August 21-23, 2019 in Pittsburgh, PA

Conference and Venue Accessibility

Captioning Service

The Abstractions, Builder and Compiler stages will be equipped with live captioning provided by our wonderful captioning sponsors.

Accessibility Seating

The front left corner of each room will be reserved for various accessibility needs. In this area you will find spots close to captioning screens, and open areas to accommodate wheelchairs and assistive devices.

Venue information

The David L. Lawrence Convention Center strives to make all of our guests welcome by meeting or exceeding all ADA requirements. The DLCC also works closely with show managers to facilitate accessibility for all members of our community. Guests who require special assistance should contact the DLCC in advance of their visit.

Accessible Parking

The DLCC has a 700-car parking garage attached to the building. Numerous accessible parking options are on the first level of the garage, with close access to the Ballroom entrance and East Lobby entrance.

Drop-off Points

The DLCC has curb cut-outs at the East Lobby and West Lobby entrances on 10th Street. These cut-outs provide easy access to the main lobby areas. Sliding glass doors and accessible doors are located at each main lobby with clear access to elevators.


All restroom facilities at the DLCC are equipped for standard wheelchair accessibility. The Center also provides family restrooms, which are located throughout the building.


All elevators are accessible, are equipped with Braille signage, and lead to all levels of the Convention Center.

Service Animals

Service animals that are specifically trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability are welcome in the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. All service animals must remain on a leash or in a harness, and be under control of the guest with a disability or a designee.

Wheelchair Availability

The DLCC has complimentary wheelchairs available for guests to use while on site. Wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and are located at the East Lobby, West Lobby, and near the Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom.


For accessibility-related information, please refer to the following maps of all four levels of the DLCC.

Hotel Access

Visitors can gain access to the hotel walkway from the first and second floors of the parking garage, or on the third floor of the DLCC. Each side of the hotel walkway is equipped with automatic doors.

Convention Center Riverfront Plaza Access

The Convention Center Riverfront Plaza is a portion of the Three Rivers Heritage Trail which connects Point State Park to the Strip District. The Plaza is accessible via a ramp located at the crosswalk on 10th Street and Fort Duquesne Blvd.

Disability Evacuation Plan

The DLCC has developed and maintains an evacuation plan with specific information related to guests with disabilities.

Parent/Family Room

The DLCC has dedicated space available for parents of newborns/infants to be used as a private space for lactating mothers. When at the DLCC, please ask a staff member for help finding the location.

Contact Information

For more information on the DLCC’s accessibility during regular business hours, please call 412-325-6000. During off hours, please call 412-325-6193. Or email the DLCC’s ADA Coordinator Email.