Accessibility

The ACPA18 Planning Team is committed to the creation of a convention experience that is accessible to all attendees. Throughout your registration and convention experience, please do not hesitate to contact us if you have difficulty accessing any portions of the convention, experience website incompatibility with adaptive technology, or have suggestions on how we can make this convention more accessible.

As we get to know Houston, our hotels, and the George R. Brown Convention Center, we will update this page with accessibility information.

If you have further questions about accessibility at Convention, please contact Mike Kutnak, the ACPA18 Access Coordinator.

Additional resources for individuals with disabilities:

Convention Experience

Culture and Language

From the Official Site for Houston, Texas:

“Houston has tremendous artistic and cultural assets and its internationally-renowned cultural institutions drive a growing creative economy. The city is home to over 35,000 working artists, the first and largest art car parade in the world, the largest rodeo in the world and one of the world’s largest and most respected international photographic events, FotoFest.  Houston is anchored by leading museums and performing arts organizations. It has the highest-attended youth museum for its size in the country, the largest “always free” proscenium outdoor theatre program in the country and the most Cultural Districts in the state — five — designated by the Texas Commission on the Arts. The First Ward has the highest concentration of artist studios in Texas — second in the nation after Hollywood.” (source link)

A supplemental reading to the city government’s website is a Los Angeles Times article entitled “How Houston has become the most diverse place in America” (source link)

Language

English is the primary language spoken in Houston. A high number of residents also speak Spanish or Spanish Creole. Some local attractions, such as the Museum of Fine Arts (source link) and the Houston Museum of Natural Science (source link), have attractions available in Spanish language. A comprehensive list of other languages spoken in Houston can be found at the city government’s website (source link).

Resources for Asian Pacific Islander Desi Communities

Resources for Native/Indigenous Communities

Resources for Latin@/x Communities

Resources for Pan-African Communities