Office of Diversity, Equity, and AccessUniversity of Illinois
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Hosting a Public Event

Accommodations must also be made to members of the public who attend University-sponsored events. The sponsoring department is responsible for accommodating the needs of all participants. This means conducting events in accessible locations and may mean providing sign-language interpreters, printed material in Braille, or alternative formats such as audio recordings, if requested in advance. To encourage broad participation in college or department-sponsored events, units should include an accommodation statement in event publications inviting registrants/attendees to request an accommodation. Departments sponsoring events are encouraged to contact the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Access or the Division of Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES) for assistance with planning accessible events and/or facilitating accommodations.