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We want the festival to be fun for everyone! If you need assistance, there will be an Accessibility & Information station located in the Grand Lobby of the South Building on the Street Level. At the Accessibility & Information station, you can find access to ASL interpreters, assistive listening devices (ALDs), braille programs and other accessibility services. Please email with any accessibility questions or requests for accommodations.

Available Services

  • ASL interpreting services will be provided in all author stages during scheduled events and interpreters will also be available at the Accessibility Station.
  • Information on architectural accessibility for the Convention Center, including the location of curb cut-outs, ramps, elevators and restrooms can be found at External.
  • Wheelchairs will be available on a first-come first-served basis for visitors to check out and use during the festival. They will be available directly from the Convention Center at the Mt. Vernon Place Information Desk in the Grand Lobby, Street Level. A photo ID will be required to obtain a wheelchair.
  • Captioning will be provided through CART on all stages and will be accessible both on screen as well as on your personal device, such as a smartphone. In order to access the captioning from your personal device, please utilize the links below for the stage you are attending:
Stage Captioning URL
Inspiration Stage External
Creativity Stage External
Curiosity Stage External
Discovery Stage External
Library of Congress Pavilion External
Insight Stage External
Understanding Stage External
  • The Creativity Stage and Inspiration Stage will also be livestreamed via the Library of Congress YouTube page with open captioning for viewing on your personal device.