Convention Accessibility

NCA strives to make the annual convention accessible for all members and attendees.

For assistance with making a reservation or confirming accessibility equipped guest rooms, see specific hotel instructions below.

Sheraton Dallas

Book a room via the NCA room block. Email Kristin Sommers ( your name and confirmation number and your reservation will be updated to ADA accessible room.

Dallas Marriott City Center

Please contact the hotel rooming managers below during normal business hours (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM central):

Kim Sabo: 214-855-1719

Rosa Porras: 214-855-1727


If you would like to confirm the location and accommodations of your presentation room or a meeting room that you plan to visit, please contact the Convention Team. Room relocations/reassignments must be requested before September 8, 2017.


If you require assistance with sign language interpretation, sighted guides, or other accommodation, please contact the NCA Convention Team at before September 29, 2017. Attendees who do not make advance arrangements for services or equipment can contact a member of the NCA National Office staff onsite at the registration desk. Every reasonable effort will be made to assist attendees onsite however, NCA may not be able to provide all services or equipment due to availability or the time required to obtain them.

A quiet area will be available to guests during convention hours on Thursday - Sunday. Please request a room key from the NCA registration desk. Due to security policy, the room must remain locked.

Accessibility assistance volunteers will be stationed at the Skybridge between the Marriott and Sheraton to assist attendees traveling between the two hotels.

Assistive listening devices will be available for general sessions (NCA Opening Session, Carroll C. Arnold Distinguished Lecture, and the NCA Presidential Address and Awards Presentation).

Copies of the convention program in enlarged print are available upon request from the NCA Registration Desk.

A link to information on renting mobility assistance equipment such as scooters or wheelchairs can be found on the Hotel and Travel Information webpage. A wheelchair/scooter charging station will be located in the front of the exhibit hall along with charging stations for most mobile devices.

An Area of Evacuation Assistance will be established and clearly marked on each floor of the Marriott and Sheraton. If you need assistance locating this area, please contact an NCA staff member or hotel employee. In the event of a hotel evacuation during convention meeting hours, hotel staff will check this area for attendees who require assistance. In the event of a hotel evacuation outside of convention hours, attendees who require assistance are instructed to remain in their guest rooms. Please be sure to indicate that you may need assistance upon check-in.

Should you encounter any problems during the convention or need any additional information, please contact a member of the NCA National Office staff at the registration desk or email