I believe there is a special block of rooms for people with disabilities. I know one of our judges (wheelchair bound) got a room that way a few years ago.
Interesting, thanks for that info. I know people who might like to hear that, so I'm gonna tell em :)
I don't see anything in the housing system to select an accessible room. I believe the current system is to select a hotel and type in a description of what accommodations you need. Then after the lottery Q-rooms compares the requests against what is actually available, and might move you to a different hotel.It would be much better if you could filter the hotel search to only show accessible rooms.
If it's a block of rooms like the GM block, it wouldn't be done through the regular housing process. GMs can try to get into the block separately (after games are accepted, of course) through GC itself. So it might be worth an email if that's the case, to see how one accesses those rooms, if they exist. I hope they do.
There is no separate block of downtown rooms for those with disabilities anymore.
From the housing page: "ADA ACCESSIBLE ROOM REQUESTS
ADA-compliant Accessible rooms can now be requested when selecting rooms within the online housing portal, and on opening day all users are required to select rooms using the online housing portal. Once a hotel and room have been selected for check-out the system will prompt the user to enter guest information. Guests desiring a disability-compliant Accessible room should select the “Accessible” checkbox located below the guest information fields to place a request.
Within two weeks of housing registration opening, Q-rooms will review the Accessible room requests on file and confirm availability with hotels. As Accessible room assignments are confirmed, guests will receive updated acknowledgments indicating change of assignment from a standard room type to Accessible room type (e.g. standard double/double to Accessible double/double).
In the event Accessible room requests exceed the capacity of a particular hotel, Q-rooms will fulfill the Accessible room requests in the order the room requests were assigned by the online registration system. Q-rooms will address any shortages by soliciting alternative Accessible rooms at comparable nearby hotels and obtaining guest consent prior to changing their assignment to one of the Accessible rooms available.
Important: Federal ADA legislation requires all hotels to meet minimum accessibility requirements, and hotel location is not applicable to ADA criteria. Requesting an Accessible room in the Gen Con block has no bearing on hotel location relative to the convention center and does not improve one’s chances of obtaining a downtown room assignment."