Special Needs Accommodations

There are two types of special needs requests for campus housing:

  1. Preferences (non-ADA): If you would like to submit a non-ADA housing request (i.e., “prefer first floor room or use of elevator” or “prefer room close to the restroom”), please call 1-877-221-6716 and ask that a note be placed on your housing record.
  2. ADA Requests: BYU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for people with qualified disabilities. If you register for campus housing and need accommodation for a qualified disability, please complete and submit the Accommodation Request Form pdf file icon. It must be printed, completed, and mailed to the address listed on the form so that it is received 30 days before the program begins. Requests received after this deadline will not be granted.

Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Participants

American Sign Language interpreters are available if requested at least two weeks before the program begins. Requests must include the day, date, time, title, and location of the class. Requests may be emailed to uacfrontdesk@byu.edu or sent to the University Accessibility Center, 2170 WSC, BYU, Provo UT 84602. Participants needing ASL interpretation during the Education Week Devotional at the Marriott Center should enter through Portal H and sit in Section 8, Row 3.

Assistive Listening Devices: The Marriott Center has a limited number of assistive listening devices for use in their facility (enter Portal G; the sound booth is on the left). You will be required to leave a picture ID such as a driver's license when checking out the device. To obtain assistive listening devices for use in other campus locations, please contact the University Accessibility Center in 2170 Wilkinson Student Center (WSC) or call 801-422-4472.

Wheelchair Rentals

BYU does not have wheelchairs for Education Week participants. Several businesses in Provo rent wheelchairs (including, but not limited to, the following companies):

Peterson’s Medical Supply

325 East University Parkway
Orem, UT
801-374-8101

B&H Pharmacy

286 West Center
Provo, UT
801-373-7288

Wheelchair/Mobility Seating

Marriott Center wheelchair seating is available at Portals G, J, and K on the concourse level. Limited wheelchair seating on the main floor is available for persons accompanied by one companion who can push the chair up a steep ramp in the event of an emergency. Depending on available space, companions may be seated either in the wheelchair area or in close proximity to it.

Due to limited wheelchair seating in the Marriott Center and other conference venues, wheelchair areas are reserved only for those participants who use wheelchairs. Participants who have other mobility or health concerns should arrive early to secure a seat, as all seating is on a first-come basis.

Note: Restroom facilities at the Marriott Center are located on the concourse level.

Transportation

One wheelchair-accessible van is available to transport patrons in wheelchairs between on-campus locations. The van can accommodate one wheelchair and a companion. The telephone number for the van driver will be posted early in August.

Disability Parking

Participants with a state disability placard may park in the lots designated as “Disability Parking” (see map on the inside back cover of the class schedule booklet). They may also park in any of the state disability parking spaces on campus (indicated by blue signs with wheelchairs, unless the blue sign designates parking for a particular person). Please note that participants must not park in spaces designated for deans or service vehicles or in timed lots.