Accessibility for People with Disabilities & Special Needs

The San Diego Convention Center is ADA compliant. In accordance with the ADA, the Center is responsible for permanent premises access accommodations, such as wheelchair lifts, elevator standards, door width standards and restroom accessibility. The Center’s underground parking garage also has 31 ADA compliant parking stalls and elevator access.

There are two TTY phones in the Convention Center:

  • Admin Receptionist in the Administrative Office area, located on mezz level by taking the elevator in lobby E or upper level by room 21, to the mezzanine and exiting to the right.
  • Lobby 6, bayside. TTY is connected to one of the 3 remaining payphones.

If you require special services, please mark the appropriate box during the Meeting Registration process.

Scooter and Wheelchair Rental

For scooter and wheelchair rental, click here or call 1-888-441-7575 to contact Scootaround, or contact any one of the following companies:

Ashley Medical and Howards Mobility
1515 Washington Street
San Diego, CA 92103

Eric’s Medical Supply
5251 Linda Vista Road
San Diego, CA 92110

Mobility Source
2060 Logan, Suite A
*Free delivery/pick-up within San Diego.

Pacific Mobility Center
1355 Grand Ave #102
San Marcos, CA 92069 (North County)

Alternative Mobility
320 Trousdale Drive, Ste. E
Chula Vista, CA 91910

Interpretation Services (including American Sign Language)

If you need translation services for the 2018 ASCB | EMBO Meeting, please contact Language Services Associates (LSA) directly at 800-305-9673 or

Language Services Associates is a nationwide full service firm providing translators and interpreters in 180 languages.

For more information about accessibility, contact ASCB Director of Meetings Alison Harris, 301-347-9346.