Budgeting for Access

The first step in creating accessible events is to ensure you have funds to meet accommodations requests you may receive from attendees. Although many modifications and accommodations have little-to-no cost, some accommodations do. Including accurate estimates for common meeting expenses and specific disability accommodation line items in your budget is essential to meeting your obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act and creating a welcoming environment for attendees with disabilities and Deaf attendees. To learn more about how to plan and prepare for these costs, review the Budgeting for Access and Selecting an Accessible Venue Tip Sheets.