Promoting Your Event

Event organizers often ask how to highlight that their events are open to people with disabilities and Deaf individuals. You can begin sending this message by including information on accessibility in your promotional materials. Statements such as, “We are committed to access for participants with disabilities and Deaf participants” and “We encourage our colleagues with disabilities and Deaf colleagues to attend. If you have a question regarding access, please reach out to X person” can send a strong message that you’re prepared to meet the potential access needs of participants. It can also be helpful to include common access symbols in your materials. Ensure the method by which you’re advertising the event, such as via email or website, is accessible. Finally, reach out to disability and Deaf service providers and colleagues with disabilities and Deaf colleagues and ask them to share your promotional materials with others who may be interested.