Accessibility Information for General Assembly 2023 in Pittsburgh, PA

Persons with vision, hearing, mobility impairment or other special needs are encouraged to submit an Accessibilities Services Request Form so that available assistance and equipment can be coordinated. Please reserve by April 30.

Convention Center (DLCC)

Most GA events will take place at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center (DLCC), 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. For additional questions or information, please contact Chloe Bowser, the DLCC Accessibility Coordinator, at (412) 325-6164 or

Accessible Parking

The DLCC has a 700-car parking garage attached to the building. Numerous accessible parking options are on the first level of the garage, with close access to the ballroom entrance and East Lobby entrance.

Drop-off Points

The DLCC has curb cut-outs at the East Lobby and West Lobby entrances on 10th Street. These cut-outs provide easy access to the main lobby areas. Sliding glass doors and accessible doors are located at each main lobby with clear access to elevators.


All restroom facilities at the DLCC are equipped for standard wheelchair accessibility. The Center also provides family restrooms, which are located throughout the building. Gender neutral restrooms will be designated.


All elevators are accessible, are equipped with Braille signage, and lead to all levels of the Convention Center.

Service Animals

Service animals that are specifically trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability are welcome in the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. All service animals must remain on a leash or in a harness, and be under control of the guest with a disability or a designee.

Wheelchair Availability

The DLCC has complimentary non-motorized wheelchairs available for guests to use while on site. Wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are located at the East Lobby security desk, West Lobby security desk, and the Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom, Presented by Dollar Bank, security desk. Wheelchairs are not permitted to leave the property.


For accessibility-related information, please refer to the following maps of all four levels of the DLCC.

Level 1 Floor Plan (PDF)
Level 2 Floor Plan (PDF)
Level 3 Floor Plan (PDF)
Level 4 Floor Plan (PDF)

Hotel Access

Visitors can gain access to the hotel walkway from the first and second floors of the parking garage, or on the third floor of the DLCC. Each side of the hotel walkway is equipped with automatic doors.

Convention Center Riverfront Plaza Access

The Convention Center Riverfront Plaza is a portion of the Three Rivers Heritage Trail which connects Point State Park to the Strip District. The Plaza is accessible via a ramp located at the crosswalk on 10th Street and Fort Duquesne Blvd.

Disability Evacuation Plan

The DLCC has developed and maintains an evacuation plan with specific information related to guests with disabilities. You may request a copy of this plan by email to

Nursing Parents

On the second level of the DLCC, we offer a dedicated space for parents of newborns/infants to be used as a private space for nursing. When at the DLCC, please ask a staff member for the location and how to gain access.


If an accessible room is needed, use the General Assembly Housing Reservation System. Select the ADA Attendee from the drop-down list of guest type and the reservation system will filter for hotels with ADA rooms available. Room details are provided.



The age of the City of Pittsburgh, coupled with the limited infrastructure investments in recent decades, has led many of its sidewalks to fall into disrepair. While downtown Pittsburgh is very wheelchair-friendly, sidewalks outside of the city center may pose challenges in certain areas. More from

Pittsburgh Regional Transit

Accessible Services and Features of Pittsburgh Regional Transit

All bus and light rail vehicles, and the Monongahela Incline, are ADA-compliant.

Accessible Public Transportation Options

Accessible Services and Features (PDF)

Pittsburgh Airport

Pittsburgh International Airport is equipped to meet the needs of all of our passengers, including those with disabilities. We offer the following services to make air travel accessible to all:

  • Reserved parking spaces
  • Public telephones for the deaf and hearing impaired
  • Wheelchair and porter service (arranged through specific airline)
  • Accessible restrooms in all locations, including family assistance restrooms on Landside Transit near doorway to moving walkway, on Concourses C and D and adult changing table restroom on Concourse A
  • Service animal relief area in Airside Terminal on Concourse D, near Post Office.

Additional airport accessibility information

Additional Resources

Additional information on accessibility in and around Pittsburgh

To reserve mobility equipment, please submit an Accessibilities Services Request Form so that available assistance and equipment can be coordinated.