PLA works to make sure your experience will be a pleasant and accessible one. Here are the features we'll have in place to ensure that the PLA 2020 Conference is accessible to all:

  • We caption the Opening Session, the Closing Session, and the Big Ideas Series.
  • We have accessible sleeping rooms in our hotel block. There are rooms for the deaf, blind, and attendees in wheelchairs. When booking your hotel room, you can request specific aids or services needed for your stay. Experient staff will contact you to confirm your needs. Please be sure to reconfirm your requests with your hotel prior to arrival.
  • Leader animals of all kinds are welcome throughout the PLA Conference.
  • The entire fleet of Nashville MTA buses is ADA accessible. For more information, visit

American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreters

PLA coordinates interpreting services for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. To use the service, interpreter requests should be made when registration opens. Please contact Melissa Faubel Johnson at no later than Friday, January 31, 2020.

Mobility Assistance

Based upon availability in each city, PLA maintains a limited number of scooters and wheelchairs on a first-come, first-served basis for attendees that require mobility assistance. PLA offers these scooters on a complimentary basis to be used during regular session hours. For liability reasons, these scooters are for use in the Music City Center only. Scooter pick-up and drop-off will be at the Special Assistance counter in Registration, located in the Music City Center. You will be asked to sign-out and return the scooters daily with the attendant. If you require mobility assistance and would like to reserve a scooter prior to the show, we'll begin accepting reservations when registration opens. Please contact Melissa Faubel Johnson at no later than Friday, January 31, 2020. Reservation requests cannot be taken after the February 3, 2020 deadline; however, additional scooters will be available for use during the conference.

Scooters/Wheelchairs in the Exhibits Hall

Scooters and wheelchairs are permitted on the exhibit floor as long as they are in use at all times. Wheeled carts, however, are not permitted at any time. If you have a medical condition requiring you to use a cart, please bring a doctor's note to the Special Assistance counter in the Registration area.