ACCESSIBILITY

Rose City Comic Con strives to create an inclusive and friendly environment for all of its attendees. We are happy to provide a variety of services to help you enjoy your experience!

Getting to the Show

Trimet

Portland’s TriMet MAX light rail stops 300 times a day at our front door, connecting riders to downtown, surrounding neighborhoods, the Oregon Zoo, and Portland International Airport. Portland Streetcar’s Central Loop stops at our MLK lobby entrance every 15 minutes. Also, at the MLK lobby entrance, TriMet’s Bus Line No. 6 provides access to downtown stops and outlining areas.

Accessibility and Companion Bracelets

Rose City Comic Con provides accessibility bracelets and companion bracelets for those with mobility, vision, hearing, or other difficulties that allow attendees and companions wearing accessibility and companion bracelets to skip lines for autographs, and photo-ops and has access to seating for panels after VIP seating and before general admission. There will be some designated seating, however, you are not required to sit in those seats if you do not want to.

We have instituted a bag check due to increase the safety of our attendees. Anyone needing an accessibility bracelet should enter through the VIP entrance which also services as our Accessibility entrance to ensure a much shorter wait and faster access to the event.

ASL and Other Requests

ASL interpreters will be on the main stage of our large panel room signing for all the celebrity panels.

You may check at the information booths for information on ASL interpreter availability.

Quiet Rooms

We have a quiet room available for those who require a bit of quiet away from the show, please see the map in the program guide for the location.

Additionally, if you are a nursing mother, we have a mother’s room available, please see the map in the program guide for the location.

General Accessibility of the Convention Center

  • Grounds, walks and floor surfaces along accessible routes are stable, firm, and non-slip under most weather conditions.
  • Sidewalks, leading from the front driveway loading and unloading zones for shuttle buses and taxis, and leading to the main facility entrances, are free of abrupt changes in surface level.
  • Sidewalks and ramps have a 36 inch clear opening.
  • Handrails are mounted 33 inches above the ramp surface, no more than 2 feet from the wall.
  • All lobby access points have automatic doors.
  • All thresholds at exterior doors are flush with the floor.
  • All stairs have handrails.

Elevators

  • All levels of the building are reachable by elevator.
  • Raised Braille indicates both call buttons and floor designations.
  • Control call buttons and alarm buttons are accessible to persons in wheelchairs.
  • Elevator doors are equipped with an automatic bumper safety system.

Restrooms

  • Restrooms for each gender are available in public areas.
  • Family and gender neutral restrooms are also available in public areas.
  • Restroom entrances have a clear opening of 32 inches and all public restroom entrances have automatic doors.
  • Sinks are mounted at least 29 inches from the floor (measured from the bottom of the apron) for wheelchair knee clearance and the drainpipe allows for toe clearance.
  • Faucet controls automatically start through sensors.
  • All restroom dispensers and accessories are within reach of a person seated in a wheelchair.
  • All restrooms have at least one stall with a clear, 32 inch opening.
  • The accessible toilet stall is arranged to provide either side or front approach by someone in a wheelchair.
  • Grab bars are of sufficient length located along the sides and back of the accessible stalls.
  • Flush controls and toilet paper rolls are positioned so someone using a front approach to the toilet can reach them.

Meeting rooms, ballrooms and exhibit halls

  • All meeting rooms, ballrooms and exhibit halls are accessible by wheelchair.
  • Hallways and corridors between rooms have a clearance of 36 inches with allowance space for turning and passing.
  • Doors to rooms have a clear opening of 32 inches.
  • Thresholds of interior doors have a maximum edge height of half an inch.
  • Meeting rooms, ballrooms and exhibit hall floors are non-slip, level and independently negotiable by persons in wheelchairs.
  • Wheelchair lifts are available to use with raised podiums and platforms and should be requested ahead of time to prepare for use.
  • Microphones are available and easily adjusted for flexible use.
  • Meeting rooms and ballrooms can be equipped with Assistive Listening Device transmission through existing systems. Request ALD at time of show registration or when purchasing tickets.

Wheelchair and scooter on-site rentals

  • The center works with a third-party-vendor, ScooterBug, to offer five wheelchairs and five electric convenience vehicles for rent to patrons.
  • Wheelchairs are $15 per day.
  • ECVs rent for $35 per day. Available to rent onsite, on a first come first serve basis.
  • The rental period is on a daily basis, not per 24 hour period.
  • Wheelchairs and ECVs can be returned at any point during the day, but will be charged the full rate.
  • Wheelchairs, scooters & other power-driven mobility devices (i.e. Segways)
  • OCC only allows powered wheelchairs, scooters and Segway’s for people with disabilities as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act and as long as they can be operated safely in our facility.
  • Only electric or battery powered OPDMD are allowed inside the facility.
  • OPDMD cannot travel at a speed greater than the pedestrian traffic.
  • OPDMD users travel the pedestrian route.
  • OPDMD users understand that on-site storage space is limited.

Parking and drop-off, loading zones

  • All parking levels in the Oregon Convention Center parking garage include accessible spaces within easy access of elevators.
  • There are 10 accessible spaces on parking level one and 11 accessible spaces on parking level two.
  • Parking level P2 includes accessible areas with a 9 foot high ceiling clearance to accommodate adapted vehicles.
  • Passenger drop-off and loading zones, All zones are located on an accessible route to an accessible building entrance. All zones have adequate vertical and horizontal clearance.
  • Not all zones have an unobstructed accessible aisle next to the vehicle pull-up space. There is a public use sidewalk, which may be obstructed by pedestrians and attendees.
  • There will be a bag check at the elevators in the garage. If you park in the OCC garage please proceed to the elevators rather than trying to locate an exit to the exterior of the building.

Service Animals

We love our animal friends, but the convention center prohibits all animals on its campus. This includes therapy or anxiety pets. Only animals trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability, through a specific action, are allowed.

Questions?

If you have questions or need clarification, please send an email to: info@rosecitycomiccon.com.