Accessibility at Prospect Development 2024

Apra's annual conference, Prospect Development 2024, is committed to providing universal access and welcome guests of all abilities. You may submit a request for an accommodation through the registration form by email to abrooks@aprahome.org. Please review the Seattle Convention Center Accessibility Guide for additional information.

What Dietary Restrictions are offered?

All meals will have gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options. During the registration process please submit your dietary restrictions so we have an accurate headcount. If you have a different restriction from the above, please submit your request and we will do our best to accommodate.  

Where are the accessible paths of travel located?

Accessible entrances

Arch at 705 pike

There are three pedestrian, street level entrances with push-button automatic doors for accessibility. Two are located on the south side of Pike Street between 7th and 8th Avenues. Both these entrances have ramp access. The third entrance, on Convention Place at the shuttle drop-off location, has a ramp.

Arch at 800 Pike

Building access is through the main doors located on the north side of Pike Street between 8th and 9th Avenues. This entrance has ramp access.

Interior Accessibility

Elevators 11 and 12

Elevators 11 and 12 initiate on level 1 in the Pike Street Lobby. Elevators 11 and 12 mainly support the portion of the building that includes Room 2AB, 3AB and Halls 4DEF. Elevators 11 and 12 terminate on level 4 in the skybridge lobby. These elevators are only accessible during event activity.

Elevator 14

Elevator 14 is in the middle section of the Pike Street Lobby. Elevator 14 is used strictly to bypass the stairs that transition to the lobby stairs. Elevator 14 should be used to transfer to Elevators 6 and 7 if your event is in Halls 4AB or on Levels 2, 3, 4, or 6.

Elevators 6 and 7

Elevators 6 and 7 initiate on Level 1 and are in the south corner of Level 1, next to Convention Place. Elevators 6 and 7 travel to Levels 1-6 of SCC.  For security reasons this elevator may terminate at level 4 during some events. In these circumstances, you can access Level 6 by exiting these elevators at Level 4 and heading to your right to Elevators 1 and 2.

Elevators 1 and 2

Elevators 1 and 2 initiate on Level 4 inside the Atrium Lobby. These elevators access the Level 6 Ballrooms, Meeting Rooms 601-620, and Level 5 for Rooms 504-508.

Is there accessible seating in the session rooms? 

Yes, Apra will reserve seats in the front and the back of the room. In addition, there will be seats pulled for people in wheelchairs or other assistive equipment.

Where do you find Accessible parking?

The Arch garage can be accessed on 8th avenue between Pike Street and Seneca Street. The standard hours of operation are 5:30am – 12am. There are 16 accessible parking spaces at the end of Aisle F on the blue level of the garage. If parking in one of the accessible spaces, follow the blue path to enter SCC at Arch at 705 Pike. Both parking levels access Arch using a ramp. As you enter Arch at 705 Pike from the parking structure, you will be on Level 3. An accessible elevator is on your right-hand side adjacent to room 310.

Does Apra have a quiet space for attendees?

Yes, Apra will have dedicated quiet space in room 309.

Does Apra have a mother’s room?

Yes, if you need to use the mothers room, please go to the registration desk to grab a key for room suite A.

What are the Apra wellness activities?

Apra Walks

Thursday, August 22, 2024

7:00AM Meet at the convention center lobby

Apra Breathes

Friday, August 23, 2024

7:15 AM – 8:00 AM in room 309

Are session slides available to attendees?

Yes, attendees can access session slides in the mobile app. We will also have an online file library where they can access all as well as bulk download.

In addition, virtual attendees will have the capability to have captions while watching sessions and the recordings.

Where can I rent scooter assistance?

The Seattle Convention Center wheelchairs are for use during medical emergencies only. Wheelchairs can be rented locally from the below companies:

Wheels for Feet

425-256-2882

Wheelsforfeet.com

Access Medical Equipment

206-365-770

Amerents.com

Scootaround

888-441-7575

Scotaround.com

What are the emergency procedures?

In the event of an evaluation or other emergency in the Arch, pick up any red phone for immediate assistance.

Seattle Convention Center (SCC) Security officers are available 24/7 to assist with safety and security concerns or to coordinate an emergency response.

You can dial Arch security directly at 206-694-5127.

AEDs are installed throughout the facility. In addition, three major hospitals are within five minutes of SCC.

Are there accessible restrooms?

Yes! All restrooms in SCC are accessible and include hands-free faucets. Arch family restrooms are located on Levels 4 and 5. The all-gender restroom is located on Level 4.

If you have any questions or concerns about accessibility, please reach out to Anna Brooks at abrooks@aprahome.org.