Disability Policy for the Annual Meeting

Disability Policy for the Annual Meeting

As organizers of the AIA/SCS Joint Annual Meeting we acknowledge our ethical responsibility to provide reasonable accommodation, and to cultivate an atmosphere of inclusivity for our members with disabilities at the Annual Meeting.

In order to help us accomplish this goal we firstly ask members with disabilities who will require special accommodation at the annual meeting to indicate this when completing registration, and to be specific about the type of accommodation needed.  To ensure that we are able to provide the necessary accommodation, including the sourcing of trained individuals with the correct skillset to assist our members, we ask to be informed no later than 30 days prior to the Annual Meeting.  We may not be able to fulfill any requests made less than one month before the Annual Meeting or onsite during the Annual Meeting.

Secondly, we ask all members to help us achieve our goal by exhibiting respect and understanding towards disabled persons. We urge members to educate themselves about key issues/laws regarding disability, as well as to inform themselves about the diverse types of disabilities which exist.  As a reminder, kindly note that not all forms of disability are apparent.  Disability in its complexity can be unnoticeable or take the form of health conditions which are episodic or in remission, but when active would substantially limit major life activities.

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