Creating accessible events on a budget

Online | RareChat

We’re excited to announce our next RareChat event!

In this 90-minute online event, we will be focusing on “Creating accessible events on a budget’’.

In this RareChat, we will facilitate a conversation among patient group leaders – both those experienced with events and first-timers.

They will share their experiences, tips and cost-effective solutions for making events more accessible and inclusive, without breaking the bank.

A screenshot of people participating in a zoom meeting.

About the Event

One in four people live with some form of disability, making it crucial to organise inclusive events that adapt to diverse needs. This is especially important in the rare disease community, where attendees may require specific accommodations such as dietary considerations, sensory accessibility, and mobility support.

Additionally, it is essential to consider accommodations beyond physical and medical needs, such as familial or cultural requirements. Adding to the challenge, patient support organisations often have limited resources, making accessibility and inclusivity incredibly difficult.

Join us to discuss

  • Practical ideas for ensuring event accessibility on a budget
  • The experiences of other patient group leaders and advocates
  • Common challenges when balancing accessibility on a budget, and how they can be overcome
  • Low-cost and free resources available for event planners

Come along to share your opinions and hear from your fellow patient group leaders. Spaces are limited so sign up now!

Please note: this is a discussion, not a training event, which will go to inform Beacon’s plans for future trainings and resources. This meeting will include live transcription and captions. 

What is RareChat?

RareChat is a chance to connect informally with other patient group leaders and advocates in the rare disease community. Each session will have a carefully selected theme and a Beacon team member to chair the discussion.

The sessions are designed to provide a space for the rare community to connect, share experiences and ideas informally, as opposed to receiving training on the topic.

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