Organising Accessible Events Toolkit

High Peak Access has been commissioned by High Peak CVS to produce guidelines for individuals, voluntary groups, and private and statutory organisations, to help people participate in public events and meetings.

Accessible Event sLogoTo enable this to be achieved those responsible for organising the event or meeting need to take into account all aspects of accessibility for disabled people; of how to anticipate, and overcome restrictions that prevent disabled people from attending, or participating fully in organised events held within the High Peak.

It is imperative that disabled people are involved in their community. To be involved in the decisions on what, and how services are provided, they must be part of the process, and not just the recipients of others’ decisions. It is about: ‘full and effective participation and inclusion in society’, ‘accessibility’, and ‘equality of opportunity’.

Coordinating an accessible meeting can be time-consuming and challenging, thus, to make it easier for you, High Peak Access has created a number of guidelines in the form of a Checklist. We hope that this Toolkit can assist you to ensure that your event is accessible for disabled people, and therefore, a more inclusive and representative event.

This toolkit contains a guide to accessible events in the form of a checklist for use when planning large public events and smaller meetings or focus groups, together with some feedback from disabled people on their experiences of trying to participate in meetings. The Toolkit also provides guidance on solutions to access issues when planning a meeting and useful contacts to assist in the delivery of the meeting.

Download the Toolkit:

Organising Accessible Events Toolkit  Word document 375Kb

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