Anthology is committed to providing an accessible environment and experience at Anthology Together, and we will do our best to accommodate everyone’s needs.
In preparation for your arrival, we’ve compiled a list of answers to frequently asked questions regarding accessibility at the World Center Marriott, the conference venue, and the off-site customer appreciation party, as well as dietary considerations. If you have questions that are not answered in our FAQs, please reach out to us at email@example.com. We will work with you to make the conference as accessible as possible. To speak with the hotel directly regarding a specific accessibility-related question, please call +1 (407) 239-4200.
Some accommodations can take several weeks to arrange. Please submit special requests via the registration form no later than May 21, 2024, to allow ample time to coordinate. After this date, we will work with you to find the best solution possible in the time that remains.
How do I communicate accessibility needs to Anthology Together organizers?
On the registration form for the conference, you will be asked, "Do you have any accessibility requirements?" If your response is “Yes,” we will follow up with you closer to the event to clarify your needs. Or you can contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arriving at the Orlando World Center Marriott
Where is the event located?
Anthology Together 2024 will take place at the Orlando World Center Marriott located at 8701 World Center Drive, Orlando, FL, 32821. Registration/check-in for the conference will be located at the Crystal and Grand Ballroom Registration Desks.
The hotel has a level entrance with automatic doors. The reception desk has a lowered section, and the route to the elevators is level. The elevators lead to the guest and meeting rooms. To speak with the hotel directly regarding a specific accessibility-related question, please call +1 (407) 239-4200.
Are airport shuttles provided?
Anthology does not provide transportation to/from the airport. Taxis and transportation via Uber and Lyft are available at Orlando International Airport (MCO).
For those needing wheelchair-accessible transportation, there are several taxi options. The vehicles are in high demand and should be reserved in advance. The following companies offer adapted wheelchair taxis:
+1 (407) 422-2222
+1 (407) 523-3333
What are the parking options?
Parking is available at the World Center Marriott. Rates are $29 for self-parking and $47 for valet per day.
Are accessible guest rooms available?
Accessible guest rooms are available in all sections of the hotel. Rooms offer a variety of features to accommodate different disabilities. Please request an accessible room when making your reservation. To speak with the hotel directly regarding a specific accessibility-related question, please call +1 (407) 239-4200.
Where are the elevators located?
Elevator bays are located throughout the hotel lobby. The main elevator bay servicing the East Tower also provides access to the convention level.
What are the options for bringing and renting mobility equipment?
We encourage you to bring your own wheelchair, electric scooter, walker, cane, crutches, or other mobility equipment to the convention. Please note that Anthology does not provide push services for attendees. If you need mobility assistance, please ensure you work directly with World Center Marriott’s preferred providers:
- Orlando Medical Rentals
- Scootaround Personal Transportation Solutions
- Rent Orlando Scooters
- Cloud of Goods
- Florida Mobility Rentals
- Randy’s Mobility
- Orlando Mobility Scooters
- ScooterBug Mobility Rentals
- K&M Rentals
Is there a lactation space?
Yes, there is a lactation room for breastfeeding or pumping. Exact location will be confirmed before the event in the mobile app.
Are service animals allowed?
Service animals play an important role in ensuring the independence of people with disabilities, and it is, therefore, Marriott's policy to welcome any service animal individually trained to assist a person with a disability. Only service animals/dogs are allowed in the venue.
Is the venue smoke free?
The entire resort is non-smoking. We are still gathering information on the location of designated smoking areas around the venue.
Where can I get my accessibility questions answered during the event?
For any on-site accessibility questions or concerns, please visit the Registration and Information desks in the Grand and Crystal Ballroom Foyer. To speak with the hotel directly regarding a specific accessibility-related question, please call +1 (407) 239-4200.
What is the conference space like?
Anthology Together will take place in the main convention center at the Orlando World Center Marriott. The convention space is all on one level.
Will there be reserved seating during presentations for those with accessibility needs?
Yes. More specific information to come.
Will sign language interpreters be provided?
Anthology provides interpreters for the Deaf and open captions for our main-stage presentations. If you require additional interpretation, the conference will provide a team of sign language interpreters if requested by any attendees during the early registration period. Please make your request as early as possible, and we will follow up with you closer to the event to discuss your needs in more detail. After May 21, 2024 (the deadline for early registration), a best effort will be made to accommodate requests, but we cannot guarantee that interpreters will be available.
Will speakers and audience members asking questions use a microphone?
Yes, microphones will be used by all speakers. Attendees with questions will be asked to use a microphone so that they can be heard more easily.
Will there be loud music, strobe lighting, spotlights, or other strong sensory experiences?
Our main stage events will include pre-show performance acts that may consist of loud music, strobe lighting, and spotlights.
Do breakout rooms require presenters to use a stage?
Most breakout rooms will not include a stage or riser. If you are a presenter who would prefer not to use a stage or riser, please indicate this in your speaker information questionnaire by May 21, 2024, so that we can make the appropriate arrangements.
Where is braille signage located throughout the property?
Braille signage is located near or in elevators, restrooms, guest rooms, and conference meeting rooms.
What food service will be provided?
The conference will provide buffet breakfasts and lunches and refreshments during breaks and reception-style functions. All dishes will be labeled with the name of the cuisine and allergens. If you have special dietary needs, please indicate these clearly on your registration form.
Will the conference accommodate special dietary needs?
Yes. Dietary requirements, including vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and nut allergies, will be accounted for during menu selection, and all food will be labeled accordingly. We will do our best to meet your dietary needs during the conference. Many meals will be served buffet style and have vegetarian and vegan options. All food stations will be labeled with ingredients so attendees with food sensitivities are informed.
Attendees who indicate special dietary requirements on their registration form by May 21, 2024, will be provided with special meals in cases where the conference catering does not accommodate them. We will reach out closer to the event to confirm specifics.
I require a kosher meal; what are my options?
Kosher meals will be available on request only. You may request these by indicating them on your registration form. Please note that all submissions are due by May 21, 2024.
Anthology Customer Appreciation Party
More information will be provided closer to the event.
Anthology is invested in providing information about the accessibility of the hotel, conference venue, and our off-site customer appreciation party to empower attendees to make informed decisions about their conference experience. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com.