I am so sick of all the documentation that I have to do, and all the asking people things. In my ideal world, lectures would be like BiCon - the organisers would just assume that someone disabled might want to come, and give details of how to get to the room using a wheelchair on the main poster / put some lumbar support chairs in there in case someone with a bad back turns up / put in a hearing induction loop just in case a deaf person is there... Instead of all this bollocks where the organisers don't even give a specific email address for a disabled person to write to!
And don't even get me started about the Bloomsbury Postgraduate Skills Network, who don't even have a ticky-box saying "Are you disabled?" on their registration form! Let alone any kind of more complicated "Please fill in any special needs that you have" text-entry box... I emailed the administration department of that late on Thursday 6th October - how long should I leave it before I email again? Or try to find a phone number and ring up?