AWP has made some crucial alterations to their accessibility policy. These policies can be seen in full at the following link & should be in place for AWP 2017 in Washington D.C.: https://www.awpwriter.org/awp_conference/accessibility
In 2017, AWP brought on an Accessibility Consultant, Cindy Kaufmann, who completed a survey of the membership regarding needs and concerns.
AWP has also released information about Volunteer Assistance at AWP 2017:
Volunteers are available for those who require assistance throughout the conference. Our volunteers can provide assistance with note taking, navigation, and other tasks. AWP can best meet volunteer assistance needs when requests are submitted by Wednesday, January 4, 2017 to Hannah Landsberger at firstname.lastname@example.org. AWP will make every effort to accommodate requests that arrive after January 4.
Attendees requiring assistance during the conference should request it from personnel at the Accessibility Desk located on the Street Level of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in the registration area, and directly next to the registration Help Desk.