There are a lot of things I love about the Transcending Boundaries conference, but my favorite is that I never have to leave anything about myself at the door. I can spend the weekend celebrating and feeling comfortable with myself as a whole person without having to worry about there being some aspect of me that doesn’t belong. It’s a life-changing feeling in a world that often insists on boxes and dichotomies, and I want others to be able to experience it too. That’s what drives my work as the Access Coordinator for Transcending Boundaries 2014.
The conference staff and I want to do everything in our power to ensure that everyone is welcome at the conference. We’ve toured the hotel - not just the programming areas but the common areas and guest rooms as well - to ensure that everyone can use the space as independently and easily as possible. Printed materials will be made available in alternate formats and programming and performance spaces will have reserved seating for people who need to sit up front in order to be able to participate fully, as well as for people using wheelchairs or scooters. A quiet room will be available for those who need to take a break from the excitement and stimulation of the conference. We’ll have water, cups and straws located throughout the hotel. But I know we haven’t thought of everything! That’s where you come in.
Thanks, and I look forward to seeing you at Transcending Boundaries 2014!