Consulting, Assessments, Access Program Design, Implementation, Pre-Event Planning, On-site Production, Training, Presentations.
Full-Service Comprehensive Access Program: We will assess your programming, services, and facilities to determine how the festival can become as accessible as possible with the resources available. Along with your producers, we will create and implement an Access Program that serves patrons with various types of disabilities. Step-by-step it looks like this:
- Site visit well in advance of event.
- Meet with producers for event planning.
- Prepare Access Info Page for website.
- Respond to inquiries from patrons.
- On-site pre-event and event production and Access Team supervision.
- Post-event report.
À la Carte Access Planning
Some festivals may prefer to select from various consulting services. Consulting is customized to meet the particular needs of each client. Everyone's Invited can consult with your team to help them produce the Access Program.
- Event Access Assessment: Everyone's Invited visits the event, and after a thorough inspection, delivers a written assessment with suggestions for the future.
- Pre-event Access Assessment: Everyone's Invited visits the site prior to the event and makes recommendations for the current season.
- Pre-event Planning and Design of Access Program: Working with event management, Everyone's Invited prepares a customized comprehensive Access Program for a particular event.
- Implementation of Access Program: Either with hands-on, on-site production, or by consulting with event staff from afar, Everyone's Invited helps to implement the customized Access Program.
- Access Training and Presentations: Everyone's Invited provides event access, access awareness, or job-specific training for: individuals or groups; events or business; arts, entertainment or business conferences. Board members, core staff, human resources staff, event staff, contractors, vendors, and volunteers can all benefit from event access training.
- Education about the Americans with Disabilities Act: Everyone's Invited helps the staff of an event understand the law as it applies to their particular area of responsibility.
Planning for accessibility includes examination of the following areas:
- Site design and layout
- Transportation to and around site
- Drinking water
- Clear and safe passageways
- Booth design
- Accessible seating
- Emergency evacuation
- Information distribution
- Training and education
- Auxiliary communication aides or services such as sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices, open captioning, Braille and large print
- And much more that is specific to each event
Learn how an event can become more accessible to the following people:
- People with mobility limitations
- People who are deaf or hard of hearing
- People who are blind or have low vision
- People with cognitive disabilities, or psychiatric disorders
- People with "hidden" disabilities such as heart disease or diabetes