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AccessU 2020 attendee information about accommodations, transportation options, and accessibility requests is provided to help you schedule and plan your travel and conference-related events while attending AccessU this year.

Hotel

AccessU 2020 conference attendees will be accommodated at Holiday Inn Austin Town Lake.

Register for AccessU to receive the group code to secure the group rate which is available only for bookings between the following dates:

  • Arrive: Sunday, May 10, 2020
  • Depart: Friday, May 15, 2020
  • Group Rate: $135.00

Hotel location: 20 North IH-35 Austin, Texas 78701

Reservations must be made by April 19, 2020.

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You can also call toll free: 1-888-615-0509. Upgrades are available for $20.00 a night.

Please note group rates are only available during contracted dates. If you need to reserve additional dates, inform the Sales Manager, Allison Degroote, 512-472-8211, adegroote@pacificahost.com.

If you are receiving a “group code error” on the Holiday Inn website:

  • Double check your arrival and departure dates to ensure you have selected dates between May 10th and May 15th.
  • Once you have confirmed your dates, re-enter the Group Code: ACU

Accessibility Accommodations at AccessU

Knowbility is happy to arrange accessibility accommodations for conference attendees and instructors. Please email AccessU@knowbility.org by May 1, 2020, in order to submit your request for ASL interpreters, large-text course materials, Braille materials, or other accommodations.

If you will be accompanied by an authorized care provider, please provide their full name. There is no fee for authorized care providers who come attend with paid attendees. However, they will not receive conference materials and must accompany the attendee at all sessions.

Shuttle Service Hotel ↔ AccessU

Shuttle service provided to AccessU attendees staying at the Holiday Inn Austin Town Lake. Shuttles will depart in the morning prior to the conference, and at the end of each day of the conference. Shuttles will not be available during lunchtime.

Transportation Airport ↔ Hotel

Complimentary airport shuttle service is provided by the Holiday Inn Austin Town Lake. To schedule a pick-up, please call the Holiday Inn at 1-888-615-0509 when you arrive at baggage claim. Please note: Holiday Inn’s complimentary airport shuttle service is not wheelchair accessible.

… for Wheelchair Users

If you need wheelchair accessible transportation from the airport to the hotel, Holiday Inn Austin Town Lake will pay for your taxi ride. Once you land in Austin, book a wheelchair accessible vehicle with Yellow Cab Austin by calling 512-452-9999 or through the Yellow Cab Austin app. Once you arrive at the hotel, the driver will collect payment from the hotel front desk. Payment should not be made via the app.

Plan Your Schedule

Our full conference schedule for the 2020 John Slatin AccessU will be published soon.

Please keep the following in mind:

  • Breakfast and lunch are provided each day.
  • Be mindful that some classes are 3-hour classes, not the typical 1.5-hour long session.
  • Note: If your class is BYOL (bring your own laptop) and, if so, if there is any software you need to download.