Accessibility Info/Childcare

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Trans

Bathrooms at MECA are wheelchair accessible and will be gender neutral and trans-friendly for our event, though they are usually gendered. Volunteers will ensure this.

Mobility

MECA is wheelchair accessible and the main book fair will be wheelchair accessible. Two of the three workshop spaces are wheelchair accessible, so accommodations will be made if someone wants to attend an inaccessible workshop. Use the form below to inform us now, or ask a volunteer at the event. Book fair aisles will be wide enough to accommodate those using mobility aids.

All workshop spaces will have chairs available and designated space for disabled folks in the front for applicable workshops if desired. There will be chairs throughout the book fair and building for attendees to use and any volunteer will be able to retrieve a chair by request.

There will be ample time between workshops for transition, and no one will be denied entry for being late.

Children

Childcare will be available all day. There will be many people available to provide care and MECA has an outdoor playground. Please use the form below to notify us of your need so we can appropriately accommodate the amount and ages of children attending the book fair, though this is not required.

Language and Communication

We are encouraging those leading workshops to provide written assistive printed materials for those who need it, and if you use the form below to notify us of your need and what workshops interest you (if you know) we can further work to accommodate you.

All videos and auditory information played in workshops should have captions or transcripts, no request needed. If this is not the case, it will be noted on the program and the workshop’s description everywhere it can be found.

Printed and/or vocal visual description will be available for visuals in workshops and the book fair, with any exceptions marked on the program and all workshops descriptions.

For Braille materials, please use the form below or email us so we can accommodate you.

If you or someone you know needs an interpreter (live interpreter, live captioning, etc.), or will be providing their own interpretation, please use the form below to notify us so we can meet your needs. Additionally, if you are a qualified interpreter/captioner/translator for any language(s) and are willing to offer your services or can connect us with services, please let us know!

Space

We are trying to make different spaces in MECA  exist throughout the entire day for those who need them, hopefully including a quiet, healing space for emotional exhaustion and/or trauma and/or disabled folks. For any questions, suggestions, and requests, please use the form below or email us at htxanarchistbookfair2017@gmail.com.

Food

For information on food, please check out the food tab on this website, here.

Parking

Disabled parking spaces will be reserved close to the MECA, no placard needed. We will be encouraging attendees who can walk further distances to leave the closest spaces available for those who need it. For questions, please use the form below. For more information on parking, please check out the parking tab on this site, here.

Use this form

For questions and to let us know that you will need anything we’ve discussed or anything else, please use the form below. We look forward to your responses and to making this the most accessible event possible.

https://goo.gl/forms/uCEruGEX4tVEzxj43

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