Accessibility in event arrangements
When organising events, please consider how to make the event accessible for as many people as possible. Please mention any shortcomings in terms of accessibility and any special arrangements for reaching the event.
- Is there an accessible entrance? Is there an alternative accessible route?
- Is there a toilet for the disabled?
- Are all service desks accessible? Is the furniture in the way of wheelchairs?
- Is there an accessible route to the venue? Is there accessible parking available?
- Has accessibility been taken into account in the programme and content of the event?
- Please mention where to find more information about accessibility and which of the organisers is the contact person for accessibility issues.
What else can I consider besides the selection of the venue?
When planning events, you can also take into account communications and the content of the event, as well as issues that make people feel more welcome. See the tips on the website of the Accessibility Centre of the Finnish Association of People with Physical Disabilities and the Checklist for accessible events (in Finnish).
In remote events, you can consider accessibility by ensuring that the speaker is in a quiet place or by delivering speech text to participants. You can also check if the application used in the remote meeting supports screen readers and automatic live subtitle tools (e.g. Google Meet).