Not everybody absorbs information in the same way. Imagine having to sit through a presentation with walls of text and no images or graphs, or one with all information presented in images and no text in sight. A well formatted and delivered presentation could be the difference between gaining new insights and feeling like your time has been wasted learning nothing. Now consider that some of your audience members may not be able to see, hear, process information, or even access venues with as much ease as you can.

There are steps you can take to ensure that everyone can participate in your event. This guide provides a starting point when planning an event that can accommodate people with disability. The guide is separated into two sections; tips for events held at your premises and a checklist for events held externally. It cannot capture every consideration so remember to always ask each attendee about their unique accessibility requirements and never make assumptions.

Onsite meetings and events

If you are holding a meeting or event at your workplace, there are steps you can take to ensure it is inclusive and accessible.

Offsite meetings and events

If you are holding a meeting or event offsite, there are steps you can take to ensure it is inclusive and accessible.

Online meetings and events

If you are holding a meeting or event through an online platform, such as Skype, Microsoft Teams or Zoom, there are steps you can take to ensure it is inclusive and accessible.