Accessibility Information

The University of Minnesota is committed to “advancing access for everyone.”

IWAC 2014 conference organizers value the principles of inclusivity and accessibility. We invite conference attendees to advance access for everyone by perusing the resources we have included on this site.

Persons with disabilities should contact Jules Thompson,, 612-625-0849, concerning arrangements that may facilitate conference attendance. If possible, requests for captioning and ASL interpreting services should be made no later than May 29, 2014; accommodations staff needs two weeks or more to prepare accommodations. Include the full name of the person who will need a captioning or interpreting service provider.

Accessible Presentations: Guidelines

We invite all participants to facilitate physical and sensory access at the conference. Create and deliver accessible documents, presentations, and multimedia resources.

The Committee on Disability Issues in College Composition (CDICC) and the Computers & Composition Digital Press (CCDP) also offer helpful guidelines.

Access Information for Participants with Disabilities

Registration Access

Conference attendees may register online or by mail.

Lodging Access

The Commons Hotel, the site of the conference, is an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant hotel and features eight ADA-accessible sleeping rooms. Contact the hotel directly at 612-379-8888 or toll-free at 1-800-822-6757 with access-related requests and questions. Request the IWAC group rate. Guests have until May 11, 2014, to reserve a room under the group block. Reservations made after this date will be accepted on a space and rate available basis.

On-campus lodging is also available at Centennial Hall. Please visit the lodging page of the conference website for information on reserving a room in Centennial Hall.

Physical Access

Paratransit On-campus Shuttle
The University of Minnesota offers a no-cost, curb-to-curb paratransit van service to people with physical disabilities. The service operates on a Monday-through-Friday, 7:30am to 5:45pm service. Guests may schedule a ride up to 14 days in advance. Please call 612-624-8338 to arrange for service.

Wheelchair Rental
Handi Medical, 2505 University Avenue West, #1, Saint Paul MN 55114, 651-644-9770

Jackson Medical Equipment, 982 Thomas Avenue, Saint Paul MN 55104, 651-645-6221