APA’s resource room for persons with disabilities

Wheelchairs, canes, sign language interpreters and volunteers are among the services provided

Every year, the Disability Issues in Psychology Office coordinates and provides continuous staff support to the Disability Resource Room. This bustling area housed within the main convention center is dedicated to providing services to our convention attendees with disabilities. It is utilized by persons with disabilities who desire a place to rest or relax; need assistance with hotel and convention information; to access the convention program using screen reading software; to borrow wheelchairs and canes; and to secure the help of a volunteer.

What we offer:

The following lists the full array of services offered by the Resource Room: 

  • Loaner wheelchairs and canes 

  • On call Sign Language interpreters 

  • Volunteers 

  • Convention program on file 

  • Laptop equipped with vocalization software, specifically JAWS 

  • TTY telephone service 

  • Quiet, private place to rest 

  • Shuttle service, equipped with a wheelchair lift 

  • Portable First-aid kit

During the 2012 APA Convention, the Resource Room will have the following hours of operation:

  • Wednesday, Aug. 1
    3-8 p.m.

  • Thursday, Aug. 2
    7 a.m.-6 p.m.

  • Friday, Aug. 3
    7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

  • Saturday, Aug. 4
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • Sunday, Aug. 5
    8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Location and other details will be available online.