Accessible Events & Conferences: How Accommodating Are You?

Tuesday, April 18, 2023
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time Zone


During this session, participants will learn what to consider when planning an accessible event or conference such as effective communication (e.g., captioning, sign language interpreters), permanent and temporary physical access (e.g., buildings, room set-up), and program access (e.g., accessible documents and materials, allergy-free food options). Considerations for emergency preparedness with such events will also be covered. Participants will have an opportunity to ask the speaker questions following the presentation.

Continuing Education Recognition Available

Certificate Credit hours
Certificate of Attendance 1.5


Kathy Walters, Manager of Scheduling and Systems, Purdue Memorial Union, Purdue University

Questions for presenters:

1 Where should ASL interpreters be placed? How many interpreters should there be? Do they need to also be up on a video display?
2 During the session, could you please include ADA standard 219 for Assistive Listening Systems and how it applies to events, both at owned and rented facilities? Also, could you describe what Purdue University does to inform attendees about using their numerous hearing loops?

Session Questions

This session is accepting questions from registered users. After you have registered to participate in this session you can submit your questions on your Account Manager page. Please note: the number of questions will be limited and submissions will be closed well before the session starts to provide time to prepare answers.