MidAmeriCon II is committed to being an accessible Worldcon that supports the varied needs of our members. We understand how important it is for our attendees and panelists to feel comfortable and welcome. To that end, the access team and other areas in the committee (facilities, programming, member services, publications, etc) are all working together to ensure that accessibility concerns are addressed before the convention. During the convention, there will be a team to assist you should any issues arise which need immediate handling.
Regarding our facilities and accessibility:
- Hotel rooms are sold out, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or concerns.
- The Marriott connects to the convention center through an underground, accessible tunnel. Visitors at other hotels, like the Aladdin, can get to the tunnel via the elevator in front of the Marriott. At street level, the intersections between all hotels and the convention center have ramps and audible signals. There is some construction in the area, and we will provide a detailed “state of the sidewalks” report right before the convention.
- The new, free to ride, KC Streetcar offers level boarding at all of its stops, so it is wheelchair, bike, stroller and anything with wheels friendly!
- The Visit KC website has information about accessibility at the airport, area hotels, convention center, etc.
- The convention center has ADA-compliant restrooms and family restrooms, large corridors, and multiple elevators.
- Mobility Scooters rentals through the convention have closed, but we have a local vendor who can help with last minute reservations. Contact email@example.com for more information.
- We will have a few large print (14 point) programs available at the Access Desk. If you think you’d like one (or if a different font size would be better), please email firstname.lastname@example.org so we make sure we print enough! If you would like a Braille copy of the Pocket Program, we must have notice by the first of August (we won’t have access to a Braille embosser on site). We will have accessible, tagged PDF files of the Souvenir Book available by request. If you would like a screen reader optimized Souvenir Book with descriptions for all of the images, please let us know.
- Panel rooms will be equipped with microphones and will have “scooter spaces” marked with gaff tape. We will also have seating reserved in the front of panel rooms, and on the aisles for people with disabilities.
- We will have a Quiet Room in the convention center, for people who need to take a break from the lights and noise of the convention. It will be open the same hours as the convention center.
Please email us if you have concerns about accessibility issues.