Making events accessible
Choosing a venue: Quiet or ‘chill out’ room and a prayer or faith room
- Tell participants in advance what is available
- Tell participants on the day where the rooms are and what each is for
- Clearly sign each room
- Signpost East
- Prayer rooms should have facilities nearby where people can wash.
Offering a quiet or ‘chill out’ room and a faith or prayer room is important for making an event accessible. These rooms provide a space to ‘take a break’ from the event and allow people from different faith groups to attend events and still practice the requirements of their religion. You should try to have two rooms available as they can fulfil very different functions. However, it may be difficult to offer both.
I need to have a prayer room. It is helpful if the room has an arrow pointing east.
Would be great to have a 'multi faith' room so all people who are practicing of different faith and go somewhere to take time out and pray.
Just knowing there is a space where I can just go and chill helps me to remain focused.