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CCCC 2011 / Atlanta Accessibility Guide / 2

Lodging and Conference Site

Alternative Hotels Near the Marriott

  • Holiday Inn Downtown Atlanta, 101 Andrew Young International Blvd, Atlanta GA

30303 (http://www.hidowntownatlanta.com)

  • Days Inn Atlanta Downtown, 300 Spring Street NW, Atlanta GA 30308

  • The Ellis Hotel, 176 Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta GA 30303 (http://www.ellishotel.com)

Marriott Marquis

  • All sessions will take place in the Marriott; there is no separate conference center or other sites.

  • I have gathered photos of the site, including captioned descriptions, subjective observations, and measurements, on a Flickr album (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15199294@N02/sets/72157625250006957). This album includes photos of the meeting spaces as well as accessible and non-accessible rooms.

  • You do not need to contact anyone in particular to get an accessible room or suite; just make the request when making your reservation. If you have questions that need to be answered by someone on-site, you can contact Na’Tasha Pritchett, Event Coordinator, at

      • 404.586.6068

        / natasha.pritchett@marriott.com.

  • The Marriott staff has agreed to cease all use of chemicals in meeting and CCCC guest rooms for four days prior to the conference. Most lighting in meeting rooms is fluorescent. Non-fluorescent alternative lighting is available, but is quite dim.

  • The CCCC Local Arrangements Committee and Program Chair Malea Powell are currently working on establishing a space as a quiet room.

  • The Marriott Marquis is located on a steep hill. If you want to avoid the hill when seeking a place to eat, a good bet is to take one of the skyways (accessible from the Marquis level) to the adjacent Peachtree Center Mall or SunTrust Building.

Attractions (relatively near the Marriott Marquis)

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site. PDF map of all locations, including the King Center and Ebenezer Baptist Church, located here: http://www.nps.gov/malu/planyourvisit/upload/malumap2.pdf.pdf

  • Sweet Auburn Curb Market. Mostly wheelie-accessible; however, it will probably be crowded. It’s most crowded after about 3 p.m. on weekdays, and on weekends.

  • Atlanta Aquarium. Super cool and brand-new, wheelie-accessible.

  • Atlanta Zoo. Mostly wheelie-accessible; designed with strollers in mind. The only zoo I’ve ever been to where you can buy a beer to carry around while you look at the animals.

  • Freedom Park. A large, grassy open space with asphalt paths throughout. Many steep hills, which are not avoidablethe whole thing is hilly.

  • Piedmont Park. Huge lawns, great people- and dog-watching, a farmer’s market on Saturday mornings. Asphalt paths throughout; hills are present but avoidable. Use any entrance except the Park Drive entrance, which has a number of rough raised surfaces which are hard to wheel over.

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