Inclusion and Accessibility

EDUCAUSE strives to hold meetings, conferences, and other professional events where all attendees feel welcome and barriers of any type do not exclude people from attending or participating. EDUCAUSE recognizes that long-term and lasting progress on this front will require time, sustained effort, and the cumulative impact of incremental and individual actions.

If you have any questions about our policies, or need special accommodations, please email [email protected] for assistance.



Hearing Impairments

Sign Language Interpreters

Interpreters are available with at least 21 days' advance notice. Requests received after this deadline will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Please email us at [email protected] for assistance.

If you have any needs that are not covered by these services, we would be happy to work with you to find/provide adequate accommodations. Please email us at [email protected].






Conference Venue

Rhode Island Convention Center

Scooters and Wheelchairs
Scooters and wheelchairs are available for rental from the following companies. You can get information, view pricing, and make reservations by going to their websites below.

Session Rooms
ADA seating areas will be available for all educational session rooms. Registrants with disabilities are given priority seating.


The Omni Providence
If you are looking to book an accessible room, please call Central Reservations directly (800-843-6664), rather than the web link. The Reservations Agent will then dive into greater detail about available accessible rooms.



Visual Impairments

On-site Assistance

With at least 21 days' advance notice, we can provide assistance to attendees who are blind or have limited vision. Requests received after this deadline will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Please email us at [email protected] for assistance.

Free Registration for Assistants

Free registration is available for assistants who are attending solely to support visually impaired attendees. To apply, please email us at [email protected].

Conference Agenda

A remediated, fully accessible version of our agenda will be available on the agenda webpage. Available in March



Dietary Restrictions

Special Meals

We can provide special dietary meal requests with at least 21 days' advance notice. Dietary requests received after this deadline will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Please alert us about dietary needs during the registration process or by contacting us at [email protected].




3rd Floor Lactation Room

The Rhode Island Convention Center has a lactation room located on the west end of the 3rd floor. Please visit the registration desk onsite to coordinate access to this room. This room is open to the public and recommended that you not store milk in this room. If you need refrigerated storage, please alert the staff at the registration desk onsite and we will assist.

Map to Lactation Room: 3rd Floor 


All-Gender Restrooms

All are welcome to use the restroom that best fits their identity.



Accessibility Resources for Presenters

EDUCAUSE has developed accessibility information for presenters, including a set of resources and best practices.

To see more about our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts, please visit our DEI page.