The Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies (CCIDS) at the University of Maine and Speaking Up for Us (SUFU), Maine’s Self-Advocacy Network, have collaborated on a new free resource, Planning Accessible Meetings and Conferences: A Suggested Checklist and Guide.
The checklist, a 15-page accessible PDF, is designed to help any person, group, or organization plan a meeting or conference that is inclusive and welcoming for everyone. It offers helpful suggestions in many areas of event planning, including choosing a location, using respectful language for registration questions about accommodations, and tips on refreshments and meals. Its purpose is to provide practical recommendations that promote meaningful participation for everyone. The checklist may be completed electronically or printed and filled out by hand.