→ How do I communicate accessibility needs to MUM 2022 organizers?
The Accessibility Chairs for MUM 2022 are Diogo Branco and Lauren Thevin, whose goal is to ensure the conference is accessible to everyone. You can contact them directly at any time by emailing email@example.com.
→ Who do I ask if my question is not answered here?
If there is specific accessibility information you would like to see here, or if you wish to discuss any conference accessibility requirements, please contact our Accessibility Chairs, Diogo Branco and Lauren Thevin by email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or our General Chairs, João Guerreiro and Augusto Esteves by email: email@example.com, and someone will respond to you shortly.
→ Will sign language interpretation or captioning be available?
Please make your request as early as possible and by November 15th. The conference will do its best effort to accommodate requests, but we cannot guarantee that interpreters or captioners will be available. Our Accessibility Chairs will follow up with you to discuss your needs in more detail.
→ What are the taxi and public transport options for getting to the conference venue?
See the Venue page for transportation services in Lisbon.
→ Who can I ask about accessibility in Lisbon?
For information about Lisboa, Portugal's accessibility, including public transport, go to Visit Portugal - Lisbon Accessible Tour.
→ Can a student volunteer assist me during the conference?
Student volunteers will be available to assist attendees with disabilities with navigation, meal service, or other accessibility needs. If you will need volunteer assistance at the conference, please indicate this on your conference registration form. Attendees who require personal care assistance should bring their own assistant. Personal care assistants do not need to register for the conference. If the assistant will be having food and drink provided by the conference during coffee/tea breaks, lunches, and/or the reception, we ask that these be added to the attendee's registration at the 'extra options' stage of the registration process.
→ What is the conference space like?
For the overall layout of the venue, please refer to this map of the conference space. The conference will be held on the 2nd floor of the C6 building. The main presentation sessions will be held in room 6.2.56, and the coffee breaks/poster sessions will be on the 1st floor of C6. Lunch will be on the 1st floor of C6. There are elevators available on the 2nd floor. Restrooms are near 6.2.56. The registration desks will be in near 6.2.56.
→ Will the conference be accessible by wheelchair or power scooter?
Yes, the conference will be accessible to wheelchair users. Student volunteers will be available on request to help with the lunch buffet, and there will be space for wheelchairs at the lunch tables.
→ What are the arrangements for presenters with accessibility needs?
Session presentations will take place in the 6.2.56 room. Poster sessions will take place on the 1st floor of C6. Presenters who need any accommodations should contact the Accessibility Chairs: Diogo Branco and Lauren Thevin at firstname.lastname@example.org. Wireless microphones will be available. If you would like a student volunteer to operate slides or guide you onto and off the stage, or have other accessibility requests please contact Diogo Branco and Lauren Thevin at email@example.com.
→ Can I bring my guide dog?
Yes! Guide dogs and other service animals are welcome at MUM 2022. Please indicate on your registration form if you anticipate bringing a service animal to the conference.
→ How much walking or standing will be needed?
The conference will require minimal walking as all presentation sessions are in a single room with breaks and poster sessions next door. Lunch is on the 1st floor of the C6 building. The conference rooms are near the elevator.
→ Will speakers and audience members asking questions be using a microphone?
Yes, microphones will be used for all speakers. Attendees with questions will be requested to use a microphone so that their question is more easily heard.
→ What food service will be provided?
The conference will provide buffet lunches, refreshments during breaks, a reception, and a dinner. There will be vegan and vegetarian options. If you have special dietary needs, please indicate these clearly on your registration form.
→ Can the conference accommodate special dietary needs?
Yes. Attendees who indicate special dietary requirements on their registration form will be provided with special meals when the conference catering does not accommodate them. If you have a severe allergy please indicate this on your registration form.
→ Will the conference be a smoke-free environment?
The entire conference venue is a non-smoking area.
→ What if I have a medical emergency or health problem during the conference? Does the venue have audible and visible fire alarms?
In case of emergency call 112 for an ambulance. The nearest hospital - Santa Maria Hospital is 1.1 kilometers away. If you require non-urgent medical care, please contact Diogo Branco and Lauren Thevin at firstname.lastname@example.org or ask any student volunteer. They will provide you with information about local doctors, specialists, chiropractors, etc.
→ Who should I contact if I have an access problem during the event?
You may contact the accessibility chairs at email@example.com in advance for private backchannel contact information.