Site & Destination Selection with Accommodation and ADA in Mind

Presenter: Joan Eisenstodt

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
1:00 PM EDT
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You’ve stated on your registration or sign-up information, “Tell us what you need to fully participate in the meeting/event,” and used the new wheelchair International Symbol of Access to indicate you are seeking information. You’ve read the checklists from the U.S. Department of Justice or similar organization in your country to know what you must accommodate. The venue--hotel, convention center, restaurant, museum, etc.--tells you they are “ADA compliant” and you think you’re done.

“ADA Compliant” does not always mean accessible. Including and accommodating those with visible and invisible disabilities allows all who want to attend our events welcome and able to participate. It is our job--whether we are with a destination, venue or we are a planner for the event--to be more aware of what to look for and ask for when selecting destinations and sites, and also provide information that will help us convey to our speakers how to be inclusive in their presentations.

Join Meetings Today blogger and meetings industry consultant and educator Joan Eisenstodt, principal for Eisenstodt Associates, LLC for this free one-hour webinar that will help you consider what will help make your meetings and events accessible and inclusive for people with disabilities, including those who, just before your meeting or on arrival, realize they need assistance.

By participating in this webinar you will:

  • Develop greater sensitivity to issues that can be barriers to full accommodation and participation for people with disabilities (PWDs).
  • Gain a better understanding of what is not covered in the ADA that still may be a barrier to participation.
  • Expand your resources of “go-to” sites and services for assistance in making meetings and events accommodating.

Earn CEUs: The Events Industry Council has reviewed the learning objectives of this activity and has indicated that attendees will receive 1 CE hours in the Meeting or Event Design Domain of the CMP or CMP-HC Standards.

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