We at BayCon have been well aware of different concerns that arise in the fannish community. Over the years we have worked to be on the forefront of getting policies in place to help with harassment, security and of course accessibility at our events. These days however people want to see these policies in print and not just as something the ConCom says they are doing.
As you can see on our website we have a tab labeled Policies. Here is the Accessibility Policy in case you missed it.
BayCon is committed to continual efforts to make the convention a positive and accessible experience. Our goal is for all aspects of our convention to be accessible to all attendees.
We currently provide the following:
Wheelchair/scooter spaces and dedicated seating for disabled members in all programming spaces.
Project Oasis will be present to offer a quiet space for the duration of the con.
At peak hours, registration will provide alternate measures for those who are unable to stand for an extended period. Alternatives for those who need to bypass lines for large events are also available. Please contact programming to make those arrangements.
Any specific requests for accommodations we may not have covered should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org . We will happily work with you to provide an accessible and comfortable solution.
Attendees with allergies or scent and chemical sensitivities should note that the Marriott does use scented products in their cleaning. Please contact the hotel at booking to request allergen-free rooms.
We encourage able-bodied members to use the stairs at high traffic times in order to leave the elevators accessible to those for whom stairs are a barrier.
We request that all members be mindful that scented products are problematic for many attendees and to refrain from unnecessary fragrances at BayCon.
We remind smokers to please stay away from access points and the paths to those access points so that others may enter and exit the venue safely and comfortably.
You can find out more our policies on our policies page.