Accessibility Services

AWP is committed to making all reasonable arrangements that will allow conference attendees to participate in conference events. AWP complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and we work to make the conference comfortable and accessible for all participants. We recognize that not all disabilities require accommodations, and some are invisible. Although AWP does not require attendees to disclose their disability to us, please know that given the range and variations of disabilities, we may not know how to properly accommodate someone with a disability unless they contact us directly to share questions and concerns.


2021 Accessibility Services

Many accessibility services require advanced planning for a conference as large as AWP’s. In order to help us better prepare, all requests for accessibility services, equipment, or accommodations should be submitted before the conference. AWP can best meet accessibility needs when requests are sent by Wednesday, February 3, 2021, to Colleen Cable at colleen@awpwriter.org. AWP will make every effort to accommodate requests that arrive after February 3.

AWP is excited to announce that #AWP21 will be fully virtual this March. The AWP Conference & Bookfair has always been a place of connection, reunion, and celebration, and we hope to offer the same experience in a new way this year.

Conference & Event Space

This year, all conference content will be available on an online event platform, which will be keyboard accessible and usable by screen readers. More information will be released about the specific platform’s usability in the coming weeks.

Registration Services

AWP’s online registration system provides attendees with the opportunity to indicate if they have accessibility needs. If you indicate that you have accessibility needs when registering, an AWP staff member will contact you to follow up and help ensure those needs are met.

AWP does not require that any conference attendee disclose a disability; however, we can better meet specific needs if we know well ahead of time that a reasonable accommodation will be necessary..

For any questions regarding the registration process, please email the Registration Coordinator, Chelsea McLin, at registration@awpwriter.org.

Onsite Accessibility Tour

While we do not have an ‘onsite’ accessibility tour in this virtual space, we will be providing resources for navigating the virtual conference & bookfair, including video tutorials. Please check back on our website for those resources in the coming weeks.

Interpreters & Captioning

American Sign Language Interpreters and Cued Speech Transliterators are available for any conference event and can be provided for visiting bookfair exhibitors upon request.

All conference events, including caucus meetings, will be closed captioned, and all live Q&As will be text-based or closed captioned. If you have questions about captioning for events, please contact Colleen Cable at colleen@awpwriter.org

To make a request for an interpreter, contact Colleen Cable at colleen@awpwriter.org by Wednesday, February 3, 2021, with a list of the events you plan to attend. AWP will make every effort to accommodate requests that arrive after February 3, but sometimes interpreters are unavailable unless booked well in advance of our conference.

AWP cannot provice ASL, cued speech transliteration, or captioning services for private meetings or offsite events.

Blind and Vision-Impaired Services

This year, all conference content will be available on an online event platform, which will be keyboard accessible and usable by screen readers. More detailed information will be released about the specific platform’s usability in the coming weeks.

We will be providing a plain text, large font schedule of events with hyperlinks to access events on the virtual conference platform.

If you have questions about blind and vision-impaired services, please contact Colleen Cable at colleen@awpwriter.org.

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services

All conference events, including caucus meetings, will be closed captioned, and all live Q&As will be text-based or closed captioned.

If you have questions about captioning for events or other Deaf and hard of hearing services, please contact Colleen Cable at colleen@awpwriter.org.

Presentations & Handouts

In addition to providing captioning on all conference events, AWP also requires presenters to upload an event outline describing their event. Supplemental documents like PowerPoint presentations, handouts, and other materials may be provided, and we instruct presenters to make sure these materials are accessible.

Sober AWP

The conference hosts a daily 12-step meeting. The time and location of this meeting will be made available in the conference schedule. All in recovery are welcome. Please contact soberawp@gmail.com for more information.

 

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March 3–7, 2021

Request Services

Please submit your request to colleen@awpwriter.org.