Virtual experience

Accessibility

Accessibility

The University of Alberta and the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences are committed to providing the most inclusive and barrier-free Congress experience possible for attendees with disabilities and accessibility needs. Below you will find information for planning an accessible Congress 2021. You can download this information in PDF format via the Accessibility Guide (coming soon).

Jump to:
Accessibility provisions by request
Support person registration 
Questions and contacts 

Accessibility provisions by request

The University of Alberta and your association are committed to achieving barrier free accessibility for persons with disabilities. Attendees who would like to request additional services that are not currently being offered should complete the Accessibility Needs and Information Questionnaire section of the online registration form prior to April 16, 2021. Completion of the questionnaire will assist the university and your association in pre-arranging requests from attendees with accessibility needs. If you missed submitting the form during registration, contact congress@ideas-idees.ca

The following list reflect some of the options that can be requested during the registration process:

  • Real-time captioning
  • Alternative formats of written material
  • Simultaneous interpretation
  • Sign Language interpretation

Please note: These provisions may require extensive arrangements that are not provided by the university or your association on a regular basis, and may incur additional charges for you or your association. Last minute requests for some services may not be possible, however, the university and your association will do their best to accommodate.

[back to top]

Support person registration

Support persons will be provided with complimentary access to Congress sessions only when accompanied by the individual they are supporting. Kindly let us know through completing your accessibility request if you intend to have a support person assist during your virtual Congress experience.

[back to top]

Questions and contacts

For specific association requests, please email logistics.congress@ualberta.ca and include all relevant details.

[back to top]