Accessibility

Accessibility

Last updated 5.5.2022

We welcome everyone to our programming and are committed to making our 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 ALTA programming, such as ASL interpreting, CART captioning, or captioned videos, please contact Program Manager Kelsi Vanada (520-621-1757).  

We encourage all attendees to continue to check this page as our 2022 planning continues. It will be updated frequently throughout the upcoming months.

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

Captioning

All virtual sessions (panels, roundtables, multilingual workshops, and bilingual readings) will be captioned using Zoom's automatic transcription feature. Events open to the general public (our Travel Fellows Reading and Awards Ceremony) will be CART-captioned.

CART captioning for any virtual event (seminars, roundtables, workshops, pitch sessions, readings) is available upon request through the University of Arizona's Disability Resource Center. Requests must be made at least two weeks in advance of a given event. To request captions, contact Kelsi Vanada by email or by phone at (520) 621-1757. 

ASL Interpretation 

Sign language interpreters are available upon request through the University of Arizona's Disability Resource Center, for virtual events. Requests must be made at least two weeks in advance of a given event. To request an interpreter, contact Kelsi Vanada by email or by phone at (520) 621-1757. 

Recordings

All virtual panels, roundtables, bilingual readings, and special events will be recorded. Recordings will be uploaded to our Crowdcast page and captioned with Zoom's automatic transcription. (If you would like to request a recording with more accurate captions as an accommodation, please write to Kelsi Vanada at kelsi@literarytranslators.org.) Attendees can access event recording through the Crowdcast link sent to your confirmation email from Eventbrite, whenever you register for an event. Please be patient as our staff edits and uploads recordings.

For presenters

All presenters and readers are asked to help make our programming accessible by following these guidelines for giving accessible presentations.

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

Papers

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.