The Future is Accessible
Here at Mizzou, we’re growing our understanding of disability — what it is, what it isn’t, and how it affects all of us at some point in our lives.
Whether we are Mizzou students, faculty or staff, we each have a role to play in ensuring that all students with disabilities have an equal opportunity to a quality education.
Join our ongoing, candid conversation about disability and find your place in building an accessible future for Mizzou.
5 Tips for Planning an Accessible Event
- When selecting a venue, walk through the space to identify any accessibility issues: Does the space have accessible entrances? Accessible seating? Is there accessible parking nearby? What about accessible bathrooms?
- In the budget for the event, include potential accommodations, such as American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters or live captioning.
- In promotional materials, include an ADA statement so participants with disabilities can easily let you if they need accommodations.
- Make sure that your fliers and promotional materials are digitally accessible to those who use assistive technology like screen readers.
- Train event staff on disability accommodations, awareness and accessibility.
The Office of Accessibility and ADA is here to assist you with planning your event. Request a free event accessibility consultation online or call 573-884-7278.
Video playlist: The Future is Accessible
We’ve put together a short playlist of insightful and informative videos about disability and diversity. If you enjoy them, please share!