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Annual Meeting Location Accessibility & Health Information

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LOCATION ACCESSIBILITY & HEALTH INFORMATION

This page outlines the accessibility of the Annual Meeting's location. This includes information about the accessibility of the Vancouver Convention Centre, local businesses, and a list of clinics, health services, and hospitals in Vancouver. There are also additional resources available on this page.

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Mobility Assistive Equipment Rental Options

Due to the size of the AAA Annual Meeting, sessions are sometimes spread out and distances between sessions can be considerable. Some attendees may want to consider renting a scooter, wheelchair, or walker in Vancouver. AAA suggests the below options when considering mobility assistive devices for rent. You are responsible for renting any mobility assistive device you need.

SelfCare Home Health Products Ltd.

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Scooter City

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List of Clinics, Health Services, Hospitals, and Veterinarians

The below listings are organized from closest to further locations to the Vancounver Convention Centre

Clinics

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Pharmacy

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Doctors

If you are searching for a specific doctor, please use Doctors of BC’s “Find a Doctor” Search by clicking this link for further information. 

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Additional Health Service Tools

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Hospitals

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Veterinarians for Guide Dogs & Service Animals

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Accessibility of Local Businesses

This section is still being developed and will be available by the middle of October.

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Additional Disabled Traveler Resources

More resources for disabled travelers going to Vancouver may be found at TourismVancouver.com's Disabled Traveler Resources Page

Additional information related to planning your time in an accessible manner in Vancouver may also be found at TourismVancouver.com's Experiencing Vancouver Page

DisabledTravelers.com is another resource to review when considering your travel plans. 

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Vancouver Convention Centre Accessibility

The above information is modified from the Vancouver Convention Centre Accessibility Page.

The Vancouver Convention Centre also completed an accessibility questionnaire. The information is found in the below table. 

Note: The below answers have been self-reported by the Convention Centre. 

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The tables on this page include color coding for anyone who benefits from visual distinctions.
Red indicates an inaccessible feature. Green indicates an accessible feature. Blue indicates an accessible feature found only in accessible guest rooms. Uncolored cells provide additional detail about accessibility.

 

Parking

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Designated Disability Self-Parking Spots? # of Disability Self-Parking Spots Distance? Other Options?
Yes Disability Parking Spots 6 disability parking spots There are 5 disabled parking spots at the entrance and 1 disabled parking spot at the office entrance. Disability parking is available in the East Building with 4 additional spots.

Entering the Centre

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Stairs or Steps to Enter? Lift or Ramp Available? Inaccessible Entrance? Suggested Entry Location?
Yes Stairs or Steps Yes Lift or Ramp is available No information available The parking garage for the west building is on the same level as our Burrard Lobby.
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All Automated Doors? Push Button Required IF Automated? If not all automated, where are the Automated Doors? What types or doors are used to enter the Centre?
Not All Automated Doors Yes Push Button Required The Burrard Main Entrance and Thurlow Entrance both have one set of doors automated. The rest are standard. Swing open doors to enter the Centre

Navigating the Centre

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Stairs, Steps, & Elevators Return to Centre Table of Contents
Ramp or Level Ground to All Public Centre Areas? If public spaces not accessible, are alternative routes available? Elevators to All Public Levels & Distance to Main/Accessible Entrances? Audio Announcements in Elevators to Each Floor?
Not All Flat Surfaces without Stairs or Steps Yes Alternatives Routes to Public Areas without Stairs or Steps Available Yes Elevators; 15' from Burrard entrance and 140' from Thurlow entrance Yes Audio Announcements in elevators
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Lobby Floor Surfaces Hallway Floor Surfaces Bar Floor Surfaces Restaurant Floor Surfaces
Tile in the lobby Carpet in the hallways Concrete in the bar Concrete in the restaurant
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Seating Available in Main Lobby? Various Heights of Seating Available? Type of Lighting Used? Background Music Playing?
Yes Seating Available Various Seating Heights Not Available LED lighting No Background Music Playing
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Braille on Signage? Tactile Centre Maps Available? Alternative Versions of Printed Centre Material? Power Outlets Easily Available for Guest Use in Public Spaces?
Yes Braille on Signage No Tactile Maps Available Digital (for screen reader users) Versions of Printed Centre Material Available Yes Power Outlets Easily Available for Use
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Relief Areas for Service Animals Available? Clearly Marked Relief Areas? Public TVs Include Closed Captioning? Can Employees Turn On Closed Captioning If Asked?
No Relief Areas Available for Service Animals No relief areas n/a n/a
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Fragrance-free hotel?
If not, what scents?
Scented cleaning products? If yes, will unscented cleaning products be used during the Annual Meeting? Complimentary Water Available?
If yes, what is in the water?
Yes Fragrance-Free Cleaning Products Not Scented n/a Yes Complimentary Water Provided
Includes...
  • Ice

Restrooms

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Accessible Restroom Available on Main Level without Use of Elevator? Multi-user or Single-user Restrooms? At least one stall with grab bars in restroom? Hand Drying Options?
Yes Accessible Restroom on Main Level without Use of Elevator Single-user Restrooms Yes Restroom Stall with Grab Bars Available Hand towels available
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Fragrance-Free Restrooms? If no, will unscented cleaning products be used during the Annual Meeting? Gender-Neutral Restrooms Available? Type of Lighting in Restrooms?
Yes Fragrance-Free n/a Yes Gender-Neutral Restrooms Available LED lighting

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