UCI is committed to creating a universally inclusive environment. Ensuring accessibility for people with disabilities ensures UCI programs, including lectures, performances, workshops, symposiums, and meetings, are accessible to all. This document outlines questions to be asked and considerations involved from the initial planning through the delivery of the program to ensure a truly accessible experience for individuals with disabilities.
How does following these best practices affect people with disabilities? When event planners use accessible digital flyers, people with visual disabilities can receive the information about where and when an event will take place. Captioning means that people with hearing disabilities can better understand spoken words that are often the main form of communication during events. Reasonable accommodations create a collaborative problem-solving process where people with disabilities and event planners remove barriers to participation together.
This accessibility checklist for digital events should be followed to ensure that such requirements are considered early in the planning process and consistently throughout the event. The document Common Digital Accessibility Terms, a companion document to this checklist, defines terms that may ne new to some event planners and includes links to instructional resources. The following documents will also help you understand digital accessibility:
- April 28, 2020 Zotmail from Associate Chancellor Kirsten Quanbeck and Vice Chancellor Tom Andriola on Digital Accessibility Resources
- AdobePDF Accessibility Page
If you have questions or would like consultation on accessibility issues, please feel free to contact Andrew Berk, ADA Coordinator by email at email@example.com.