When planning an event, think about the widest range of individuals who might attend your event.  How can you include all of them in your program? Considering access and inclusion throughout your planning process will help ensure participants have a good experience. 

In-Person Events

Virtual Events

Session Leader / Presenter's Checklist

CART and ASL Services

Disability Etiquette / Communication Considerations

Considering diversity, equity and inclusion when planning your event is one of the six principles in achieving Colgate Oak Event Certification.  The Accessible and Inclusive Event Planning Checklist provides detailed recommendations in support of this goal.

Additional Resources

Best Practice Guidelines for Planning an Accessible Event, The University of Kansas, Accessible KU

Planning Inclusive Events, Syracuse University

Accessibility Information, Event Planning, Cornell University

Baking Accessibility into your Event Strategy, recorded webinar by 3PlayMedia including slide deck

Can everybody see my screen? (Delivering accessible PPT presentations), Doug Abrams, Accessibility Engineer at TPGi