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Accessibility at SCMS 2016
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The Society for Cinema & Media Studies is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities.

All sessions at the SCMS Conference/Hilton Atlanta are accessible to people with disabilities. The conference will span multiple floors of the hotel with ADA accessible elevators connecting all areas. The meeting rooms are located on floors 1, 2, 3, and 4 and are all accessible. The Crystal Executive Boardroom, which is bi-bevel, is equipped with one wheelchair lift (SCMS is not holding any official functions in this room).

The Hilton Atlanta is certified accessible and wheelchair friendly. There are no restrictive steps that impede full hotel access. There is an accessible lobby. Thresholds and doormats are in compliance with American with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations and door-service personnel are available. Lobbies have marble floors and/or low-pile area carpeting. The Hilton has an accessible hotel registration desk or will provide a clipboard to guests to complete registration documentation. Elevators connect all levels of the hotel. Each elevator has a wheelchair accessible keypad, Braille numerals beside each control button, and audible directions. Restrooms in lobbies and on meeting room floors are wheelchair accessible and have tactile signage. The Hilton has 35 ADA-approved accessible rooms. Among other amenities, these rooms feature wheelchair-accessible doors, lever door handles, security peepholes, ample room space, grab bars in restrooms, low sinks with insulated pipes, accessible towel racks, and accessible mirrors. ADA rooms are based on availability and are not guaranteed. The following auxiliary aids are available at most properties: flashing fire alarm, doorbell, and telephone; vibrating alarm clock; closed-caption decoders; Braille signage; and TDD telephones.

The hotel’s restaurants, Market Place, Southern Elements, Nikolai’s Roof, and Trader Vic’s are all accessible.

An elevator from the self-parking garage leads directly to the hotel lobby. Self-parking spaces are based on availability and are not guaranteed. Ceiling height limit is 6 feet. Valet parking service is available in front of the hotel only. Valet parking spaces are based on availability and are not guaranteed. Special car parking spaces and wheelchair van parking is available nearby at other parking lots and garages that are not operated by Hilton Atlanta.

Please contact the hotel before the conference if you have concerns or need special assistance of any kind during the week of the conference by dialing (404) 659-2000 and asking for group reservations or by e-mail at <>. If you wish to speak with someone from SCMS, please feel free to contact Leslie LeMond, Conference Manager.

See our accessibility guide for information about ADA access at the Hilton Atlanta and SCMS2016. 

Onsite Accessibility Issues—should you encounter an accessibility issue at SCMS 2016, please notify the hotel’s front desk so they can get the issue resolved. You may also report the problem at the SCMS Registration Desk (located in Room 211) or email <>.

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