When planning for each meeting or event, inclusivity should always be top of mind. “The event planner's objective is to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where people of all abilities can fully and equally participate,” notes Amy L. Allbright, Director of the Commission on Disability Rights at the American Bar Association in BizBash’s article, How to Plan Accessible Meetings and Events. “Plan, plan, plan for accessibility far in advance for all phases of your meeting or event,” she adds, “from choosing the venue to promotion, registration, presentations, materials, social events, meals, and staff and volunteer training.”
A helpful resource when planning for accessible meetings is the ADA Hospitality guide. Considerations when making decisions such as site selection, meeting room layout, food and beverage services, service animal offerings, and other factors are imperative when planning for an inclusive event. This guide can act as your checklist.
National Ability Center
Park City is proud to be home to the National Ability Center, a non-profit organization that provides people of all ability levels sport, recreational and educational programs that focus on individual achievement. Optimally located five minutes from the destination’s Main Street, this wonderful organization offers tailored recreational group activities such as archery, kayaking, Nordic skiing, equine facilitated learning and plenty more. Plus, the National Ability Center works with several of Park City’s hotels and venues to ensure accommodations for attendees with specific abilities are provided.
Our Team of Experts
Visit Park City’s team of experts is one of the most valuable resources for inclusive meeting planning. Invaluable destination knowledge and community relationships can help provide specific information and initiatives for accessible meetings; as you know, these resources aren’t always easily found online. For more information on how to plan for your inclusive meeting or event, including activity ideas, accessible venues and other resources, contact Visit Park City.