Making College Events Accessible
Attached is a useful guide outlining areas that need to be considered when organizing Accessible events.
- Accessible Events - A good practice guide for staff organising events in Higher Education - click on this link here to open the online downloadable booklet on creating an accessible event (PDF)
- Accessible Building checking tool that will assist you in determining if the event will be accessible - click on this link here to check a building accessible information.
- Accessibility of Meeting Rooms on Campus - As per the College Accessible Information Policy all Trinity events should be accessible to all possible attendees and every effort should be made to ensure accessibility features are considered.
- TCD Communications office guide to event management - click here on this link for online information from the TCD communications office.
- Working with a Sign Language Interpreter in College - Guidelines for working with Irish Sign Language Interpreters (PDF)
Procedure for accessing lectures (including tutorials or labs) during a lift failure
- Estates and Facilities notify the Disability Service of lift failures
- The Disability Service informs wheelchair users via email
- The onus is on students to check their timetables and if impacted to contact their school/department
- Where possible, schools/departments should move the lecture to an accessible venue
- If this is not possible, they should consider postponing the lecture or offering the student an alternative
Please note: During a lift failure, staff, students and visitors who use wheelchairs or scooters are advised not to access or attempt to access upper floors unless they can do so safely and fully independently.