ERIC Number: ED369242
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Planning Accessible Conferences and Meetings: An ERIC/OSEP Information Brief for Conference Planners.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education, Reston, VA. ERIC/OSEP Special Project on Interagency Information Dissemination.
The planning of conferences that are accessible to people with disabilities involves focusing on the accessibility of all aspects of the meeting, including choosing a site, promotion, registration, presentations, and handouts. Any meetings and facilities that are open to the public must comply with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, which calls for reasonable modifications to avoid discrimination in policies, practices, and procedures. Special site accessibility needs of individuals with mobility impairments, visual impairments, and hearing impairments should be considered. Promotional material should be available in formats other than print. Registration forms should ask whether any special assistance is needed. Conference presentations should be examined in terms of the needs of individuals with visual impairments, hearing impairments, or other disabilities. Techniques are outlined for accommodating participants in cases where accommodations necessary for one person conflict with the needs of another. Contains 11 references. (JDD)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Civil Rights Legislation, Compliance (Legal), Conferences, Design Requirements, Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Hearing Impairments, Meetings, Physical Disabilities, Physical Mobility, Planning, Public Facilities, Visual Impairments, Visually Impaired Mobility
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Innovation and Development.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education, Reston, VA. ERIC/OSEP Special Project on Interagency Information Dissemination.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990