Event Accessibility

Global Accessibility Symposium & Career Exploration Summit
May 17th 2019
Computer History Museum
1401 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View, CA 94043
8:30am-8:00 pm

The Mountain View Chamber of Commerce and the Disability Media Technology Alliance is committed to diversity and inclusiveness with the goal of providing an accessible, usable and welcoming environment for all participants. For questions and concerns regarding your accessibility accommodations please contact Anne Cohen, anne@disabilityhealthaccess.com

Fragrance Free Environment

In order to respect our attendees with allergies and/or Multiple Chemical Sensitivities we request that all participants refrain from wearing perfume, cologne and other fragrances, and use unscented personal care products in order to promote a fragrance-free environment. Scent free soap will be provided in the bathrooms. For more information, click here.

Wheelchair Accessibility

The Computer History Museum is wheelchair accessible and has ample accessible restrooms and parking.

Communication Access

We will provide CART captioning, ASL sign language interpreters, and assistive listening devices to make communication more accessible.

Wayfinding Sponsored by Aira

Wayfinding Sponsored by Aira

Wayfinding Sponsored by Aira

Individuals that are blind and low-vision can navigate the Computer History Museum using Aira. Aira is a service that connects blind and low-vision people to highly trained, remotely-located agents. Through an app on your smartphone, or through an optional pair of Horizon Smart Glasses, Aira delivers instant access to visual information at the touch of a button – enhancing everyday efficiency, engagement, and independence. Aira is proud to sponsor 2019 Global Accessibility Symposium and Showcase. As part of our partnership, we are offering Aira Access for the event on May 17th.

What is Aira Access? Individuals can use Aira for free through Aira Access. We’ve partnered with some of the most well-known businesses in the world to provide free Aira Access to more people, in more ways. It is the ability for anyone to download the Aira app and use Aira for free; finding a hotel room, a conference room, reading a hotel menu, describing exhibit hall tables, or calling an Uber or Lyft to get to the airport.

Download the free Aira app as a Guest at www.aira.io/app today so you can use Aira for free while attending our event.

Accommodating Service Animals

We believe our event should be welcoming to everyone including service animals. A service animal relief area and water station will be located on a patio off the main conference room. Additional areas of grass are available just outside the museum.

Other Accommodations

We have many other accommodations built into the design of our event including, but not limited to, a sensory break space, fidget tools, thoughtful layout design, food accommodating multiple dietary needs and environmentally friendly straws.

Venue and Transportation

The Computer History Museum is a nonprofit organization with a four-decade history as the world’s leading institution exploring the history of computing and its ongoing impact on society. The Museum is dedicated to the preservation and celebration of computer history and is home to the largest international collection of computing artifacts in the world, encompassing computer hardware, software, documentation, ephemera, photographs, oral histories, and moving images. For more information about the Museum and current exhibits https://www.computerhistory.org/exhibits/

The Museum is approximately 2 miles from the Mountain View Caltrain/VTA Light Rail Station located at Castro and Evelyn Streets in downtown Mountain View.

For more information on routes including fares and schedules, please visit Caltrain and VTA web sites.

Click here for driving directions.

Yellow Cab of Silicon Valley

Yellow Cab of Silicon Valley

Wheelchair Accessible Transportation Sponsored by Yellow Cab

Wheelchair accessible transportation will be provided from the Mountain View Caltrain / VTA Light Rail Station through Yellow Checker Cab Co by arrangement in advance. Please contact Anne Cohen at anne@disabilityhealthaccess.com by 5/13/19 to make arrangements.

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