Event Accessibility

Making museum events and programs as accessible as possible is part of being a responsible institution dedicated to being inclusive of all audiences.

Accessible Communications Guidelines

These guidelines offer recommendations and resources to aid museums in incorporating universal design principles and accessible approaches into their standard communications.

Accessibility Guidelines for In-Person and Virtual Meetings, Seminars, and Workshops

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), all meetings, seminars, and workshops must be accessible to participants with disabilities. These guidelines offer information on making in-person and virtual events, programs, seminars, and workshops as accessible as possible.

Communications Tip Sheet for Events

This quick tip sheet offers common means of enabling effective communication for events.

Guidelines for Accessible Event Invitation and Outreach

These accessible invitation guidelines offer insights on how to effectively communicate in the most accessible way possible, whether issued on paper, through email, on social media, or in some other form.

Guidelines for Site Accessibility at In-Person Events

If you are hosting the public at an event, it is important to understand potential barriers for people with physical disabilities in getting into and around your building. These guidelines offer recommendations for making your site as accessible as possible.

Guidelines for Site Accessibility at Virtual Events

It is important to understand potential barriers to virtual events that can arise for people with disabilities. There are a variety of platforms available for hosting events, and they do not all approach accessibility in the same way. Understanding the various ways virtual events can be inaccessible will assist you in finding solutions.

Accessibility Resources

This list of resources provides links to accessibility-related information from the ADA, other international and national organizations, and offers information on website accessibility, alternate text, print, and graphic access resources, and communications.

This set of accessibility resources was developed with the help of numerous experts in the field including Hannah Goodwin, Danielle Linzer, and Madison Zalopany. With advice from Alex Ying Chen, Bojana Coklyat, Sky Cubacub, Dawn Koceja, and Emmanuel Von Schack

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