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?
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? What about personal space, is there enough space per person in the venue 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 up your chosen venue a few days before the event and check that all of their 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 your attendees so they can prepare.