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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.

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.

Accessibility and Companion Bracelets

Rose City Comic Con provides accessibility bracelets to attendees with disabilities and up to one companion. [Both the attendee and the companion must have an Rose City Comic Con badge to attend the event.] Bracelets are for individuals with mobility, vision, hearing, or other difficulties and allow attendees and companions wearing accessibility and companion bracelets to avoid waiting in lines for autographs & photo-ops and have access to seating for panels after Club Rose seating & 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.

To receive an accessibility and companion bracelet, please request one from the Info Booth in Salons AB near the building entrance, or request one from an Awesome Con Staff member. Bracelets do not include admission to Awesome Con.

Panel rooms will have designated accessible seating toward the front of the room. If you need assistance finding that seating, please ask an RCCC crew or staff member.

Most panel rooms at the show are not cleared, however, our Main Stage may be cleared after events. Signs will be posted indicating which spaces will be cleared between sessions. For Main Stage panels, please make sure you’ve lined up at least 30 minutes before seating will begin. If you have trouble standing in line for long periods of time, please speak to a staff member or crew about having your companion wait in line for both of you.

Note: While staff will always do their best to make accommodations, once “General Loading” begins, accessibility seating is NOT guaranteed. Qualification for services does not guarantee the availability of seating.

There are no requirements or medical documentation needed to be provided in order to receive an accessibility bracelet. Bracelets can be picked up at an Info desk or at any Registration desk in Pre-Function Lobby A.

ASL Requests

interpreterWe are pleased to be able to provide ASL interpreting services for all of our deaf and hard of hearing fans. These free services are available for you to utilize during panels and programming, autographing and photo op sessions, fan meetups, and more.

Main Stage Panels: All Main Stage panels will be ASL interpreted. Head to the front of the room and look for the ASL interpreter near the left or right side of the stage. There will be specially labeled seats near this interpreter for you to sit in. Please let our staff know if additional accommodations need to be made. Panels and events that have requested ASL interpretation will be labeled in our mobile app and online schedule. Simply head to our Programming page and filter by ASL to find these panels. 

Other panels, autographs, photo ops, and special requests: Our ASL interpreters are available in a limited capacity, on a first come, first served basis for onsite requests for additional panels, autographs, and photo ops sessions. Requests for ASL interpreters should be placed through our application form, however, if the form has closed, please email info@rosecitycomiccon.com with your request and we will do our best to accommodate it. If you are at the show, you may check at the Accessibility Desk located in Fan Services in Pre-Function Lobby B for information on ASL interpreter availability not requested in advance.

Quiet Rooms

We have a quiet room available, located in Room E147, for those who require a bit of quiet away from the show. Additionally, if you are a nursing mother, Mamava Nursing Pods are located on Level 1 near the A and E Meeting Rooms.

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.

ON-SITE WHEELCHAIRS AND SCOOTERS

  • 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.
  • OCC offers a complimentary limited quantity of wheelchairs and electric convenience vehicles (EVCs) for guests’ use on a reservation basis. Reservations are made for each event day, not per 24-hour period. Reservations will be available in the spring of 2023.

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.