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Hearing and Communication Supports

Arrangements for American Sign Language interpreters, amplification devices and computer-assisted real-time captioning (CART) are available. If you require services not listed below or want more information, email us.


American Sign Language and CART

Arrangements for interpreters and CART require advanced planning for a conference as large as APHA. Needs can best be met when requests are received in advance. Complete this intent form by Aug. 31 to request ASL interpretation and/or CART.

A final schedule of the sessions you plan to attend is due Sept. 29 and can be emailed to access@apha.org. APHA makes every effort to accommodate requests received after deadlines but sometimes interpreters are unavailable unless booked well in advance of the conference. Onsite requests for interpreters can be made at the Accessibility Booth but are not guaranteed.

All General Sessions and Champion Conversations will be ASL interpreted and live-captioned. All virtual events will include captions. Session and events with ASL interpreters or CART will be marked in the online program.

Amplification Devices

A limited number of amplification devices will be available. These compact devices amplify the sound in the room and can be carried from one room to another. For best results, you may want to sit near the front of the room to better hear the presentations. To reserve an amplification device ahead of time, contact access@apha.org. Onsite, arrangements can be made by visiting the Accessibility Desk.