Event Accessibility Checklist
This check list will help you make your event more accessible.
Before the event
- Ask attendees to advise of any accessibility requirements when registering so that these adjustments are managed as a part of the event.
- Ensure that guests and participants can register for the event in a range of ways, including by telephone, by email or online. If using an online form or third party booking service, make sure it is accessible.
- Ensure that your event venue is accessible. Is there parking available? Do the elevators have Braille signage?
- Book an Auslan interpreter as needed, and reserve seats in front to enable a clear view for people with hearing impairments.
Accessibility for people with reduced mobility
- Entrances, lifts, ramps and corridor widths comply with Australian Standards
- Automatic doors at entrance
- Wheelchair ramp to stage (if required) complies with Australian Standards
- Adjustable height microphones, or lapel microphones if required
- Wheelchair accessible bathrooms
- Sufficient space between tables for wheelchair access
- Table height accessible to wheelchair users
- Refreshment tables/buffets accessible to wheelchair users
- For standing events, provide some chairs for people who may experience fatigue.
Accessibility for people who are deaf or hard of hearing
- Hearing loop installed and/or
- Auslan interpreter provided and/or
- Live captioning of the event.
Accessibility for people who are blind or have low vision
- Written material available in alternative formats, as required, before and after event (e.g. Braille, large print, audio, electronic)
- Braille signage, for example on doors and bathrooms
- Even lighting throughout venue
- Ensure the venue is clear of obstacles and that trip hazards such as cables, etc, are moved or taped down.