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Accessibility Information


New York City

For general accessibility information, go to Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities,

Public Transportation to Hunter

Wheelchair accessible busses operate throughout the city. A Metrocard is needed to board all NYC public transportation. Downtown busses uses stop outside of Hunter at 68t & Lexington Avenue. Crosstown busses going east also stop outside of Hunter at 68h and Lexington Avenue. Uptown busses on 3rd Avenue and Park Avenue stop one block from Hunter. The Lexington Avenue #6 subway train stops at 68th street, directly beneath Hunter College, but is not wheelchair accessible. Fares are a flat $2.50 per ride. For more information, see


Taxis Cabs

Only a few public taxis are accessible: about 200 of the city's fleet. They are marked as such. Unfortunately, there is no dispatch system for these taxis, so it's a case of if you're fortunate enough to see one, you can hail it.

Livery Cabs and Limousines

Companies with for-hire vehicles such as livery cabs and limousines are required to provide wheelchair-accessible service upon request.  This is a list of the base stations in the NYC area:


Hunter College

The campus of Hunter College is wheelchair accessible. The main entrance is in the West Building (Note: there is no wheelchair access at street level to the East Building; a walk/roll-way links the two buildings).


Specific Needs

Conference participants should make their accessibility needs known at time of registration so that the conference committee can arrange for necessary accommodations. Accessibility concerns can be directed to the conference accessibility coordinator, Belinda Amoako at

Presentation Considerations

Any presenter using handouts must bring alternative formats. We recommend 10-15 hardcopies in 12-point font for sighted participants. Also bring 2-3 large print copies in 16-point font and at least one disk copy with the document saved in Microsoft word format. Presenters using visuals (e.g., overheads, powerpoints, etc.) must be prepared to describe the visuals to accommodate visually impaired or blind participants. If a sign language interpreter is used, presenters must be prepared to speak slowly enough for the interpreter to accurately interpret what is being said. All participant packets will contain color-coded index cards that can be held up when an audience member requests a presenter to either slow down or provide clarification.




















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