Are postsecondary institutions responsible for accessibility at off-campus events?

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If an off-campus event, such as a graduation ceremony or a course, is sponsored by an institution, the institution is responsible for ensuring that it is accessible to qualified students and guests with disabilities. When planning the event, inspect the meeting rooms, parking areas, restrooms, and other facilities ahead of time to ensure that they are accessible to people with mobility impairments and other types of disabilities. Also include a statement in event publications and websites that tells how to request disability-related accommodations.

For information on making campus events accessible, visit the Student Services Conference Room, or access the publication Equal Access: Universal Design of Conference Exhibits and Presentations.