Accessibility

Here at Queen City Anime Convention, we want to make your visit as enjoyable as possible. We seek to provide equal access to its participants with disabilities in accordance with State and Federal Law. Due to the convention’s limited resources, convention staff may be required to discuss your reasonable accommodation with you in order to attempt to meet your needs. Seating is limited, and is available on a first come, first serve basis. We ask that you be cooperative, and prompt for seating times for events you would like to see.

We provide attendees with accessibility stickers, available at the information desk, to identify to staff those who may need assistance as well as put any emergency contact information.

The convention provides a variety of services to help you enjoy your QCAC experience. Including but not limited to:

  • Convention schedule in large print available upon request (requested at least two weeks in advance of the convention), or we can email you an electronic version to be downloaded to your screen-reading device.
  • Staff working all areas of the convention to keep the area accessible for people with disabilities.
  • Microphones will be used by all panelists, and available to all audience members asking questions. Panelists and audience members will be instructed on how to use the devices without blocking their mouths while speaking so those who lip-read will be able to do so. Anyone at any time can request a question or answer be repeated.
  • Accommodations for those who are unable to wait in line for extended periods of time. Please see a nearby staff member for assistance.

Regarding service animals – Please note that service animals are welcome and encouraged should they be needed so long as they adhere to the ADA guidelines. Note that NC law only allows dogs and miniature horses as service animals. Please see https://www.ada.gov/regs2010/serviceanimalqa.html for more resources

The volunteer staff of Queen City Anime Convention takes responsibility for living up to its policies. We ask all attending badge holders to contribute to our philosophy of inclusion. Below are ways everyone can contribute:

  • Elevator use: Those able to use stairs can leave the elevators available to those who cannot. This ensures all members can move between meeting spaces, rooms, and restaurants with the fewest barriers possible.
  • Interacting with Service Animals: Service animals are “on duty” and trained to focus on their companion. Service animals should not be petted, distracted, or offered food at any time unless their companions give specific permission.

If you have any accessibility related concerns or questions please contact: accessibility@queencityanimecon.com