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Event Planning

Accessibility Guidelines for Speakers
Be aware that when presenting, your audience may include people with visual, learning, auditory and cognitive disabilities. It is important that all participants have equal access to your presentation. All events must include an accommodations statement, and participants with disabilities should have contacted the event coordinator with their specific needs prior to the event. Additional information for speakers is available in the Accessibility Guidelines for Speakers.

Accessibility Checklist for Programs, Activities, Events and Services
St. Louis Community College is responsible for ensuring equal access to all of its programs, activities, events and services for persons with disabilities. This pertains to college-sponsored events off campus as well as on campus. All events must include an accommodations statement. Participants with disabilities requesting accommodations need to contact the event coordinator in a timely manner and requests must be reasonable. More detailed information is available in our Accessibility Checklist of Programs and Events.  Questions regarding whether a request is reasonable can be discussed with the Access office staff.

While Access office staff may serve as consultants, the event coordinator is responsible for ensuring equal access. Most facilities within the college are accessible, but the off-campus sites may pose more of a challenge. 

The event coordinator should use the following request form to ensure equal access for all programs, activities, events or services.

In order to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, all fliers or brochures printed by the College should have a statement regarding the availability of accommodations. The district has approved the following two statements to be used when printing brochures and fliers. The Public Information and Marketing office asks that you do not alter the wording. One is a short statement and the other a longer version.

St. Louis Community College is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. If you have accommodation needs, please call (phone number of department sponsoring the event) within two working days of the scheduled event to request needs. Documentation of disability may be required.

St. Louis Community College is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of The Rehabilitation Act. If you have a disability and need an accommodation (for example, if you are deaf or hard-of-hearing and need an interpreter) please call within two working days of the scheduled event. Documentation of disability may be required. Advance requests give the college time to ensure that accommodations and an ample supply of adaptive materials are available.