When selecting an event location, look for the following:
Be sure to allow plenty of space for individuals with mobility devices in all areas including:
Be sure to include preparations for those with mobility devices in your emergency and evacuation plans.
So that your speakers can be appreciated by all, make presentations available in alterate formats such as ASL (American Sign Language). It is also possible to provide assistive listening devices or real time captioning during the presentation.
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We are grateful to Ashfaq (Kash) Husain, Chair, R7 Conference Advisory Committee, for providing this information as part of his presentation, "Addressing the Needs of Your Attendees" (PDF, 32 KB) at the 2008 Panel of Conference Organizers (POCO).