We want to host a conference that is open and accessible for everyone. On this page, we want to inform you about accessibility at our venue, accessible travel to and in Berlin, as well as other accessibility accommodations of our event.
Accessibility when arriving in Berlin
Berlin Central Station
The building is wheelchair-accessible, equipped with systems to guide blind people and its elevators have voice announcements, a service set up in close cooperation with the General Federation of Blind and Visually Impaired People in Berlin. The other main-line train stations in Berlin, such as Südkreuz and Ostbahnhof, are also accessible. You can find more information about accessible travel with Deutsche Bahn on their website or you can reach out to their Mobility Service Centre directly via mail or telephone at +49 30 65212888.
Berlin Brandenburg International Airport (BER)
Note that BER is the only remaining international airport in Berlin. It is located partly on the premises of the old Schönefeld Airport (SXF), which has been integrated into BER. Berlin Tegel Airport (TXL) has been closed permanently.
Berlin Airport is largely barrier-free. Accessible parking spaces and restrooms are available. You can find out more about accessibility at the airport on their website.
We also recommend that those requiring special assistance or support should also inform their airline at least 48 hours in advance.
Accessible public transport to the conference venue
Our venue TUECHTIG is located in Berlin Wedding, at Oudenarder Str. 16, 13347 Berlin.
For walking impaired persons, the easiest way to our venue TUECHTIG is to travel to Subway station Osloer Straße and then take tram M13 or 50 to Osram Höfe.
All trams are accessible low floor trams.
Subway station Nauener Platz is wheelchair-accessible. Please note that subway station Seestraße is currently under construction and has no elevator available.
Accessibility at the venue
TUECHTIG is a co-working space dedicated to inclusivity and accessibilty and is therefore fully wheelchair-accessible. The wheelchair access is located in the yard. To enter the yard, go left from the main entrance of the building, use the yard entrance and go right until you reach the back of the building. From there, enter the building and use the elevator to the first floor.
Food & drink options at FOSS Backstage
- Vegetarian/vegan food options: There will be vegetarian and vegan food options available at FOSS Backstage and food will be clearly labeled.
- Lactose / gluten free food options: We’ll also have gluten free and and lactose available at FOSS Backstage.
- Alcohol free drinks: We will always have alcohol free beverages available at the venue and get-together.
More accessibility accommodations at FOSS Backstage
You can find all the information about our efforts towards Diversity & Inclusivity on our dedicated page.
Online Participation: If you are unable to travel to Berlin or participate in our onsite event, you can still participate in FOSS Backstage via our Online Event.
Diversity Ticket Initiative: We also have a Diversity Ticket Initiative providing access to FOSS Backstage for members of underrepresented groups of the FOSS Backstage community. You can find out more about our Diversity Ticket Initiative here.
Feedback & Help
If you have further questions about accessibility at FOSS Backstage; if you want to know if specific accommodations are available, if you want to suggest improvements, or if you require further assistance, please do not hesitate to message Sven at firstname.lastname@example.org