Accessibility

**NEW** Accessibility Liaisons

For the first time this year we will have an Accessibility Liaison team - a point person at the front desk and a team of folks working together to provide a greater accessibility for those people attending the conference with specialized needs.  Please email Simon  for more information or see below for some of the new or continued programs we will be offering.
 

 

Venue: Pennsylvania Convention Center

The conference takes place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center and is in one contiguous space including numerous rooms on one level and is fully wheelchair accessible.

Restrooms on the PTHC concourse are marked "gender-neutral" during our event. All other bathrooms in the Convention Center remain gender-specific.

The Pennsylvania Convention Center is an entirely no-smoking venue. There are designated smoking areas outside of the building.

 


Interpreters

If you are deaf or hard of hearing and need an ASL interpreter at the conference please register at least 2 weeks before the conference and check off your need for an interpreter.  We will be offering paired interpreting for our deaf and hard of hearing attendees this year, so you will have a team of interpreters with you at all time which we hope will allow our deaf attendees a better opportunity to engage in workshops throughout the conference.

If you do not register at least 2 weeks before the conference we will not be able to offer you a paired interpreter throughout the conference. We may be able to offer you interpretation when one of the other attendees who has an interpreter team does not need them. 

For more information email Simon 

 


Mobility Assistance

We will be offering some new options for those folks who for a wide variety of reasons experience difficulty in navigating the convention center and conference. 

  • There will be a "Mobility Lane" designated with tape down the center of the main hallway that will be specifically for those people who need to move through the space without the hinderance of the many people who often congregate in the hallway
  • We will be working with workshop monitors to save seats in the workshops so that those people who may take longer to get from one to another will still have the opportunity to attend
  • We will have a team of people who will be paired with people to walk with people or help people move from one space to the next as needed
  • We will be instructing workshop monitors to close rooms once the seating is full to ensure that ADA width walk-ways remain available in all workshop spaces

Please email Simon for more details on this program and information on how to get your mobility needs met at the conference.

 


Visually Impaired Attendees

We will have a limited number of large print books available at the registration desk. Please check with the Accessibility Liaison for a copy.  Additionally, if you require assistance navigating the conference space or need someone paired with you for assistance in workshops please email Simon at simon (at) trans (dash) health (dot) org (simon) for more information.

 


Financial Accessibility

There is no registration fee to participate in the three full days of community programming offered at the Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference. Over 200 workshops and many other activities are offered for free to ensure that cost does not hinder access.  We also offer Kid's Camp and Youth Space to ensure that parents have the opportunity to attend programming throughout the day without having to pay for child care.

Registration is strongly encouraged to assist us with our planning (and to make sure we have enough program books!). Registration is especially critical for families who will be bringing children age 13 or younger to participate in the Kid's Camp and Youth Space, since adequate supplies and staffing must be arranged.

There are registration fees associated with the Professional Development  / Continuing Education track for medical providers, behavioral health professionals, and lawyers.  CME, CNE, CEU, and CLE credits are available for these workshops.