Accessibility Information

Getting to the host hotel

ONA20 will be held at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. For specific details about room accessibility, please visit their website.

The main entrance to the venue is on the ground floor via main doors on Peachtree Street. The entrance features a push button for the door.

What to expect on site

We require participants to adhere to our Code of Conduct. To report a problem, you can ask a volunteer to assist in finding an appropriate staff member. Staff are trained to manage a variety of requests. You can also email Chief Knowledge Officer, Trevor Knoblich, or Director of Programs, Jennifer Mizgata,

  • Maps are available at the registration desk and via our conference app, Guidebook
  • Most, if not all, presentations are in English.
  • Sponsor lounges are provided throughout the venue for anyone needing a quiet space to relax and recharge.
  • Some restrooms will be designated as all-gender; we’re determining locations with the hotel.
  • The conference room and our reserved common areas will have physical access lanes that are at least 3.5-feet wide.
  • Chairs in the conference rooms are armless.
  • Anyone can reserve a front-row seat or general space for their wheelchair/mobility device. You will be able to note this request in your registration form, or you can contact by Monday, Aug. 31.
  • We are happy to provide on-site ASL interpreters. You will be able to note this request in your registration form, or you can contact by Monday, Aug. 31.
  • We will provide transcription services for sessions we live stream.
  • Per the host hotel: “Service dogs are welcome for persons with disabilities.”
  • Because our focus is on the journalism community, who avidly document their experiences, we do not restrict photography; that said, we ask anyone taking photographs to be mindful of others and ask permission whenever possible.

What to expect if you’re remote

  • Audio recordings will be provided for a large proportion of educational sessions. We record most sessions, with exceptions being interactive table discussions and in cases when participants request the conversation to be off-record.
  • All sessions marked as live stream, including our opening remarks and Online Journalism Awards, will have real-time transcription, followed by transcripts provided in English shortly after our event ends.