Service Requests

Services for individuals with accessibility needs will be available to enable access to all scheduled programming.

Requests that are not already identified during registration  should be directed to AOTA at or by calling 240-482-4145.

In Orlando, please contact the Information Booth, West Building Registration Lobby, Orange County Convention Center.

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Hotel Block

Two of the fifteen AOTA-approved hotels are within walking distance of the Orange County Convention Center. All have been assessed by an occupational therapist to ensure that they are in compliance with Title III of the ADA. You can visit the hotel websites for more in-depth information. The rest of the hotels will have a shuttle service – that will include lift operated buses.

Sign Language Interpreters/CART

In order to ensure a local agency can provide interpreters/CART services, all requests must be made by February 26. AOTA does not have interpreters/transcriptionists on standby. Due to the local demand, services must be arranged at least 4 weeks out from the start of AOTA INSPIRE Annual Conference.

Mobility Aids

Scoot Around offers scooter and wheelchair rentals onsite in the Orange County Convention Center. For information, visit  their website. 


The AOTA Conference hotels are situated approximately 15 minutes from the Orlando International Airport (MCO). MCO has accessibility information.

MEARS Taxi Orlando is one of the largest transportation providers and is inclusive of individuals with mobility needs. You can reserve in advance or stop by the taxi stand. Individuals need to mention if they have a wheelchair or scooter, so a vehicle is sent to accommodate them. Only one wheelchair or scooter per vehicle but they can take multiple passengers and they have a fleet of vehicles. (They also have an app) (407) 422-2222

MEARS Connect Orlando Shuttle options from MCO that are wheelchair accessible. You can reserve in advance. Phone: (407) 423-5566

ComfortRide: offers wheelchair taxis and accessible vans at a low-cost solution to satisfy your wheelchair taxi rental needs. For the best service and accommodations book at least 72 hours (3 days) in advance. Phone: (321) 804-5233

Around the Clock (ATC) is a Luxury option Phone: (407) 851-2625

Lynx is a public bus and wheelchair accessible. Phone: (407) 841-LYNX (5969)

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