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Forum: How to plan an accessible event
Forum: How to plan an accessible event

The Northwest Universal Design Council and community partners present a forum focused on planning events that are welcoming and inclusive to all ages and all abilities. Learn how communications, logistics, and programs can be more effective in drawing people of all ages and abilities, and get information about accommodations and other resources. Panelists will describe their experiences at public and private events, large and small.

Speakers include:

Tom Minty, NW Universal Design Council

Barry Long, NW Universal Design Council

Ariele Belo, Hearing, Speech and Deaf Center


Marci Carpenter, National Federation of the Blind-Washington [moderator]

Tania Finlayson

Jamal Mazrui

Cynthia Stewart, Hearing Loss Association-Washington

Sandy Johnson, Seattle Department of Transportation

Alex Hubbard, Seattle Public Utilities

Eric Scheir, Seattle Commission for People with disAbilities

Bruce Visser, Seattle Lighthouse for the Blind

This forum was coordinated by the Northwest Universal Design Council with support from AARP Seattle, Age Friendly Seattle, Aging and Disability Services-the Area Agency on Aging for Seattle-King County, Healthy Aging Partnership, Hearing Loss Association-WA, HSDC (Hearing Speech & Deaf Center), the City of Seattle ADA Title II Compliance, Finance and Administrative Services; Seattle Center; Seattle Commission for People with disAbilities; Seattle Department of Neighborhoods; Seattle Department of Transportation; Seattle Human Resources; Seattle Human Services Department; Seattle Legislative Department, Office of the City Clerk; Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs; Seattle Office of Labor Standards; The Seattle Public Library LEAP; Seattle Parks and Recreation; and Sight Connection.

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