best to accommodate requests, but we cannot guarantee that an interpreter will be available to accommodate the request without advance notice.

Reserved Seating

Seats have been reserved in the Ferrara Theatre for those with mobility issues or other needs. Meeting rooms will be set with ease of mobility and reserved seating arrangements in mind. In all spaces, if you are in need of help finding a place to sit, volunteers in teal shirts will be able to assist.

Venues and Hotels

All venues and hotels used during the 2017 Annual Meeting for official conference events are accessible. ADA-designated hotel rooms were set aside for individuals requesting them in the online housing form. Additional information about each of the hotels’ specific amenities and accommodations can be found in the ‘Information’ section of the housing website.

Transportation

St. Louis offers various forms of accessible transportation. Travel Accessible St. Louis provides a summary of all accessible transportation options, including accessible wheelchair and scooter rentals, public transit, taxi services and rental cars.

Accessible event transportation will be provided for official conference events with advance coordination.

  • Before May 3: email accessibility@aam-us.org with the event and your accessibility need.
  • May 4 – May 10: Visit the Information Desk or call the transportation hotline at (314) 280-5070 at least 24 hours in advance of your transfer time to request accessible transportation.
Dietary Restrictions

Most events are served buffet or reception style, allowing you to select your own meals. If you purchased a ticket for a luncheon taking place at the Marriott St. Louis Grand and indicated a dietary restriction, that need has been communicated to the hotel. You will need to tell your server at the lunch that a special meal was ordered for you. If you did not indicate a dietary restriction on the registration form, we will attempt to accommodate but it will depend on the availability of extra meals. Email events@aam-us.org if you have questions or need to add a dietary restriction to your registration.

Accessible Presentations

All presenters and session organizers were asked to review the Towards a More Accessible and Inclusive Presentation webinar. View slides and a summary of the presentation.

Accessibility in MuseumExpo

Exhibitors in MuseumExpo were provided guidelines regarding making their booth spaces accessible. See these guidelines on the Exhibitor Resources page.