Our Accessibility Checklist is intended to help you host accessible and inclusive public events. It is not difficult to plan events for people of all abilities, ages, body types, and genders. Simply plan ahead and be flexible.
Three things to keep in mind when hosting a community event:
- Remove physical barriers and possible hazards so people can move around a space safely.
- Treat people with respect; value each person’s self-respect and self-worth.
- Provide people with information about the accessibility of your space, how you will accommodate people, and who they should contact if they have questions or specific needs.
The NWT Human Rights Act outlines equality rights and accommodation responsibilities in the Northwest Territories. Everyone has a right to participate in their community. Groups have a responsibility to include people based on the areas and grounds in the Act. The best way to promote accessibility is to think about inclusion.
This checklist is intended as a guideline only. If you have any questions about your rights or responsibilities under the NWT Human Rights Act, please contact us.
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