A Planning Guide for Accessible Conferences

Council of Ontario Universities (July 2013)

This comprehensive guide to planning inclusive conferences and events was published by the Council for Ontario Universities. The guide provides conference planners and organizers with advice and practical tips on how to ensure that all participants, regardless of their abilities, get the most out of the event. The guide provides information on selecting a venue for the event, planning, organizing and conducting accessible and inclusive events, products and services that can maximize participation and accessible conference website and communications.

The guide also provides the following resources:

  •  an accessibility checklist for conference planners;
  •  a link to downloadable universal symbols of accessibility; and
  •  a detailed resource section providing links to many areas of event planning.

A Planning Guide for Accessible Conferences can be found here.