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DC Government Guide on Accessible Meetings and Conferences

Introduction

Meetings and conferences in the District of Columbia bring people together to share information, develop strategies, work toward common goals and celebrate successes at the international, national, and local levels. The level of success of these events is solely determined by the participation of the attendees. Given the time, effort and resources committed to planning events, it makes good business sense to ensure that all attendees can fully participate.

The accommodation and inclusion needs of people with disabilities are often overlooked when meetings and conferences are organized.
 
The DC Government Guide on Accessible Meetings and Conferences provides DC government agencies and officials with practical tips and recommendations to ensure the full participation of individuals with disabilities in meetings and conferences. 
 
This guide was compiled and developed by ODR with the purpose to assist in the planning process and reflects an optimal level of accessibility.  Some facilities may not meet all of the criteria outlined in this document.  If the agency is in doubt about the level of accessibility at a potential venue, the agency officials should consult ODR.
 
For information and assistance, please contact the Office of Disability Rights.
 
Website: odr.dc.gov
ODR Main Number: (202) 724-5055
TTY: (202) 727-3363   
Fax: (202) 727-9484
Location: 441 4th Street NW
                Suite 729 North
                Washington, DC 20001