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Is the Meeting & Events Industry Doing Enough for Disabled Attendees? New Report in Unique Venues Magazine Looks at the Implications


Wed, 05/02/2018
The Spring Issue is FREE for planners & includes 80 pages of news, tips and profiles

EDWARDS, COLORADO (May 2, 2018) – It’s estimated that 1 in 5 Americans has a disability of some degree. With so many people affected, Unique Venues wondered how well the meetings and events industry is meeting the needs of all attendees in 2018. A new report in the Spring Issue of Unique Venues magazine looks at how college and university spaces in particular are not only complying with ADA guidelines but also going above and beyond with new technologies and capabilities that cater to those with mobility, sight, and hearing impairment—whether building accessible residence halls with specially-equipped overnight accommodations or offering high-tech audio systems that are discreet and functional.

“I think many able-bodied attendees can take for granted how well we are able to integrate with meetings and events, but the statistics of how many people are affected by a disability is an indicator that the industry needs to do better,” says Unique Venues Founder Michele Nichols. “Discovering how well non-traditional spaces like campuses provide accessibility for all is further proof to me of how our niche market considers all the small details that make a big difference to someone else.”

In addition to this featured article, the new college and university-focused Spring Issue has 80-plus pages full of rich content targeted to planners, including a look at the eight most thrilling experiences attendees can have on a campus (from participating in peaceful protest to exploring the Redwood Forest), a report on the growing trend of One-Stop Shop models, a tour through Bay Area venues, and expert advice on creating effective anti-harassment policies.

Unique Venues magazine is distributed FREE of charge to professional and accredited planners in the U.S. and Canada. As well, the magazine is delivered electronically to an additional 36,000+ professional and freelance planners. To join the mailing list for Unique Venues magazine, simply register here.

In addition, the website features a comprehensive database of all member listings including contact information, photo and video galleries, menus, meeting room capacities, a FREE RFP service, and more.

About Unique Venues
Unique Venues has been the go-to source for non-conventional meeting and event venues, and the planners looking for them, for more than 30 years. The marketing and membership company has grown to be the largest online database in the U.S. and Canada with member venues including colleges and universities, historical and cultural venues, arenas and stadiums, camps and retreat centers, conferences and business centers, and other special event venues. Services include free RFP submissions, assisted searches, and a regular magazine distribution that help planners find the perfect fit every time.

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