CHI 2015 | Crossings | Seoul, Korea

April 18 - 23, 2015

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Attending | Physical Accessibility

CHI is committed to being a conference open and welcoming to academics, researchers, and practitioners with disabilities.

As part of our effort to ensure access for all, CHI 2015 collects accessibility needs as part of the conference registration process. Individuals who self-identify as having physical accessibility-related needs are contacted by the conference management team prior to arrival at CHI, to discuss any arrangements or services that are required.

If you have already registered for CHI 2015 but are concerned that we may not be aware of your physical accessibility-related needs, please email the CHI conference office ( at your earliest convenience. The CHI conference office, located in room 304AB at the Coex Convention and Exhibition Center, will be happy to assist in locating any resources that CHI attendees may require during their time in Seoul.

To Coex from Airports for Wheelchair Users

From Incheon International Airport

The best way to get Coex or conference hotels from Incheon Airport is to take the Arex (Airport Railroad) and transfer to Subway Line 2. More information is detailed: (Link: How to go from Incheon Airport to COEX)

From Gimpo International Airport

The best way to get Coex or conference hotels from Gimpo Airport is to take the Subway Line 5 and transfer to Subway Line 2. More information is detailed: (Link: How to go from Gimpo Airport to COEX)

Physical Accessibility of Conference Hotels

If you click each conference hotel below, you can see the detail information of the accessibility of each hotel, including how to get it. You can read them in detail before you decide which hotel you will make reservation.

At the Conference Center

CHI 2015 will take place at the Coex Convention and Exhibition Center. The Coex is a fully accessible facility.

CHI 2015 will provide reserved seating for persons with physical disability-related needs in all technical session rooms as well as for food and beverage events taking place inside the Exhibit Hall & Commons. Our student volunteers are briefed on accessibility measures to ensure that attendees have resources available at conference activities. If you are experiencing any physical accessibility difficulties please alert a CHI 2015 student volunteer. For example, if you have a visual impairment you can request student volunteer help to navigate the conference center.

Private restroom facilities are available at CHI 2015.

Persons with onsite physical accessibility-related needs are invited to stop by the CHI conference office (located in room 304AB at the Coex) with concerns and/or should any onsite issues arise requiring disability-related accommodations. Please also feel free to contact the CHI conference office ( with any questions and/or if you find yourself in difficulty onsite.

If you are presetting at CHI and you require a wheelchair access ramp to the stage in your room, please notify the conference office ( by April 10, 2015.

In Seoul

There are a number of resources available for addressing accessibility needs for those who wish to navigate the city. Visit Seoul offers links to information and to services for locals and visitors. It also offers more information for visitors with mobility difficulties here.

The best way to get around for city tour is to use the subway system and call the wheelchair accessible call taxi service.

How to use the subway Link: How to Use the Subway
Link: Metropolitan Subway Line Map
How to Call the Wheelchair Accessible Call Taxi Service Link: How to Use the Disabled Person Call Taxi

Beyond CHI 2015

If you have concerns, questions or suggestions for improving physical accessibility at ACM SIGCHI supported conferences more generally, please send an email to SIGCHI-ACCESSIBILITY (at) listserv (dot) acm (dot) org.

More information is available here:

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