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Accessibility and Inclusivity

GBTA is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive event that enables all individuals to engage fully. Our targeted initiatives are listed below.

If you need a reasonable accommodation beyond what is listed below to attend this event, please contact Nicole Seely, Senior Event Manager, at nseely@gbta.org or 703-684-0836. We will do our best to accommodate all requests.

Requests should be made no less than three (3) weeks before the event. We will attempt to fulfill requests made after this date but cannot guarantee they will be met.

  • The Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas (KBHCCD) is ADA compliant. It is our goal to implement new standards as they are introduced. In accordance with the ADA, the KBHCCD is responsible for and provides permanent premises access accommodations such as, but not limited to: wheelchair lifts, elevator standards, door width standards and restroom accessibility.
  • Please see the map in the link here with access points, elevators, escalators, ramps, etc.
  • More information coming soon related to Scooter rentals, registration, food & beverage, accessible seating plans, and hotel shuttle transportation.

  • Information on auditory accommodations coming soon.

  • Information on GBTA Website ADA Compliance coming soon.
  • GBTA Convention signage will make an effort to utilize as much large print text signage as possible.

  • Attendees can make hotel accommodation requests directly to the hotel. We have communicated possible accommodation needs and we will be happy to assist should you have any difficulty getting assistance.

  • Pets are not allowed at the KBHCCD; however, service animals are welcome. The KBHCCD follows ADA guidelines regarding service animals. All ADA service animal guidelines may be found 
  • Remember that service animals are working and are not pets. Do not touch, pet, or feed treats to a service animal without the owner’s permission.

  • GBTA provides the following food and beverage meals and refreshments to all attendees as part of the Convention program.
    • Sunday, August 13
      • Welcome Reception - 5:15 PM - 7:30 PM - Light hors d'oeuvres, Beer and wine, Nonalcoholic drinks.
    • Monday, August 14
      • Coffee Break - 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM - Coffee, Hot teas, Water.
      • Main Stage Lunch - 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM - Plated Lunch, menu and ingredients below.
    • Tuesday, August 15
      • Coffee Break - 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM - Coffee, Hot teas, Water.
      • Main Stage Lunch - 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM - Plated Lunch, menu and ingredients below.
  • Menus with ingredients will be available closer to the event.
  • If you have a specific Dietary Restriction or Allergy, please make sure to complete the question in the registration form so we may provide those special meals where applicable.
  • GBTA strives to make most of our Convention food and beverage offerings accessible to everyone. All food items will be labeled onsite and banquet staff will be knowledgeable about menu ingredients and allergens.
  • When you arrive onsite and need a special meal (kosher, halal, vegan, etc.) please notify one of the banquet staff members and they will assist you.

  • Please avoid the use of fragrance, parfum, perfume and/or cologne for those who are sensitive to chemicals.

  • KBHCCD has partnered with Mamavato provide two self-contained pods that give nursing mothers a private place to nurse and/or pump. They are conveniently located on Level 2, one by the Arena and another by the Food Court.

  • Please see the map in the link here for locations.

  • GBTA is dedicated to providing a welcoming environment and Convention experience that is inclusive, equitable, and accessible. During registration you will be asked to select your preferred personal pronoun from the list below. If you select "Prefer to not answer" nothing will print on your badge. If you select any of the other 4 options, your selection will be printed on your badge.
    • Prefer not to answer (NOTHING will print on your badge)
    • She/Her (will print on your badge)
    • He/Him (will print on your badge)
    • They/Them (will print on your badge)
    • Other (will print on your badge) *open text box

  • Please see the link to our policy here.

If you need a reasonable accommodation beyond what is listed above to attend this event, please contact Nicole Seely, Senior Event Manager, at nseely@gbta.org or 703-684-0836.

Requests should be made no less than three (3) weeks before the event. We will attempt to fulfill all requests and will do our best fulfill any requests made after this date but cannot guarantee they will be met.