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An Accessible Convention

The Democratic Party has made accessibility a priority in all aspects of the 2020 Election Cycle, including our national nominating convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin the week of August 17. We are committed to providing seamless access and opportunities for equitable participation for all of our delegates and convention participants. That is why it was critical to us that we chose a city that makes accessibility a top priority. 

 

An Inclusive Planning Process

We are committed to breaking barriers and increasing access through an integrated and inclusive convention planning process. Accessibility planning for the 2020 Democratic National Convention began earlier than ever before. For the first time, an accessibility review was taken into consideration during the search for a host city. Additionally, we brought on our accessibility staff earlier than in previous conventions to ensure that program access and ADA compliance plans would be developed alongside other convention planning. 

The convention’s success will rely on building strong relationships with community partners who can provide the resources and local knowledge needed to develop a good accessibility plan. Helping us in this effort are over 25 disability community and accessibility service organizations. Together, they represent people with disabilities who intersect with the LGBTQ, people of color, senior, civic, educational, cultural and artistic, legal, housing advocacy, technology, and support services communities.

Thanks to our community partners, we have had about 30 disability-owned businesses register through our supplier portal, and over 200 companies that provide accessibility and accommodation services have registered as well.

 

Keep in Touch

Please keep a close watch on this page as we countdown to August for updates on the convention’s accessibility plan and resources that will be available to convention attendees and participants watching from home.

For additional information, email accessibility@demconvention.com.