Making events accessible

Choosing a venue

Selecting a suitable venue for an event might seem straightforward but it is, in reality, much more complicated than it first appears. You should always visit the venue before booking it and take a checklist with you to look out for certain key access points. It is important to recognise that a checklist is not - and never will be - definitive. It should always be backed up by information from the people that use services who are participating in the event.

Use this checklist as a starting point when selecting a venue:

In general, try to use modern buildings that have been built to be accessible – they are generally better than buildings where attempts have been made to put accessibility in later.