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Planning Accessible Meetings

Accessible Events: Planning and Preparation are Key
This article is from ADA In Focus.

Accessible Information Exchange: Meeting on a Level Playing Field external-link.gif
This publication is from the U.S. Department of Justice.

Removing Barriers: Planning Meetings that are Accessible to All Participants (PDF) external-link.gif
This document is from the North Carolina Office on Disability and Health / Center for Universal Design.

Section 504 Programs and Activities Accessibility Handbook (PDF) external-link.gif
This publication from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), is designed for entities who received federal funding, but the information is helpful to anyone planning a meeting or event.

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This document is from the New York State Department of Health.

See Through Barriers: Making Conferences & Events Accessible to People Who Are Blind external-link.gif
This publication is from the Canadian Abilities Foundation.

Planning Accessible Conferences and Meetings: An ERIC/OSEP Information Brief for Conference Planners external-link.gif
This guidance is from the Education Resources Information Center/Office of Special Education Programs.

Association of Science and Technology Centers: Accessible Best Practices external-link.gif
ASTC offer resources for accessible science centers, museums, exhibits, displays, presentations, tours, and meetings.

A Guide to Planning Accessible Meetings
Information about ordering this comprehensive guide, as well as a companion checklist and guidelines for speakers, is available from consultant June Isaacson Kailes external-link.gif.

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An on-line tutorial on planning accessible meetings is posted in the “508 Universe Training” at this site. The “Accessible Conference” course takes about 2 hours to complete.