University of Wisconsin–Madison

Lead the Way Accessibility Information

Physical Access

The Pyle Center is our conference facility. All floors are accessible by stairs or by elevator. There is a ramp-accessible front entrance to the building on Langdon St, and the elevator is just to the right of the front information desk when you enter. There are accessible restrooms located on each floor.

There is a pre-conference happy hour on Sunday night at The University Club, 803 State Street, a five minute walk from the conference center. There is an accessible entrance with an elevator on the west side of the building facing the UW Humanities building.

If you have specific lodging needs, each hotel has accessible rooms and parking available. Please call the hotels directly to make any arrangements.  Please note, only the DoubleTree Hotel offers a shuttle service.


If an accessible transportation option is needed, Union Cab (608) 242-2000 has accessible taxis that are designed for users of wheelchairs or other mobility devices. Union Cab appreciates advanced notice if a customer needs an accessible taxi, particularly in very late or very early hours of the day. For public transportation options, Madison Metro Bus has accessibility information on their website. Bus fares must be purchased with exact change. Base fare is $2, or a 1-day pass may be purchased on the bus for $5.

Hearing and Vision

Each conference room is equipped with microphones, and the speakers are required to use microphones during their presentations. If an attendee requires sign language interpretation services, please contact Meredith Lowe as soon as possible.

If you require vision assistance, please contact Meredith Lowe as soon as possible to discuss options.

Service Animals

Per University of Wisconsin – Madison policy, service animals are welcomed at all university programs and facilities.

Dietary Needs and Allergies

There is a space on the registration form to indicate any dietary needs or food allergies. For all conference-related meals and snacks, the Pyle Center catering team will ensure that you will have a meal that meets your needs. The reception at Madison Public Library will also have options that accommodate dietary restrictions.  If you have any specific questions or concerns, please contact Meredith Lowe.

Gender-neutral Restrooms

Conference attendees are welcome to choose any restroom in which they feel most comfortable. A gender-neutral restroom will be available at the conference facility. The gender-neutral restroom is multi-stall. More information about locations of gender-neutral restrooms (including single stall and ADA-accessible single stall restrooms) on the UW-Madison campus is here.

Lactation Room

There is a designated private space to pump at the Pyle Center. The lactation room is a separate, lockable room within the 3rd floor women’s restroom room (the women’s restroom closest to the main staircase). The room is equipped with a chair, table, and outlet. The key is available at the front desk of the Pyle Center. Contact Tammy Blankenheim at 608-262-1122 with any questions.