Accessibility Information

Please see below for the Accessibility Guide, our welcoming statements, and our thanks. 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

LONG-DISTANCE TRANSPORTATION

REGIONAL AIRPORTS

  • RONALD REAGAN WASHINGTON (DCA) NATIONAL AIRPORT
  • ACCESSIBILITY AT REAGAN NATIONAL
  • THURGOOD MARSHALL BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON (BWI)
  • ACCESSIBILITY AT BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON
  • DULLES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (IAD)
  • ACCESSIBILITY AT DULLES INTERNATIONAL

TSA HELP LINE

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION

TRAIN
SUPERSHUTTLE
CAR
METRORAIL
UM SHUTTLE BUSES
PARATRANSIT
BIKESHARE

AT THE INSTITUTE

PDF icon EVENT LOCATIONS (MAP)

  • CROSS-CAMPUS TRANSPORTATION

TAWES HALL Floor Plans PDF icon Ground PDF icon First PDF icon Second PDF icon Third
ADELE H. STAMP STUDENT UNION

  • GETTING FROM TAWES TO STAMP

QUIET ROOM
COMPUTER ROOM
LACATION ROOMS
RESTROOMS
WEATHER
MILKBOY ARTHOUSE

ACCOMMODATIONS

THE HOTEL AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND

  • ENTRANCES
  • ACCESSIBILE ROOMS
  • WIFI
  • PARKING
  • TRANSPORTATION
  • ADDITIONAL IMAGES OF THE HOTEL
  • THE HOTEL RESTAURANT AND BARS

SOUTH HILL SUITES: DORMITORIES

CONFERENCE ACTIVITY

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS-COLLEGE PARK
LOCAL ATTRACTIONS-WASHINGTON D.C.
WHEELCHAIR SERVICE
WIFI
NEAREST DRUGSTORES

 

WELCOME!

Welcome to the ninth-biennial Rhetoric Society of America Institute! The Rhetoric Society of America is committed to making the institute accessible for all attendees. This Accessibility Guide offers accessibility options related to Institute events at the University of Maryland. We hope this guide will be useful to you during your time in the College Park/DC Metro area. You may have questions, needs, or accommodation concerns that are not covered in this guide. If those needs arise please contact co-directors Jessica Enoch or Kristy Maddux (rhetsa19@umd.edu).

While this guide focuses on many aspects of the physical locations of the Institute and getting around College Park, RSA’s commitment to accessibility for all attendees extends to our scholarly practices as well. Seminars and workshops are, in the main, discussion-based and invite small-group work. If there are special accommodations we can make for these types of interactions, please let us know. We will offer CART services at our keynote event after the Thursday luncheon on June 6th.

The University of Maryland is located in College Park, MD, a suburb of Washington, D.C. accessible via metro and other forms of public transportation. The University is less than 10 miles from the White House, the U.S. Capitol, and the Library of Congress, while also being located in Prince George’s County, a majority-minority county that claims the most affluent African-American population in the nation. College Park is simultaneously urban, suburban, and a college town, with access to some of the most influential political institutions in the world. Its population is rich with racial and cultural diversity.

 

Tribal Welcome​

We acknowledge that we are on the traditional territory of the Mattapanient, Patuxent, Piscataway, Moyaone, and Pamukey peoples. To recognize the land is an expression of gratitude and appreciation to those whose territory you reside on, and a way of honoring the Indigenous people who have been living and working on the land from time immemorial. It is important to understand the long-standing history that has brought you to reside on the land, and to seek to understand your place within that history. Land acknowledgements do not exist in a past tense, or historical context: colonialism is a current ongoing process, and we need to mindful of our participation in it.

 

THANKS

Thank you to Katie Bramlett, UMD graduate student and RSAI 2019 committee member, for conducting extensive accessibility research and for composing this guide. Katie used as models for her work the accessibility guides from the 2018 RSA conference in Minneapolis and the 2019 Conference on College Composition and Communication in Pittsburgh. Thank you to the committee members who composed those guides; they were invaluable resources. Special thanks also goes to disability rhetorics scholar Ruth Osorio for her expert feedback and guidance.  

 

Links to Alternate Versions of the Accessibility Guide:

Link to Accessibility Guide as a File Word Document

Link to the Acccessibility Guide as a PDF icon PDF file