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Accessibility Information for Tolkien Moot

by Tolkien Moot Volunteer published Jul 05, 2017 06:35 AM, last modified Jul 09, 2018 07:41 PM
Accessibility Information for Tolkien Moot.

We are very concerned about accessibility for everyone to be able to attend TolkienMoot. We try to be as accomodating as possible for various accessibility needs. It is critical that you contact us as far in advance as possible if you have special accommodations necessary for participation. This event is held in a private residence, but we try to do the best we can to accomodate everyone.

Remember, Tolkien Moot is a free, peer-volunteer run event.

Wheelchair Access

If you require wheelchair access, please let us know in advance so we can setup our wheelchair ramp to the top floor. The bottom floor would have to be accessed via the slope on the side of the house to the rear of the house. We do not have a fully wheelchair accessible bathroom unfortunately, but we have one bathroom that may be possible to use, depending on the size of your chair. There are pinch points throughout the house on both floors.

The front door is just barely 32" wide, but opens into a wider foyer sufficient to maneuver.

We just measured the doors and found the following frustrating obstacles:

Bathroom (3 bathrooms) doors too narrow, from 31" down to 27".

While the RPG Trailer is able to be easily entered for gaming via the rear ramp, the bathroom and side door need to be remodelled (which has to go through a lengthy approval process by Washington State Labor & Industries). We do plan to make these changes as soon as we can raise the money to do so. The RPG Trailer can accommodate up to 3 wheelchairs. The bathroom is not wheelchair accessible.

The RPG Bus has a wheelchair lift, and we can accommodate up to 2 palers in wheelchairs. No bathroom.

Visual Impairment

We do have braille dice this year for tabletop players that have visual impairments.

Deaf & Hard-of-hearing (HoH) - American Sign Language (ASL)

We don't have a dedicate ASL interpreter for Deaf & Hard of Hearing participants (we welcome anyone that can volunteer to help!). Our founder, and some of his friends and helpers at the event, have ASL skills from beginner to intermediate, to somewhat advanced. We are looking into some technology solutions for future events that may help with this challenge. We welcome anyone that wants to bring along an interpreter to help with their participation.

Quiet Room

Depending on attendance levels, we hope to have a dedicate quiet room for those needing a break from the noise, stimulation, or just plain so many people. :-)

 

Other Accessibility Considerations

For any other accessibility concerns, questions, requests, suggestions, please do email our loose group of volunteers: tolkienmoot at gmail dot com.