1 in 5 Australians are estimated to have a disability, or about 4.3 million people. (Australian Institute of Health & Welfare)
When starting to plan your next event or meeting take an inclusive approach to ensure it can be enjoyed by everyone. Did you discuss potential event venues, invitation design and use of language from an accessibility perspective?
Remember, accessibility requests are unique and will vary between attendees – so it is always best to ask and never assume what someone may require.
To kick-start conversations with your team here are a few accessible event considerations:
- Ensure digital invitations are accessible and ask guests to advise of accessibility requirements when registering so that these adjustments are part of the event plan
- Choose a venue that can be easily accessed by public transport
- Book an Auslan interpreter and reserve seats at the front to enable a clear view for people who are deaf
- Check all entrances, lifts, ramps and corridor widths comply with Australian Standards
- Provide enough space between tables for wheelchair access
Download UNSW Event Guidelines and Checklist to ensure your next event is accessible for everyone.