People with disabilities must be able to enjoy the same goods, activities, services, and benefits as other members of the public. You are responsible for making sure your paths of travel, surfaces, drop off zones, restrooms, shelter, and event notices are accessible. Any seating, vendors, exhibits, and assembly/performance areas that will be part of your event must be accessible. Effective communication for people with disabilities may include printed materials, assistive listening devices, captioning, sign language interpreters, virtual accessibility, and staff preparation.
Plan your site
Event site should have accessible parking and paths of travel that lead to all of the event's offerings.
Make your announcements accessible
All notices and announcements for public meetings or events must be accessible. Notices should have a description of any accessibility features that will be available.
Prepare your staff and volunteers
All staff and volunteers should have a basic awareness of disability issues.
Make your set-up accessible
Consider the nature of your event and what kind of seating you will have. Paths of travel, seating, and performance areas, are all part of an accessible set-up
Make your features accessible
Displays, exhibits, kiosks, and accessible restrooms must be along an accessible route. Food, drinks, merchandise, or services offered by a vendor must also be accessible.
Make your communication accessible
Some people use different ways to communicate. Event organizers must be able to provide this as needed, depending on the size of the event and/or upon request.
Create an access plan
An access plan says how your event is accessible. This makes it easy for both your staff and event goers to know accessibility information.
Last updated February 26, 2024