GII 2019 is wheelchair-accessible and there are accessible toilets in all buildings being used for the event.
If you would like to work with BSL interpreters for the conference, please get in touch with us. We will have a number of these Sondio handsets which act as personal hearing boosters and can be used with or without hearing aids. If you find you are struggling to hear, please just ask one of the access support staff on the day and they will be able to provide you with one and show you how to use it. For your comfort and hygiene, we recommend you bring your own headphones to use with the Sonidos. The devices have standard headphone sockets. We can supply a limited number of headphones if you are unable to bring your own.
Large text maps and schedules will also be offered at the Access Desk.
Devoted and Disgruntled uses a process called Open Space Technology. If you would like to know more about how this process works and what to expect, please see our separate guide to Open Space Technology here.
Devoted & Disgruntled events are always “relaxed performances”. You can move around whenever you need to. You can arrive and leave the event whenever you want. Stimming, tics, movements, and sounds are welcome throughout the main space.
Children are welcome at GII, as long as they are supervised by a parent or guardian. If a child is accompanying you, you need to sign in at the Main Reception of the university before each day of the event. We would recommend arriving 15 mins before the start of the day to make sure you have time to do this. Unfortunately we cannot offer this at the information desk at the conference. You can find the Main Reception in the Rickett Quadrangle. Here’s a map with the Reception indicated with a red ‘i’: https://www.mdx.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0033/284577/Hendon_Campus_Pocketmap_2016_v9.pdf.
There is free entry for Carers/Personal Assistants. This can be arranged by emailing Emma on firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 0207 240 4556.
Guide dogs are welcome in all Middlesex University spaces. Please do let us know if you would like any additional support to make your visit with your guide dog easier.
We are also happy to arrange a visit to the venue in advance, if you'd like an opportunity to familiarise yourself with the space. Please contact us if you'd like to discuss this.
If you have a question that is not answered here, please do get in touch with Emma on email@example.com or 0207 240 4556. If you use textphone, call through TextDirect by dialling prefix 18001 then our number.