Making events accessible

Planning the event: Directions

Ensure that the information you send out before the event includes full details of how to get to the venue by public transport or by car. Directions for people using public transport should include details of stations and bus routes with information about accessibility where available. Information for drivers should include any specific details about where to park – for example, if a car park is accessed from a road that is not part of the venue address.

It is useful to provide a link to a map and details of the venue on the internet and a hard copy that people can use on the day. Increasing numbers of drivers and pedestrians use satellite navigation when travelling so try to check whether the post code is one that will be recognised.

You may also need to provide directions in accessible formats.

It’s always useful to have details of exactly where I’m rather than just looking up an address that may not have all the information.