The information on this page is taken from the Disability, Illness and Divergence Association (DIDA) in a presentation for club members at the Clubs Lunch & Learn #1.
Why make events accessible?
- 10% of students at the University of Adelaide are disabled or chronically ill
- 22% of South Australians have a disability
- We will all experience illness and injury in our lives
- Disabilities can be invisible – accessibility takes off the pressure to disclose
- We don’t want people to miss out!
Before an event
Picking a venue:
- Wheelchair access: lift access, the path from the Hub, space in the venue
- Bathroom access: closest bathroom, closest accessible bathroom
- Nearest exits
- Noise: can doors be shut or opened?
- Light: blinds opened or closed
- Seating: chairs?
During an event
- For hybrid events, assign in-person AND online ‘hosts’
- Be on the lookout for signs attendees need help
After an event
Caption recordings of events
- Use free websites and apps to apply captions to a video or to auto-generate a closed caption file (SRT file) which can be uploaded to YouTube videos.
- Edit the auto-generated captions to ensure they are correct!
Please contact the Disability, Illness and Divergence Association for questions