Photo caption: Steps and the Neurodiversity at Work Research Centre host an inclusive event that follows accessivility guidelines.

Planning an inclusive event? Here’s your go-to guide for creating diversity and accessibility, applicable to every event and occasion.

  1. Assemble a Diverse Team: Form a planning team representing various backgrounds and perspectives. Ensure the community’s voice is heard at every step.
  2. Pledge Campaign: Encourage pledges for ongoing commitments to inclusion. Share these pledges on social media, turning words into action.
  3. Shared Meals and Discussions: Unite attendees over meals to discuss what inclusivity means to each person. Invite individuals with disabilities or local government members to share insights. Opt for inclusive supply chains when ordering food.
  4. Engage a Guest Speaker: Invest in a speaker who can shed light on disability, valuing their time and expertise.
  5. Discussion Forums: For workplaces, host forums to brainstorm inclusive ideas for a disability-friendly environment.
  6. Avoid Simulations: Steer clear of simulations that may perpetuate stereotypes. Instead, focus on identifying and rectifying accessibility issues.
  7. Go Further: Use the event to launch a broader commitment to disability and neuroinclusion. Make it count!

Make sure any event you host is accessible. Some common ways to help events be accessible:

  • Clearly communicate available accessibility in event information.
  • Choose a venue with good accessibility, close to transport links, for instance.
  • For online events, provide captions, transcripts, and post-event videos.
  • Conduct a pre-event run-through, especially for speakers, to address accessibility concerns.

For a further detailed checklist covering various disabilities, check the recommendations prepared by UN Women Nepal Country Office.

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