Halfway to the Future: A two-day symposium in Nottingham, UK exploring the past, present, and future of HCI and design-based research.

Accessibility

Halfway to the Future will be held in the Albert Hall Conference Centre, Nottingham, UK. The venue is conveniently located in the city centre of Nottingham near to multiple hotels.

We are aware of commments online that there are parts of the venue which are not accessible by wheelchair. The Albert Hall Conference Centre has since installed additional lift access to improve the accessibility of the venue.

The Albert Hall has accessible toilets and during the symposium we will re-designate some of the gendered toilets as gender-neutral toilets.

The preferred hotel for guests, the Park Plaza, is fully accessible to those who are less-abled. Guests should contact the hotel in advance to receive specific advice. The hotel is a short distance (by pavement) from the Albert Hall Conference Centre. There is a small gradient on this hill between the Albert Hall and the hotel.

The symposium dinner will also take place in the Park Plaza. Although the dinner will take place on the 11th floor, the nearest accessible toilet is by lift to the ground floor. This is also the nearest gender-neutral toilet in the hotel.

Most public transport in Nottingham is fully wheelchair accessible, with all major bus operators operating buses with at least low-floor buses, with most of the buses having designated bays for wheelchair users as well as priority seats for those less-abled. NET, the Nottingham tram system, only operates 100% low floor trams, all of which are wheelchair accessible. Some trains which stop at Nottingham Railway Station have a gap between the platform and the train—staff on the train or at the station can provide a ramp for wheelchair users. Nottingham has an extensive network of taxis, many of which can carry individuals with a wheelchair. When booking a taxi, you should explain your needs to the taxi company.

If you have any concerns regarding accessibility, please do not hesitate to contact the Local Arrangements Chair. If you wish to make the organisers aware of any accessible arrangements prior to the symposium, please contact the Local Arrangements Chair.

With thanks to our sponsors:

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With thanks to our sponsors:

University of Nottingham logo

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