Student Union Ballroom

Creating Inclusive Events

In Event Services, we are committed to creating exceptional guest experiences by providing safe, clean, well-maintained facilities and equipment; opportunities for student education and development; and value-added services while adhering to our core values of Inclusion, Teamwork, Sustainability, Integrity, and Communication. When planning your events, apply a lens of inclusivity to your process. Event Coordinators from our team can assist you with the process of creating an accessible event.

Items to Consider in Event Marketing Materials

  • Screen readers
  • Contrast of color
  • Clear concise text, avoid jargon
  • Drop down menus
  • Video with subtitles or narrator
  • Provide printed copies
  • Using people first language
  • Variety of photos

Items to Consider in Event Set-Ups

  • Maximum capacity grid formatted to ADA guidelines
  • Distance between tables
  • Varied heights at tables
  • Accessible seating
  • Accessible buffets
  • Stage ramp
  • Microphones
  • Sign language interpreter