Comic-Con International is dedicated to serving all of its attendees. The Deaf and Disabled Services Department was established to offer a hand to visitors with special needs, including:
- A rest area for the disabled, the elderly, expectant mothers, and parents with small infants.
- An enclosed nursing area for mothers with infants
- Registration service for attendees with mobility issues
- Wheelchairs for loan in two- to three-hour increments on a first-come, first- served basis; all you need is an ID and a cash deposit (fee TBD)
- American Sign Language interpreters for the deaf at large panels and the Masquerade
- Limited number of volunteer interpreters available for individual assistance
- Special limited seating for large programming events and the Masquerade
If you are an attendee with disabilities, Comic-Con wants to make your experience as fun and as entertaining as possible, but there are a few limitations on what can be provided. For example:
- Programming rooms fill up quickly, and all seating is on a first-come, first- served basis, so special seating may not be available if you wait until the last minute to get to the room. Please read your Events Guide and plan your day accordingly, keeping in mind the popularity of most events.
- Special autograph sessions are always limited, so it is a good idea to make arrangements to have someone within your group save a spot for you in line. Keep in mind that Deaf and Disabled Services cannot guarantee any seating, autographs, or giveaways.
The Deaf and Disabled Services team is here to help. By working together, we can make the convention experience enjoyable for everyone.