Accessible Meetings

Holding accessible meetings is crucial for engaging with and respecting the needs of all participants. Best practices are often updated as technology evolves, but the All Access community seeks to maintain up-to-date resources and guides for in-person, online, and hybrid meetings. For more information, visit the Inclusive Meetings page.

Inclusive meeting Best Practices

Zoom support from Berkeley Lab's Audio/Visual Services Group

Zoom support & troubleshooting (external link)

Berkeley Lab's Conference Services, with information on hosting & attending large in-person and online events

Mental Health

In addition to coverage from your specific health insurance plan, Berkeley Lab employees have access to numerous free, confidential mental health benefits through the University of California's Employee Assistance Program (EAP). See this page to learn more about EAP or to initiate services.

Additionally, we maintain a community group through our ongoing Mental Health Initiative. Join one of our twice-a-month meetings to share, listen, and connect with fellow staff members in this welcoming and compassionate group. The Mental Health Initiative also organizes expert guest speaker sessions and special events follow our calendar to stay up to date and check out our webpage for more information.

Accommodations & Health Resources Information and Contacts

Do you need information or assistance on a disability accommodation in your workplace?

The Integrated Disability and Absence Management services team provides assistance to employees and supervisors on all aspects of disability and leave of absence management.

Confidential Fax: (510) 486-7070

You may initiate a request for accommodation by completing the Employee Questionnaire and submitting it to the IDAM team via confidential fax to (510) 486-7070, via interoffice mail to Mailstop 26R0143, or in person to the IDAM office in Building 26. Never disclose private health information via email.

Do you need health services?

Berkeley Lab's onsite clinic provides services and programs including exams and assessments, first aid and wellness, and worker assistance and accommodation.

Health Services Clinic, Building 26
Monday-Friday, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Site Accessibility & Maps

Please see Berkeley Lab's Site Access page for additional information about entry requirements for staff and visitors before you plan your trip

Site map

Berkeley Lab maintains an interactive map to help staff and visitors navigate our large site. The map's layers can be used to find accessible parking, accessible restrooms, gender-inclusive restrooms, lactation rooms, and emergency resources. Click on the hyperlink above or on the preview image at the bottom to visit the interactive map.

Public Transportation

Berkeley Lab provides free shuttles to transport staff across the main lab site. These shuttles also take riders to and from several stops in downtown Berkeley. All buses are wheelchair accessible. To ride, you must show an ID card/official badge issued by LBL, DOE, or UCOP. UC Berkeley student and/or UC Berkeley faculty ID badges are accepted when doing business at the Lab. Guests are required to present a visitor bus pass.

And use our Transportation and Parking page to see the current status and availability of shuttles.


What are the parking options for a visitor with limited mobility or mobility issues?

Other than general parking, there are three options for parking spots, all of which can be reserved through the Lab’s Visitor Pass System.

  1. Blue Triangle – this will allow the visitor to park in any open blue triangle spot which are often closer to buildings, but it does not reserve any specific spot

  2. Reserved – Many parking lots have reservable spots. The request is made through the Visitor Pass system and then coordinated with Security Operations and Facilities to put up the reserved signs. Be sure to request reserved spots well in advance to assure availability.

  3. Barricaded:

  • Requesting a barricaded spot requires a PID and allows you to reserve any parking spot in a lot.

  • The cost is based on labor rates, but it’s approximately $100 for 1-4 reserved spots. Setting up the barricades is coordinated by Security Operations and Facilities.

  • You can request the barricade to be placed in a specific lot or you can indicate a specific spot within the parking lot. All requests and instructions should be explained in the “Other Instructions” box.

  • The parking lots are all numbered – please use this map to indicate the lot you want

Can I reserve an ADA designated accessible parking space?

  • No, designated accessible/ADA parking spaces cannot be reserved for use by a specific individual or group.

  • However, people with a disabled person’s parking placard from the California Department of Motor Vehicles can park in any available disabled or blue triangle parking spot.

  • Instead, you can request a reserved or barricaded spot as close to the meeting location as possible.

  • Map of all Designated Accessible Parking spaces at Berkeley Lab main site.

Questions about parking spots? Please contact Security Operations at 486-6999