Scroll down to find links to several documents to assist non-profit and community organizations in providing full inclusion. The WE Project is available to assist groups in their transition to non-disciminatory event planning.
Current law requires “reasonable accommodations.” Beyond that, disability rights groups are advocating for universal design and full inclusion.
If people with disabilities are not attending, performing or participating in the planning of your events, you are not including a large sector of our population. If we are to actualize real social change, we can’t afford to exclude anyone.
At the very least, indicate on leaflets and announcments, the accessibility of your event. If a separate entrance is provided, this entrance should be well marked and described on all publicity. The last link, below provides excellent information on event planning, including a check list.
The following statement on all publicity for events that are accessible is suggested:
This event is handicapped accessible. For additional accommodations please contact…. (Additional accommodations may include sign language interpretation or other accommodations that requre specific planning.)
Otherwise it becomes necessary for disabled participants to call to assure that every event they attend (every film, restaurant, city park, fundraiser, film, meeting, store, hair salon etc. is accessible.) And its amazing how many public venues descriminate against people with disabilities.
If your public event is not accessible, you are in violation of the Americans with Disabilites Act and you are discriminating against people with disabilities.
Activists interested in working on greater disability rights, please feel free to contact us.
We can be reached at 818-404-5784 or email@example.com
The WE Project
ADA Guide for Small Business:
Responsibilities of Non-Profits Under the Americans with Disabilities Act:
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City of Los Angeles: DEPARTMENT ON DISABILITY. GUIDE TO. ACCESSIBLE. EVENT. PLANNING.
People with Disabilities. Are Part of Your Community:
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