ASL Interpretation will be provided at all plenary sessions, breakout sessions, committee meetings, matchmaking, and events where remarks will be made. Additionally, ASL interpreters will be floating at networking events, receptions, and the Expo.
CART will be provided at all plenary sessions, breakout sessions, committee meetings, matchmaking, and events where remarks will be made. Additionally, remote CART on a personal device will be available in the Expo.
Aira is an assistive technology service that connects people who are blind or have low vision to trained, professional Aira Agents who provide visual information on demand – describing, reading, explaining, navigating – just about anything, safely and securely.
Aira’s service, accessed via a mobile app, shares real-time visual information through the back-facing camera on the user’s smartphone and will be available during the 2022 Disability:IN Global Conference and Expo at no cost to conference attendees.
We invite you to use Aira to navigate Dallas Love Field Airport and throughout the Sheraton Dallas as you check-in, attend sessions, visit exhibits and more.
Advanced reservations are not necessary however we do suggest you download the free Aira App from the App or Google Play Store in advance by visiting: https://aira.io/download-and-try-it
Download instructions for Aira App:
If you are new to Aira, we suggest you try it out before the conference to get familiar with the app and camera placement.
1. Download the Aira App
2. Setup your free account
3. Once you are on-site for the conference, open the Aira app
4. Tap on “Apply a Free Access Offer”, then “Promotions”, then choose “Disability:IN Conference”
5. From there, you can call an Aira Agent for assistance with visual interpreting
GoodMaps Explore App
Find your way around the Conference and Expo with the GoodMaps Explore indoor navigation app! The Explore app provides turn-by-turn directions to meeting rooms and to the exhibit hall but not inside it.
The indoor maps are new and being tested for the first time at this facility. Provide feedback and learn how to best use the app at the Accessibility Help Desk located next to Registration. You can download the app on iOS
Service Animal Relief Area
The service animal relief center is located on the 4th floor of the hotel and is accessible via the north and center tower elevator banks. The area, Remington Patio, is located Immediately next to the center tower elevator bank 2 across from the rest rooms and next to the Remington meeting room.
Coming from the north tower elevators go to the 4th floor of the hotel. Walking down the main hallway, it will be on the first turn to the right. If you are staying in the center tower floors 30 and above, go the 4th floor. Coming from the center tower elevator bank floors below 30 it will be located at the next elevator bank. If you are in the south tower go to the center or north tower elevators and take to the 4th floor.
Written Hotel Direction
Sheraton Downtown Dallas has assembled written directions to the key locations of the hotel and the event spaces, which will be available in the Whova app.