Chances are you have already undertaken your student group membership recruitment. You may or may not have people who represent the diversity of York’s campuses within your group or planning team. If you don’t have people on your team who can speak to different needs and interests of these groups, consider pitching your event ideas to people you know that can speak to their needs and interests to see how your plan works for them. This can enable you to consider their needs when planning your event.
You may only have a few emcees, facilitators, speakers/presenters, and performers, but it is important to ensure that as best they can, represent the diversity of the York community. Here’s a few people you can call for links to particular communities. The communities they are attached to are noted in brackets:
Many buildings on York’s campuses have an elevator. While this makes some spaces accessible for some people, it may not for other if they can’t reach the buttons ,or don’t have access to Braille or raised number markings, or audible floor announcements
Ensuring the pathways are well lit contributes to the accessibility and safety and security of your event in many ways – whether it be related to people traveling alone or people using assistive devices.
York is well serviced by the TTC, but not all TTC vehicles are equipped with the ability to accommodate passengers using assistive devices or have the request-stop service for women traveling at night. Before confirming the time of your event, you might want to check to see if the availability of accessible vehicles differ at different times of the day and at what times the request stop service operates.