Last updated 4.7.2021

We welcome everyone to our conference and are committed to making our programming and events accessible, and to making arrangements that allow all attendees to participate in the conversation. With questions about access, or to request any disability-related accommodations that will facilitate your full participation in the ALTA conference, such as ASL interpreting, CART captioning, or captioned videos, please contact Program Manager Kelsi Vanada (520-621-1757). There is also a space in the conference registration form where you can make organizers aware of your access needs. 

We encourage all conference attendees to continue to check this page as our conference planning continues. It will be updated frequently throughout the upcoming months, as we know more about our virtual platform and in-person programming.

Please be respectful of another person’s right to use accessibility resources.


All virtual conference sessions will be captioned using Zoom's automatic transcription feature.

Attendees with disability-related access needs may request a certified live captioner for sessions, and may also request a live captioner for workshops, pitch sessions, and caucus meetings. Requests must be made at least two weeks in advance. To request captions, contact Kelsi Vanada by email or by phone at (520) 621-1757.

ASL Interpretation 

Sign language interpreters are available upon request through the University of Arizona's Disability Resource Center, provided requests are made at least a month in advance. To request an interpreter, contact Kelsi Vanada by email or by phone at (520) 621-1757. When registering for the conference, you will also have the option to let us know your request for ASL interpretation through our registration form.

If your session or reading will be ASL interpreted, you must to provide copies of your notes or translations to the interpreter in advance, so that they may have adequate time to prepare.

For presenters

All presenters and readers are asked to help make our conference accessible by following these guidelines for giving accessible presentations.


ALTA is not a paper conference, and participants are asked not to read papers during their session. Referencing prepared bullet points or notes is allowed, and even encouraged, and accommodations will be made for those who need to read their presentation. However, papers are unavailable to be circulated before, during, or after sessions.