Notice: ALTA43 is moving to a virtual platform.
Click here to read a statement from ALTA Board President Ellen Elias-Bursać.
Click here to read a statement from ALTA staff about changes to session and reading proposals

We welcome everyone to our conference and are committed to making our programming and events accessible, and to making arrangements that allow all attendees to participate in the conversation. With questions about access, or to request any disability-related accommodations that will facilitate your full participation in the ALTA conference, such as ASL interpreting, CART captioning, captioned videos, or electronic text, etc., please contact Program Manager Kelsi Vanada (520-621-1757). There is also a space in the conference registration form where you can make organizers aware of your access needs. 

Please be respectful of another person’s right to use accessibility resources.

Note: This page will be updated frequently with more detailed information as the conference approaches.

Virtual 2020 conference platform

ALTA is committed to selecting an accessible virtual conference platform. Please continue to monitor this page for more information as these decisions are made.


All conference events, both live and pre-recorded, will be captioned. Synchronous conference sessions will be live-captioned by a certified captioner. 

ASL Interpretation 

Sign language interpreters are available upon request through the University of Arizona's Disability Resource Center, provided requests are made at least a week in advance.  To request an interpreter, contact Kelsi Vanada by email or by phone at (520) 621-1757. When registering for the conference, you will also have the option to let us know your request for ASL interpretation through our registration form.

If your session or reading will be ASL interpreted, you must to provide copies of your notes or translations to the interpreter in advance, so that they may have adequate time to prepare.


All conference sessions will be recorded and available to conference registrants to view for a period of time after the conference ends.

For presenters

All presenters and readers will be asked to make our conference accessible by following these guidelines for giving accessible presentations.


ALTA is not a paper conference, and participants are asked not to read papers during their session. Referencing prepared bullet points or notes is allowed, and even encouraged, and accommodations will be made for those who need to read their presentation. However, papers are unavailable to be circulated before, during, or after sessions.