Last updated 2.2.2023

We welcome everyone to our programming and are committed to making our 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 ALTA programming, such as ASL interpreting, CART captioning, or captioned videos, please contact Program Manager Kelsi Vanada (520-621-1757). ALTA can best meet accessibility needs when requests are sent at least two weeks in advance of a given event.

We encourage all attendees to continue to check this page as our 2023 planning continues. It will be updated frequently throughout the upcoming months.

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


All virtual panels on May 23, "Write the World: A Day of Translation," will be CART-captioned. 

ASL Interpretation 

Sign language interpreters are available upon request through the University of Arizona's Disability Resource Center, for virtual or in-person events. Please make requests at least two weeks in advance of a given event, with a list of events you plan to attend (that is, by May 9 for our "Write the World" day of panels, and by October 25 for the in-person conference). To request an interpreter, contact Kelsi Vanada by email or by phone at (520) 621-1757. 


All virtual panels on May 23, our "Write the World: A Day of Translation," will be recorded. Recordings will be uploaded to our Crowdcast page and captioned with Zoom's automatic transcription feature. (If you would like to request a recording with more accurate captions as an accommodation, please write to Kelsi Vanada at Attendees can access Write the World recordings through the Crowdcast links sent in your confirmation email from Eventbrite when you register for Write the World. Please be patient as our staff edits and uploads recordings.

For presenters

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

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

Papers and handouts

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.

If roundtable organizers choose to share handouts with their participants, they are requested to circulate these by email in advance of the conference.

ALTA46 conference hotel

The conference meeting space at the Tucson Marriott University Park Hotel is all on the ground level, and two accessible restrooms are located near the meeting space. All event rooms will include wheelchair-accessible seating distributed throughout the space. Plenary session spaces will be equipped with microphones and speakers. Accessible guest rooms are available and can be reserved when booking through ALTA’s reservation link when it is live on our registration page.

Accessible areas with accessible routes from public entrance: Business Center; meeting spaces and ballrooms; public entrance alternative; registration desk pathway; registration desk; restaurant(s)/lounge(s). 

Accessible hotel features: Two accessible restrooms near conference meeting rooms; accessible self-parking; self-parking facility, van-accessible spaces; self-parking, accessible spaces; service animals are welcome; valet parking for vehicles outfitted for drivers in wheelchairs; elevators. 

ALTA46 Offsite Event Access Features 

For the in-person conference, descriptions of the access features at offsite event locations will be given in the ALTA46 program book, which will be live this fall.