Accessible Temporary Events

Thursday, April 14, 2022
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time Zone


There are many temporary events that take place every year in communities throughout the country such as street festivals, craft fairs, music events, state and county fairs, book fairs, air shows, sports tournaments, and parades. This session will focus on the application of the general non-discrimination requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to both indoor and outdoor temporary events. Strategies for insuring access for all persons will be discussed. There will be time for participants to ask questions of the speakers following the presentation.

Continuing Education Recognition Available

Certificate Credit hours
Certificate of Attendance 1.5


Nancy Horton, Information Specialist, Mid-Atlantic ADA Center

Jennifer Lin Perry, Access Specialist, Northeast ADA Center

Questions for presenters:

1 Would a food truck be included for these types of events? If so what kind of regulations would apply to them? What has been done to accommodate mobility impaired persons due to the high ordering window that they usually have?
2 Summer events (e.g., music/folklife festivals, parades) are right around the corner. What are some accessibility/universal design best practices for temporary events: temporary parking, loading zone areas, beer gardens, mobile food vendors, locations of temporary restrooms, stage, seating, directory/map, and accessible routes?
3 For events where pre-registration is required- What is the proper way to ask if an attendee needs any specific aides or services? Anything from mobility, to ASL being provided, or closed captioning? Is there an accepted question or way to ask what they need while still being considerate of privacy?

Session Questions

This session is accepting questions from registered users. After you have registered to participate in this session you can submit your questions on your Account Manager page. Please note: the number of questions will be limited and submissions will be closed well before the session starts to provide time to prepare answers.