Individuals with disabilities who are planning to attend the convention are asked to identify themselves and to let us know how APA can make the convention more accessible for them by checking the appropriate box on the Advance Registration (PDF, 61KB) and Hotel Reservation (PDF, 54KB) forms prior to July 15, 2013; otherwise, APA may not be able to guarantee the availability of arrangements. Please complete the forms online.
APA will provide van service with a lift as transportation between the Convention Center and nearby hotels for persons who use wheelchairs or scooters, or have limited mobility. Interpreters for hearing-impaired persons and escorts/readers for persons with visual impairments will also be provided if specific requests are provided at the time of advance registration. During the convention, persons with disabilities may visit the APA Resource Room for Persons With Disabilities in the Kamehameha Exhibit Hall in the Hawai‘i Convention Center for assistance.
Hawai‘i State Animal Quarantine Laws: Hawai‘i is a rabies free state. Importation of dogs, cats and other carnivores into Hawai‘i is governed by a law that requires a 120-day confinement in the State Animal Quarantine Station. The law allows exemptions to quarantine confinement for guide and certified service dogs. Go to the Animal Industry Division website for requirements and further information.
It is strongly suggested that persons who are in need of wheelchair-accessible accommodations request housing at one of the headquarters hotels. Additional information regarding accessibility of supplemental hotels and a detailed report on accessibility of headquarters facilities may be obtained from the APA Convention Office in Washington, D.C.
Public restrooms, restaurants and meeting rooms at all hotels are accessible and ADA compliant unless otherwise noted. Hearing equipment kits and TDDs are available upon request, as are shower and/or bath benches.
Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort
Main Entrance: Accessible; doorperson on duty
Signage: Braille signage is on guestroom doors and elevators
Sleeping rooms: 29 rooms are designed for wheelchair accessibility with roll-in showers; 39 additional rooms have been modified to accommodate guests with hearing and visual impairments
Public restrooms: Most of the public restrooms are accessible
Meeting rooms: In the Mid-Pacific Conference Center, the only elevator between the Coral Ballroom and Nautilus Suite on the sixth floor and the South Pacific Ballroom and Sea Pearl Suite on the mezzanine level is a service elevator, requiring guests to go through a service corridor to reach those meeting rooms.
Sheraton Waikiki Hotel
Main entrance: Accessible; doorperson on duty
Signage: Braille signage on guest room doors and elevators
Sleeping rooms: 15 rooms are designed for wheelchair accessibility; 9 rooms and one large suite with roll-in showers
Public restrooms: Accessible
Meeting rooms: Accessible
Rooms designed for wheelchair accessibility are also available at all of the APA supplemental hotels with the exception of the Ilikai Hotel and Suites and the Ramada Plaza Waikiki Hotel.