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Accessibility for People with Disabilities & Special Needs

The Pennsylvania Convention Center is ADA compliant. In accordance with the ADA, the Center is responsible for permanent premises access accommodations, such as wheelchair lifts, elevator standards, door width standards and restroom accessibility. The Center does not provide any public parking facilities and, as a result, is not required to provide accessible spaces.

TTY is available in the Convention Center on any public phone by dialing 9711.

If you require special services, please contact Director of Meetings, Alison Harris at 301-347-9346 or at

Scooter and Wheelchair Rental

The Pennsylvania Convention Center offers scooter and wheelchair rentals through Scootaround. Daily rental fees are as follows:

  • $65.00 for Scooters
  • $25.00 for Wheelchairs

For Advance Rentals (recommended):

To reserve a scooter or wheelchair call 1-888-441-7575 and enter ext. 6101. It is recommended to reserve at least 72 hours in advance to guarantee your rental will be available when you arrive.

For Walk-Up Rentals:

The Fed Ex Office at the Pennsylvania Convention Center has a small inventory of (6) scooters and (4) wheelchairs on-site. Because this inventory is for on-site, walk-up rentals only, please note scooters and wheelchairs are available on first come, first serve basis.

Interpretation Services (including American Sign Language)

If you need translation services for the 2017 ASCB | EMBO Meeting, please contact Language Services Associates (LSA) directly at 800-305-9673 or Language Services Associates is a nationwide full service firm providing translators and interpreters in 180 languages.

For more information about accessibility, contact ASCB Meeting Manager,Heather Smith, 301-347-9325.