Making events accessible
Choosing a venue: Lighting
- Is there good natural day light?
- Are there blinds if the light is too strong?
- Are there controls for lighting and additional lights if needed?
- Are there changing light levels within the building or rooms that might cause problems, particularly for people with visual impairments?
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.