3. Is there accessible parking available?
Is there parking nearby the event that’s accessible to wheelchairs, canes, and walkers? Can a person with mobility challenges or fatigue get from the parking section to the event venue easily?
4. Is there enough seating and personal space?
If you have seating, do you have space for persons living with disabilities? Are you making sure that it’s communicated in your event space that persons living with disabilities get priority seating in a designated area? Is there enough personal space to accommodate those with wheelchairs, canes, walkers, and service animals?
5. Did you confirm access days before your event?
Even if you’ve done all of your research, it’s important to call your chosen venue a few days before the event to check that all accommodations are up and running. This way, if an elevator is broken or a nearby accessible parking lot is closed, you have time to figure out alternatives or communicate these changes to attendees.