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Code4Lib is committed to continuous improvement of the accessibility of its conference experience for both on-site and virtual attendees. We welcome feedback and suggestions for this ongoing effort.

Accommodation Requests or Questions

Contact with any questions, concerns, or accommodation requests related to the conference.

Meals and dietary needs

Breakfast and lunch will be served on Tuesday and Wednesday. Meals with dietary information will be added to the schedule as they're finalized.

There is also food available for purchase at Maizie's Kitchen and Market on floor 1 of the League.

Live Captioning

During the general conference, Code4Lib 2024 will feature live captioning by streamtext. In order to improve the quality of this service, we ask everyone to speak slowly and clearly so the captioning service is able to accurately capture what you say. Any prerecorded sessions or talks will also be live captioned. These transcriptions will be applied to the captioning on the YouTube archive soon after the completion of the conference.

Quiet Room

For the General Conference days, the Kalamazoo Room will serve as a quiet room at the conference venue. The purpose of this room is to provide a quiet space so that attendees can take a mental or physical break from the many goings on. The room is open to all attendees during the conference hours.

If you use the Quiet Room, we ask you to abide by the following rules:

  • The quiet space is not for private discussions or meetings. Any talking should be brief and kept to a whisper.
  • While in the room, please turn off or silence any electronics, especially cellphones. This is not a space to make phone calls, catch up on emails, or otherwise do work. This is a space to relax.
  • If you want to listen to music, watch a video, etc., please wear headphones and keep the volume low. If someone asks you to further turn down the volume, please do so.
  • Personal belongings should not be left unattended.
  • Please leave the space in the same condition (or better) as you found it.
  • Food and drink is permitted but avoid noisy foods or anything with strong odors.
  • We will attempt to generally keep the lights as low as possible while maintaining a safe space.
  • Above all, respect your fellow conference goers in this space so that all of you can find a bit of quiet.
  • Please respect any requests for social distancing or mask wearing in this space.

Presentation Accessibility

Code4Lib encourages all of its presenters to produce and deliver accessible talks. A guide to accessible presentations will be available soon. Towards this efforts, we have collected a body of advice and best practices:

Code4Lib Accessible Presenting Guide

Microphone Usage

The single greatest act you can to do to promote accessibility at Code4Lib 2024 is to use the microphone. It doesn't matter if you think you are loud or you can project, you should use the microphone. It benefits everyone:

  • When a speaker uses the mic properly, you all hear them better.
  • When you ask a question with a mic, the speaker and everyone else hears your question.
  • Using the mic ensures everyone livestreaming or watching recorded talks can share the C4L experience.
  • Using the mic improves the quality of the live captioning feed.

Using a Microphone

Generally, the line of the microphone should always point towards your mouth and nose. For a handheld mic, hold it like a candy bar or at a 45 degree angle. Position a podium mic towards you.

Conference venues and transportation

The Local Planning Committee is committed to integrating accessibility considerations throughout our information about the conference. You can find details about accessibility of conference venues, as well as support for transportation on the respective pages.