Pregame Picks: Trick Plays for Accessibility

Posted By: Jennifer Borlick Annual Conference,

There are several things that WLIA is doing to make sure that everyone has an amazing experience. 

Red Lanyards

Red Lanyards are available at the registration desk for those that do not wish to have their photos taken. Our staff photographers and our Communications Committee will do everything they can to ensure that your photo will not be taken, and if it is, that it will not appear in any marketing. Please see our Photo Policy for details.

Pronoun Ribbons

Pronoun Ribbons are available at the registration desk. Grab a ribbon to let people know what your pronouns are.

Quiet Room/Lactation Room

The Quiet Room snuck in last year, but missed the advertising and announcements during the conference. A few people used it and loved having it there, so we're bringing it back! This room is available for those that need to step away from the hustle and bustle of the conference experience. New this year, we are adding a sign to the door to reserve the room as a Lactation Room. If you need to use the room as a Lactation Room, please use the sign to show that the room is being occupied and make sure to flip it back when you are done. Make yourself comfortable no matter how you are using the room and take a fidget if you need it. Located in Riverview 2, this room is open Thursday 8:00 am–7:00 pm and Friday 8:00 am–2:00 pm

Standing Tables and "Fidgeting"

We acknowledge that not all brains work the same and require different stimuli to retain knowledge. Once again this year we are adding standing tables to the back of the General Session Room for those that can't sit through the whole session. Feel free to use them to stay engaged with the session. Quiet activities that can keep you engaged are welcome as well. This can include doodling, "fidget toys", knitting/crocheting, (muted) device use, etc.

Signature Mocktail

Don't drink alcohol and getting tired of soda or water? We have worked with our venue to serve a mocktail during The Opening. We will have an N/A Moscow Mule made with NA ginger beer, club soda, lime juice and simple syrup.

Did we miss something?

If you have any ideas that will make the conference more accessible for you and you haven't included them in your registration, please contact us.

Make sure to register for the 2024 WLIA Annual Conference if you haven't done so! Early registration and RSVPs to the various meals help us with a more accurate count and helps us save money.