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WEBINAR: Round The Room - Accessibility In The Events Industry

Released by Roundhouse on Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Round The Room - Accessibility In The Events IndustryPictured left to right: Terry Cumming, Todd Winther, Michelle Davie

Accessibility at an event is about so much more than just getting to and from the venue. The events industry has become more aware that improving the accessibility of venues is instrumental in making events more inclusive.

Date And Time: Tuesday, 2 June 2020, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm AEST

As an event manager, organiser, or marketer, what does this mean for you?

In this one hour webinar, join us as we help you figure out: 

  • What makes events a positive experience and more appealing for people with special needs? 
  • What are the best practices to follow for accessibility when marketing and coordinating an event? 
  • How can we use technology and space to enhance event accessibility? 
  • What are the key costs and challenges to consider when implementing accessibility? 

What are the key strategies for driving accessibility from event ideation to implementation? 



Meet our inspiring panel of speakers on accessibility!

Terry Cumming: Professor of Special Education and Academic Lead Education from the UNSW Disability Innovation Institute

Terry's research has centred around improving learning and behavioural outcomes for students with disabilities. This has taken the forms of lifespan transitions, school connectedness, culturally responsive behavioural supports, universal design for learning, and educational technology, particularly mobile technology, that helps students transition from school to employment, to life in the community.

Todd Winther: Grants Administrator from YoungCare Australia

Todd has worked for Youngcare Australia since 2015, delivering grants for people with high care physical needs. He has also written extensively on policy development in the disability sector for the ABC, News Limited, and The Conversation, taught political science and disability policy subjects at two universities, and has contributed an essay to Black Inc's forthcoming collection Growing Up Disabled in Australia, which will be published in February 2021. Todd lives with his wife in Brisbane.

Michelle Davie Access: Liaison Manager, Splendour in the Grass

Michelle has a Bachelor of Business with a double major in Event Management and Sport Management and has been working in events for over 10 years. Michelle worked for Youngcare for a year and a half running fundraising events like the Simpson Desert Challenge, Y Women Series and Ribs and Red across Brisbane and Sydney. Michelle has been the Access Liaison Manager for Splendour in the Grass since 2017 working with patrons who have a disability or illness and require assistance with access.

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