We here at Bucconeer are dedicated to the principle that all folks are entitled to equal enjoyment of the convention. We are also aware that this is frequently easier said than done. Handicap Access is here to try to provide some of the extra help some of us need, including, but not necessarily limited to: American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreters, wheelchairs, motorized scooters, publications in Braille, oversize print (OSP), cassette or diskette format, need-based seating, and line jumping privileges where necessary.
Most of these services require advanced planning, and some have costs attached. Our goal is to provide them for you with a minimum of fuss, so we really need to know as soon as possible who will need what. Some items may require payment, but the charge will not be greater than the actual cost to the convention.
Please take a few minutes to answer these questions, so we may best serve you. All information will be held in the strictest confidence. Include your name, membership number (from your mailing label), postal and e-mail addresses, and telephone number. Include the same information for your helper if applicable.
Will you need publications in Braille, OSP, audio cassette, or diskette format? Do you need mobility assistance such as a standard wheelchair, power wheelchair, or motorized scooter? Include your approximate weight and height since we need to know this information to acquire the proper size device. Motorized devices may have a fee. We will notify all respondents when the actual costs are known.
Will you need audio assistance such as an ASL interpreter (for major events) or closed captioning? Special seating or early entry/line jumping privileges? Please explain your seating needs.
Would you like to volunteer to work in an area, but need modifications so you may do so? Just let us know, and we'll try to work something out. Please send your comments, suggestions, or requests to:Marcia Kelly Illingworth