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ACCESSIBILITY AND INCLUSION

The AAG works to create an Annual Meeting that is accessible to all. This includes reasonable accommodations as specified by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). AAG and its conference venues ensure mobility access within all session and conference rooms.

An accessibility request question is available during the registration process and can also be sent to accessibility@aag.org. If possible, please make accommodation requests no later than one month prior to the meeting. This provides both the AAG and its contracted facilities lead time for ensuring optimal access, e.g. contracting with sign language interpreters. 

  • Annual Meeting Mobile App: The app can be accessed and navigated using the smart phone’s built-in screen reader functionality.
  • Fragrance-Free Environment: AAG asks that all attendees avoid wearing scented personal care products (body lotion, gel, soap, shampoo, perfume, cologne, aftershave, hair spray) to be respectful to those with allergies and environmental sensitivities.
  • All Gender Restrooms: Annual Meeting headquarter hotels will have designated all-gender restroom facilities. These restroom facilities will be marked and are available for use by all people, regardless of their gender identity.
  • Childcare: CAMP AAG will offer age-appropriate activities for children ranging from 6 months to 17 years of age (separated into age-appropriate groups) including curriculum-enriched, hands-on, creative activities, arts & crafts projects, active games, and more. CAMP AAG is also open to children with disabilities. ACCENT will staff CAMP AAG with teacher professional childcare providers who have completed ACCENT’s specialized training program. In addition, ACCENT’s onsite supervisors are CPR and Pediatric First Aid certified.
  • Quiet Room: A designated room will be provided for attendees seeking a secluded space free from the sounds and activity of the annual meeting. Please silence your devices and refrain from talking on cell phones within this area. For room location information please email us at accessibility@aag.org.
  • Lactation Room: AAG has designated a room for parents with lactation needs. For room location information please email us at accessibility@aag.org.