Making events accessible

Choosing a venue: Lighting

Checklist:

Different light levels suit different people. Most people prefer natural light but direct sunlight, particularly on a bright day, is generally uncomfortable.

For many people, moving from one area of light to a different one can be problematic. The venue should be well lit with no changes in light levels in different areas.

Service users commented:

One venue wasn't sure whether they had appropriate lighting installed and emailed me snapshots to check.

Occasionally, organisers are willing to bring in lighting from home.