Hearing Impaired

Sign Language Interpreters

Attendees can request a sign language interpreter for the Annual Meeting by submitting a request form (PDF) to access@apha.org

On-site requests for interpreters can be made at the Accessibility Booth in the lobby area; however, APHA cannot guarantee a sign language interpreter will be available to accommodate a request without advance notice. The Opening, Monday, and Closing General Sessions will have open captions.

Assistive Listening Devices

A limited number of assistive listening devices will be available. There is no charge for the use of these devices. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis. This technology generally involves the installation of "transmitters" in the room of the session you wish to attend. Sound is transmitted to headphones provided to the attendees.

It is suggested that you submit your Assistive Listening Device Request Form (available soon) in advance of the Annual Meeting. Please email the form to access@apha.org.

Arrangements can be made on-site, but two-hour advance notice is required in order to provide technicians with sufficient time to install the devices. On-site requests can be made through the Freeman Audio Visual Office at the meeting venue.