JS Kongress Munich is an inclusive conference and wants to be accessible. Therefore we chose a venue with full accessibility.

Barrier-free Venue

The ‘Alte Kongresshalle’ is fully accessible to wheelchair users: It’s possible to reach all areas without any barriers.

Visual Assistance

On past events, there have been sign language interpreters. As well we are looking forward to welcoming them on stage at future events.
#jskongress 2019 is barrier-free for deaf people! Interpreter Christian will join us again, every talk at the JS Kongress main stage will be available in German Sign Language. More info on our blog.

2017 talk on diversity and inclusion by Liz Brown, having a sign language interpreter on stage to grant accessibility

Please let us know if there are any requirements we should know of. We would be happy to meet all your needs and organize for assistance. The sooner we know, the better we are able to suffice.Most importantly we will ensure that all official events are perfectly accessible to people with physical disabilities. Therefore we will check with the venue owner as well as visit all the places in person beforehand. However, we are aware that accessibility issues are diverse, and physical barriers don’t cover everything.

Harassment-free event

First of all, everyone – attendee, speaker, sponsor and volunteer, as well as the team-members – at the JS Kongress, have to agree to the Code of Conduct. Also, the organizers will enforce this code throughout the event. Finally, we are expecting cooperation from all involved parties to ensure a safe environment for everybody.

Not sure, if you can attend?

For the case that you have any kind of accessibility problem that needs to be resolved before you can register: Please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’d be happy to help!

We will reserve you a ticket until we have found out whether we can help with appropriate assistance.

Besides, support persons do not need to buy an extra ticket.

We would love to welcome you to our conferences!

What is a support person?

Please let us know if you need a support person to attend the event either for support during travel and/or during the whole event. Any assistant or support person does not need an extra ticket. Please let us know as well, if you can’t afford to cover the extra costs for a support person, we are happy to offer you a fund from the diversity scholarship.

A support person is necessary to protect the health and safety of the person with impairments/disabilities during the travel and/or events.

The role of a support person is for example:

  • Sign Language interpretation
  • Prompting or giving advice, including requesting a break if needed
  • Providing physical support during travel and/or the event
  • Providing emotional support and reassurance during travel and/or the event