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IAS 2023

Accessibility at IAS 2023


IAS 2023 is committed to accommodating the needs of individuals with disabilities. It provides the following services:

  • Accessibility desk
  • Free registration for personal assistance (upon request and approval of required documentation)
  • Wheelchairs (upon request)
  • Live translation of speech into text (CART, or real-time captioning) for selected key sessions
  • Stage lift for speakers (upon request)

For any accessibility-related questions, please contact

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Conference accessibility

Accessibility desk

For questions related to assistance on site, people with disabilities should go to the accessibility desk, located in the registration area during the official registration opening hours. 

Personal assistance (upon request and approval of required documentation)

Delegates with specific accessibility needs who wish to bring their own assistant with them (such as a sign language interpreter or other assistant) should contact

Wheelchairs (upon request)

Delegates will be able to borrow manual wheelchairs at the accessibility desk. Requests must be sent in advance to accessibility@ias2023.orgThe use of the wheelchair is free. The wheelchairs can be used only inside the venue.

Real-time captioning (CART) for selected key sessions

Real-time captioning (CART) will be provided for the opening ceremony, the daily plenary sessions, and the rapporteur and closing session.

Stage lift (upon request)

The IAS has arranged a stage lift for the conference. Speakers who have a particular need for a stage lift should contact by 27 June 2023.

Venue accessibility

The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre is accessible to anyone with reduced mobility. Amenities at the centre include access ramps, lifts, and visual and audible emergency warning signals. For more information, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre Access Guide here.

The IAS promotes the use of non-stigmatizing, people-first language. The translations are all automated in the interest of making our content as widely accessible as possible. Regretfully, they may not always adhere to the people-first language of the original version.