Mobility Impaired Attendees

Richmond International Airport (RIC)

All areas of the airport are handicap accessible. Skycaps and airline personnel are available if assistance is needed.

Scooter and Wheelchair Rental

Scooters and wheel chairs are available for rent in Richmond, Virginia, from two suppliers:

Westbury Pharmacy has three scooters available for rent at $80 per week including pick-up and delivery. They also have wheel chairs for rent and may be reached at 804-285-3428 or http://westburypharmacy.com/.

West Home Health Care has scooters for rent for $20 per day plus a delivery charge and will only accept reservations two weeks in advance.  They also have wheel chairs for rent and may be reached at 804-353-7703 or http://whhci.com/.

Williamsburg Mobility has scooters for rent for $45 per day with free delivery.  People 65 years of age or older get a 10% discount.  They also have wheelchairs for rent for $75 per week with a one week minimum.  They can be reached at 757-561-5262 or http://williamsburgmobility.com/.

Greater Richmond Convention Center (GRCC)

Conference events will be held at both the Marriott Hotel and The Greater Richmond Convention Center. Both facilities are ADA compliant with wheelchair ramps, elevator standards, door width standards, and rest room accessibility.  Details for the GRCC can be found at http://www.richmondcenter.com/attending/visitor-services/ and for the Marriott Hotel at http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/ricdt-richmond-marriott/ under “Accessibility.”

Lecture Rooms at the Conference

The back row of lecture rooms will be reserved for wheelchairs and scooters. Signs will be posted on the back of the chairs that are directly in front of this row. People in wheelchairs and scooters will be able to wheel in and out easily. Room monitors will be available to help with placement.

Wheelchairs and scooters cannot be parked in aisles, because they create a safety hazard for others.

Attendees who are in a wheelchair or scooter and have hearing difficulties may request a place in the front of the room. Please arrive at the lecture room at least 30 minutes before the session begins so the room monitor can arrange to seat you in the front.

An ASL interpreter will be provided if requested thirty days before the conference.

Additional Conference Hotels

Each of the five convention hotels have a limited number of handicap rooms available. Contact information for the hotels can be found under “Accommodations” on the conference website http://conference.ngsgenealogy.org/attend/accommodations/.

Conference Parking

Handicap parking is available in all the self-park lots on a first-come-first-served basis. Valet parking is available at the Marriott Hotel.

Tours

The Richmond Discoveries’ Tours do not include wheelchair accessible motor coaches. The coaches will accommodate most individuals who can enter a motor coach with limited assistance. Some of the tours require some walking. Check with Richmond Discoveries’ Tours for questions about specific tours at phone: 804-222-8595.

Questions? Contact NGS Registrar Courtney Holmes at registration@ngsgenealogy.org or refer to FAQs.

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