It is the policy of APHA to hold meetings, conferences and professional gatherings where physical and communication barriers do not exclude people with disabilities from attending and participating. APHA is committed to making the Annual Meeting accessible to the widest range of people possible.
At APHA 2020, the accessibility initiatives put in place to make the meeting inclusive to all attendees included:
- Over 1,000 hours of scientific programming was recorded and captioned for post-meeting viewing.
- Accessibility questions were asked during registration to identify special needs and requests.
- A dedicated Zoom meeting room and and inbox were available for attendees who had accessibility questions and concerns during the meeting.
- Slide decks from presentations were available in advance by request.
Regardless of the meeting format, APHA is always thinking of ways to make our meeting better and more accessible. For questions about APHA's accessibility policy or to make specific requests, contact APHA Staff.
Presenter and Exhibitor Resources
APHA encourages presenters and exhibitors to consider the needs of attendees with disabilities when planning their presentations, communications and interactions. The APHA Disability Section has created the following guidelines for creating accessible presentations and spaces: