ESPA Launches Accessibility Toolkit for Venues

New Resource Makes Hospitality ‘Hospitable’ For People with Disabilities

If you were asked by a client…

Do you know which all-night pharmacy is closest to your hotel?

Does your convention center have an emergency Epi-Pen and someone who knows how to use it?

How do you make your event accessible to all?

ESPA has created “Project Access: Accessible Meetings FAQs,” a downloadable resource form that hotels, convention centers, CVBs and other destinations and venues can customize with their accessibility information and branding to provide to meeting planners.

The checklists are designed sequentially, from a guest’s arrival at a destination airport, to ground transportation, lodging, meeting venues and offsite venues. There is also a resource list that DMOs can customize to fill in state and local agencies. The toolkit was created with the input of ESPA members who work in convention and visitors bureaus, hotels and convention centers, along with contributions from meeting planners.

Download a copy and implement it in your venue or city!

The Accessibility FAQs toolkit is readily available to all ESPA members on the members-only web site. Just log in to My ESPA Portal. Non-members can email to receive a copy.

ESPA is a CMP Preferred Provider

ESPA is committed to providing education that will help support its members’ goal to be a CMP designate. ESPA became a CMP Preferred Provider from the start of the inception of this offering. CMP Preferred Providers are organizations that have formally registered with the Events Industry Council and are committed to providing education that aligns with one of the 9 domains included in the CMP International Standards (CMP-IS). The CMP- IS domains are: Strategic Planning, Project Management, Risk Management, Financial Management, Human Resources, Stakeholder Management, Meeting or Event Design, Site Management, and Marketing.

For sessions that are CMP approved content, ESPA uploads participant information directly to the Events Industry Council web site, making it easy to track your continuing education hours requirement.