Atlanta Abilities Expo Event

Complimentary show services will enhance your Abilities Expo experience

Friday, 11 am to 5 pm
Saturday, 11 am to 5 pm
Sunday, 11 am to 4 pm

CART SERVICES FOR WORKSHOPS
Provided compliments of Abilities Expo
CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation) services will be available at all of the workshops. This service will caption everything said by the presenters and display the text on a large screen, especially to benefit the attendees who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.

Free Curbside Shuttle Service from Abilities Expo Hotels:
Provided Complimentary by Abilities Expo, Residence Inn and Fairfield Inn
Complimentary accessible shuttle service will be offered from both the Residence Inn & Suites Atlanta and Fairfield Inn & Suites Atlanta to the Georgia World Congress Center Hall C4. Their will be one shuttle van per hotel which can accommodate 4 manual or power wheelchairs and 4 additional ambulatory passengers. Service will run continuously each day of the event according to the following schedule:

Friday, March 14         
8am
first hotel departure – 11:00 am
4pm-7 pm (last shuttle departs GWCC @ 6:30pm)

Saturday, March 15      
9:00 am
first hotel departure – 12:00 pm
3pm - 6 pm (last shuttle departs GWCC @ 5:45pm)

Sunday, March 16        
9:00 am
first hotel departure – 12:00 pm
3pm - 6 pm (last shuttle departs GWCC @ 5:45pm)

There will be signage at the hotels and the convention center indicating the pick-up and drop-off locations.

FREE LOANER SCOOTERS
Provided compliments of Pride Mobility
Please go to the Loaner Scooters table when you enter the Convention Center, Hall C4 Lobby and be prepared to provide appropriate identification to obtain your scooter. This is a complimentary service, offered on a first come, first served basis during show days and hours until 2:00 pm on Sunday, the final day of the event.

FREE WHEELCHAIR REPAIR
Provided compliments of D’s Locks
Free maintenance will be provided on a first come, first served basis by D’s Locks. This service will end one hour before the show ends each day.

FIRST AID
The First Aid Office is located on site and will be open during show hours.

FOOD SERVICE
The food service and seating area is at the back of the exhibit hall and will be open until one hour before closing on show days.

INFORMATION/ LOST AND FOUND
Accessibility Help Desk
For your convenience, our Accessibility Help Desk, located in the Lobby in front of the Exhibit Hall, is where any show-related questions may be answered. Any lost items turned in to Show Management will be held here until the close of the show. All remaining items will be given to Building Security.

PERSONAL CARE SERVICE ATTENDANT
Accessibility Help Desk, Provided compliments of Abilities Expo
For your convenience, there will be a Personal Care Service Attendant to assist guests during show hours for their personal needs (rest room assistance, filling out forms, etc.) Should you require assistance for show-related activities, please stop by the Accessibility Help Desk. This is a complimentary service and is offered on a first come, first served basis during show days and hours.

POWER CHAIR CHARGING STATION
When your power chair gets low on juice and requires charging, just roll over to the Power Chair Charging Station located outside Workshop Area #1 on the show floor. Electrical outlets are available there on a first come, first served basis for you to plug in and charge up.

PURCHASES
Please obtain a receipt for any purchases made on the premises of Abilities Expo. These should be shown to the guard as you depart the Exhibit Hall. If you do not have a receipt, you will be asked to return to the booth where the item was purchased to get one.

SERVICE DOG RELIEF AREA
Back of Aisle 100, Provided compliments of Abilities Expo
For your convenience and comfort of your animal, there will be a Service Dog Relief Area located at the back of Aisle 100, outside the exhibit hall. Water, a water bowl, plastic bags and a trash bin are also provided for your convenienceand there’s even a red fire hydrant!! We appreciate you picking up after your animal. Please, do not exit the Convention Venter as there are no provisions there.

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETATION SERVICES
Accessibility Help Desk, Provided compliments of Abilities Expo

There will be American Sign Language interpretation services available to assist anyone requiring sign language translation at the Accessibility Help Desk in the Lobby in front of the Exhibit Hall. This is a complimentary service and is offered on a first come, first served basis during show days and hours.

FODAC Healthcare Equipment Donations
Provided by the Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC)
Others with disabilities can use your old equipment--big or small! (Click here for more on the wide range of devices needed.) Don't let valuable disability aids that you have outgrown or replaced collect dust in your garage. Bring them to the Expo and drop them off with FODAC personnel at the FODAC truck right at the entrance to the Georgia World Congress Center. FODAC with repair and refurbish them for a member of the disability community who can not afford new equipment.

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