Planning an Accessible Holiday Gathering

With the holidays fast approaching, it’s time to begin planning the parties, events and special dinners of the season, which might include a holiday gathering at your home or work. Workplace holiday parties offer a fun way to interact with your colleagues in an out-of-work environment (even if you’ve just traveled to the conference room!), making them a great way to get to know the people you spend day after day with.

When it comes to planning and putting together your event, it’s important to consider the needs of your colleagues and guests, including any disabilities they may live with. Whether some members of your team have limited mobility or a colleague’s partner and plus one uses a wheelchair to get around, planning an accessible holiday party ensures every guest enjoys their time to the fullest.

Choose an Open Area to Host Your Event

The most important rule of hosting a wheelchair-friendly party is to make it easily accessible. Make sure you create ample open space for guests to mix and mingle. Push catering and refreshment tables to the edges of the room to create maximum space and remove any obstacles for your guests. If your office building does not have an elevator, [...]

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