Accessibility Guide

MSA Toronto 2019 is committed to ensuring that all registrants will be able to participate in conference events. We ask that all conference attendees give thought to questions of access and work with the conference organizers to create an event that is welcoming to the entire community of participants. If you would benefit from individual accommodations including, but not limited to, American Sign Language (ASL) translation, paper copies of session presentations, or large type documents, please contact the conference organizers at:

Information For Presenters

We encourage all attendees to make their presentations as accessible as possible. Presenters should: come with hard copies of your talk and your presentation (including some with larger font) for distribution; encourage attendees to request hand outs; include captions or alt-text for any images; eliminate as much technical jargon as possible; and repeat questions from the audience out loud.

More information on making accessible presentations is provided in the MSA-Accessible-Presentation-Guide.  

For more in-depth information on how you can make your MSA experience more accessible, please see Ryerson University’s Accessibility Resource Guide.

Hotel Accessibility

The Chelsea Hotel Toronto offers a variety of assistive services for guests, such as: phone amplifiers; TTY communication devices; room-specific devices such as bath benches and bed rails; self-propelled wheelchairs; hearing loop induction systems; and more. Accessible parking spaces are available on parking levels S1 and N5, and elevators provide appropriate accessibility to the conference spaces. The management and staff of the Chelsea are committed to ensuring the accessibility of all attendees of MSA Toronto 2019.

For an overview of hotel accessibility details and information, please refer to the Chelsea Hotel Guest Accessibility Package.

Service animals are welcomed at the hotel. Similarly, small pets are welcomed in the guestrooms. There is a pet charge to cover additional cleaning costs.

For any other information or inquiries, please email us at or contact the Chelsea Hotel directly for hotel assistance.

Childcare Accessibility

The MSA welcomes families and children to the conference.

The Chelsea Hotel offers numerous services for attendees travelling with children. The “Imagine That” babysitting agency is available for in-room babysitting services The Kids Centre also offers limited-time childcare services for a fee per child, during their hours of operations. Lastly, the Family Fun Zone has programs geared towards toddlers and young children. To reserve childcare at the Chelsea Hotel, and to receive more information, please contact the Chelsea Hotel at least 24 hours prior to requiring services at the Children’s Creative Centre (extension 74220).

For more details on activities and amenities for children affiliated with the Chelsea Hotel, please refer to the Chelsea Hotel Family Fun Zone page.

Conference host

The Modern Literature and Culture (MLC) Research Centre was the host of MSA Toronto 2019. Stay up-to-date with the Centre’s research initiatives, projects, and events.

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