Making Your Event Accessible
“Accessible” means a person with a disability is afforded the opportunity to acquire
the same information, engage in the same interactions, and enjoy the same services
as a person without a disability in an equally effective and equally integrated manner,
with substantially equivalent ease of use. The person with a disability must be able
to obtain the information as fully, equally and independently as a person without
- Office for Civil Rights, Department of Education
Best Practices for Campus Events
If you are hosting an event on campus or distributing materials, please follow best practices for accessibility. Events should be accessible for attendees with vision, hearing, mobility, and other limitations. Some best practices include:
- Be proactive about asking attendees/audience if they need an accommodation. If the event is public and an accommodation is requested, please contact the Equal Opportunity & Title IX Office.
- Ensure digital materials and software are accessible. UND's Digital Accessibility Policy provides more information about this.
- Provide captioning and/or American Sign Language (ASL) interpreting services. Captioning provides broader access as many people with hearing loss do not use ASL. ASL interpreters MUST be certified to provide services.
- Ensure the location does not have physical accessibility barriers.
For more information on how to implement these best practices, please contact the Equal Opportunity & Title IX Office or TTaDA or consult the resources below:
- Employee Accessibility Resource Guide
- OCR Digital Accessibility Video Series
- Job Accommodation Network (JAN)