Accessibility of Events - political campaigns

  • Clearly state that the event will have accessibility measures.
  • Ensure the invitation is accessible and easy to understand.
  • Ensure step-free access to the venue (ramps, lifts, etc).
  • Ensure that there are spaces with no chairs and wide room of maneuver for wheelchair users, blind, deafblind and partially sighted persons – close to the exits is preferable.
  • Ensure that a hearing loop is installed and working in the venue.
  •  Ensure that reserved seats are provided in the front for deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind participants. 
  • Provide real time captioning (subtitles done in real time): this is essential for many deaf and hard of hearing people who don’t use sign language.
  • It is also very useful for other people in the audience  and reports after events.
  • Provide interpretation in the national sign language. International sign language interpretation must be provided when there are participants who are deaf and come from different countries. 
  • Assure that you follow guidelines on positioning of sign language interpreters
  • Provide assistive listening devices for hard of hearing people.
  • Ensure that graphics and important visuals are read aloud.Ensure the proceedings are clear and easy to follow.

 

Real time captioning team works during EDF conference. In background screens showing the captions

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