Accessibility at Conference

We aim to make conference as accessible to all as possible, please see information below. You can also take a look at the venue's accessibility information on their website here. Please get in touch if you require any more accessibility information, or have any suggestions to improve accessibility to conference, email:


  • Speeches and plenaries will also be remotely transcribed and the text displayed on screens in the auditorium. The transcripts of speeches and plenaries will be available on the members website after the end of the session.

  • In the majority of workshop rooms there will be an AV system, including a microphone which all those speaking will use.

  • The venue uses a Sennheiser Infrared Amplification System instead of a traditional loop system. The infrared system works in all areas of the main hall (Tregonwell Hall) and is less likely to have problems with sound interference. To use the system you will need to borrow a headset or receiver. Headsets can be used by themselves worn in the ear. Receivers can be worn around the neck and used in conjunction with your own hearing aids when switched to the T position. Please speak to a member of staff at the Registration Desk to pick up a receiver or headset.

  • Large print and braille versions of the conference documents are available on request.

  • All our conferences spaces will be wheelchair accessible. There will be designated wheelchair spaces in the Auditorium and accessible toilets are available throughout the venue. A detailed map of the venue will be available nearer Conference, it will be available here on the website and in the agenda.

  • If you would find use of mobility scooter helpful during conference, please get in touch and we will be able to help organise this.

  • A designated Quiet Room will be available during conference.

  • Gender neutral toilets will be available during conference.

  • There are disabled toilets on each level of the venue, these will be indicated on the map of the venue. The nearest changing places toilet is in the Lower Gardens Public Toilets (Exeter Crescent, Bournemouth, BH1 2AQ). You can find details of changing places toilets in and around Bournemouth here.

  • You can find accessibility information about Bournemouth train station on the national rail website here.

  • For information about Blue Badge parking in Bournemouth please refer to the Council website here.

  • Guide dogs are welcome at the venue. Please get in touch in advance if you are planning on bringing one so the venue can cater for your animal.