It is essential that all of Kenyon's programs, activities, and events are designed to provide universal accessibility. These are some important things consider a few matters in planning events that will be accessible to everyone. The Student Accessibility and Support Services (SASS) office has devised this checklist to help you determine if your program is accessible. We encourage people planning events off campus to use this checklist to ensure their program is accessible. Complete the checklist below, and contact the SASS office with questions or concerns.
Is there an entrance that does not require the use of stairs?
Are there appropriate signs directing attendees to accessible entrances and bathroom facilities?
Is the path at least 36 inches wide?
Are curb cuts located in parking lot and drop-off areas?
Are there accessible parking spaces available near the accessible entrance?
Is there at least 1 fully accessible male and female restroom or 1 accessible gender neutral restroom?
If the location of your event or program has multiple floors, is there an accessible elevator to the meeting room?
Is an accessible path of travel available to the meeting room?
Is the meeting room accessible for speakers and presenters? Can participants navigate easily in the space?
Does your publicity/invitation contain information regarding reasonable accommodations?
Has a participant, either audience member or speaker, requested an accessible meeting space?
Has a staff member been assigned to ensure that accommodation arrangements are handled appropriately?
Has a participant requested an assisted listening system?
Has a participant requested a sign language interpreter?
Has a participant requested handout materials in an alternate format?
If a video clip is part of the program, are the videos equipped with captions for participants with hearing impairments?