American Public Health Association
800 I Street, NW • Washington, DC 20001-3710
(202) 777-APHA • Fax: (202) 777-2534
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Mobility Constraints

Due to the large size of the APHA Annual Meeting, sessions are sometimes spread out and distances between sessions can be considerable.  If you are a regular wheelchair user you should bring your chair with you. 

Transportation
Shuttle service is available between the convention center and Annual Meeting hotels. The accessibility booth can provide you with transportation information and access to the on-call van service.

Taxi Service for those with Mobility Constraints
Registrants with mobility issues who are unable to utilize APHA shuttle buses or the on call accessible transportation option, may utilize cab service to and from official APHA hotels and the BCEC. APHA will reimburse for taxi fares between official APHA Annual Meeting properties.

Submit all receipts to APHA (c/o Conventions Dept., 800 I Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001) no later than December 5, 2014.

Registration of Personal Aide/Companion
Should you require an aide or personal assistant to help you navigate the Annual Meeting, APHA will register your aide as a complimentary guest. Please contact APHA to register your personal aide (name, city and state is required for the badge). Badges for the personal aide will be mailed to original registrant along with his/her attendee badge. Personal aides may attend sessions and access the exhibit hall, but are not able to earn CE credits or use the electronic message center. If you need APHA to arrange for an aide to help you navigate the meeting, request must be submitted in writing outlining the specific type of assistance required. Email APHA with your requests.

Scooter/Wheelchair Rental
These references are provided for information purposes only and are not endorsed by APHA. Meeting participants are required to arrange for and cover costs associated with the renting of mobility aids

ScootAround Inc.
Rentals available in 73 cities in US & Canada
888-441-7575

Mr. Wheelchair
800-548-9672

Total Access Mobility Services
504-344-3610 

The UPS Store
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
504-670-8941
A limited number of wheelchairs are available. Complete a form to make a reservation.