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Accessibility - SCMS 2020
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The Society for Cinema & Media Studies is committed to providing access and accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities.

SCMS encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. We will use our best efforts to honor disability accommodation requests. An accommodation request form is available here. Please make accommodation requests no later than one month prior to the meeting, if possible. This provides both the SCMS and its contracted facilities lead time for ensuring optimal access. If you have further questions about the physical access provided by the conference facility, please contact our Director of Conferences and Events in advance of your participation or visit.

The Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel is also committed to making their facilities, amenities, and services accessible to guests with disabilities. That commitment entails removing barriers and making reasonable modifications to their policies, practices, or procedures so as to give people with disabilities the same opportunities as other guests in the way they access and benefit from the property’s products and services.

All areas of the facility are wheelchair accessible. Electronic doors are located at the main lobby entrance. The main lobby has a marble floor. Elevators connect all levels of each property. Each elevator has Braille numerals beside each control button. Restrooms in lobbies and on meeting room floors are ADA accessible, wheelchair accessible and have tactile signage. There are no restrictive steps to enter the hotel. Valet parking and on site accessible self-parking is available at the hotel. The hotel has an accessible fitness center, swimming pool and business center.

Guest Rooms—Mobility-accessible doors feature at least 32 inches of clear door width. There are 12 accessible rooms with king beds. Five have roll-in bathrooms. Accessible route from public entrance to accessible guest rooms. Accessible rooms also offer the following: adjustable height hand-held shower wand, bathroom vanity at an appropriate height, grab bars in the bathroom, toilet seat at wheelchair height, doors with lever handles, a lowered deadbolt, lowered electrical outlets, lowered night guards and peepholes on guest room doors, and no transfer showers are available. Hearing-accessible features include a visual fire alarm, portable communications kits containing visual alarms and notification devices, and TTY. TVs have closed captioning.

Meeting Rooms—All rooms and floors of the hotel are accessible.

Restaurants—There are restaurants on the lobby level and they are accessible.

Conference Events—All conference events at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel are fully accessible by elevator.

If you are an attendee who has access needs, please let us know so we can ensure you will not face any barrier to participation. Please speak with a Guest Services Representative in the Lobby (either at hotel registration or the concierge desk) or call/email Asuvini Vengadasalam, Senior Event Manager, or +1 303 626 2590.

For more information about the physical features of the hotel’s accessible rooms, common areas, or special services relating to a specific disability, please call +1 303 626 2590.

If you need to rent a medical device (e.g., scooters or wheelchairs) for your stay, we have provided a list below to assist you.

We are currently working on Accessible Transportation, etc. and will post that information very soon. Thank you.

Wheelchair and Scooter Rentals

Aspen Medical Supply
Wheelchairs, electric scooters, vans, other assistive equipment and medical supplies
Rental Minimum: 1 day wheelchairs, 3 days scooters

Colorado Lifestyle Medical
: 303-988-4875
: Standard/electric wheelchairs and electric scooters available for rental
Rental Minimum
: 1 week standard wheelchairs and scooters, 1 month electric wheelchair

Mountain View Medical Center
: 303-455-1300
: Standard wheelchairs, walkers, knee cruisers, ramps
Rental Minimum: 1 day

Wheelers Accessible Van Rentals
: 1-800-456-1371
: Accessible vans and standard/electric scooters

Contact Us

Society for Cinema and Media Studies
640 Parrington Oval
Wallace Old Science Hall, Room 300
Norman, OK 73019
(405) 325-8075