The importance of accessible facilities at events

14th February 2024
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Amidst the excitement and festivities, it’s crucial not to overlook the importance of accessibility. Accessible facilities are essential for ensuring that all attendees, regardless of their abilities, can fully participate and enjoy the event experience.
Why accessible facilities matter:

Promoting inclusivity: Accessible facilities are a cornerstone of inclusivity. They ensure that everyone, including individuals with disabilities, can participate in events without barriers or limitations. By providing accessible amenities such as wheelchair ramps, handrails, and the entirety of accessible toilet units, event organisers demonstrate their commitment to welcoming all attendees.


Enhancing attendee experience: Accessible facilities not only accommodate individuals with disabilities but also improve the overall attendee experience. When attendees feel comfortable and supported, they’re more likely to engage with the event programming, interact with exhibitors, and have a positive impression of the event as a whole. Accessible facilities contribute to creating a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere that fosters enjoyment and participation for everyone.


Meeting legal requirements: Beyond ethical considerations, there are legal requirements for providing accessible facilities at events. Various laws and regulations are in place, including the Equality Act 2010 in the United Kingdom that states venues and events must take reasonable steps to make sure that disabled people are not at a disadvantage. Failing to comply with these regulations can result in legal consequences and damage to the event’s reputation.

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Tips for ensuring accessibility:

Plan ahead: Accessibility should be incorporated into the event planning process from the outset to address accessibility concerns effectively. Consider accessibility needs when selecting the event venue, designing layout and signage, and transportation options.


Consult with accessibility experts: Seek guidance from accessibility experts or organisations that specialise in disability rights and accommodations. They can provide valuable insights and recommendations for ensuring that your event meets the needs of all attendees.


Provide clear information: Communicate information about accessible facilities and services prominently on event websites, promotional materials, and signage. Include details about wheelchair accessibility, designated parking areas, accessible restrooms, and assistance services. Clear and comprehensive information helps attendees make informed decisions and feel confident about attending the event.

A readily available and clearly marked water supply sourced from a main supply or regularly refreshed stored water is essential. Cups or other drinking outlets should be provided, ensuring workers can hydrate safely.

Wernick Events disabled toilets with ramps

Inclusivity is at the heart of successful events, and Wernick Events is proud to offer a range of accessible facilities to accommodate to varied requirements. We understand the importance of creating an inclusive environment and are therefore fully committed to ensuring that all attendees have access to the necessary facilities at the events we provide to, regardless of their abilities.

Contact us today to learn more about our solutions for accessible requirements.