Accessible Events Guide

Northwestern University -  Accessible Events Guide

Northwestern University is committed to providing accessible and inclusive programming to all participants on and off campus and has a responsibility to do so under federal and state laws. This guide is intended to provide event organizers and campus administrators with the tools necessary to proactively plan events that are accessible to all attendees. This type of planning and organization makes students and their family members, faculty and staff, and community members with disabilities feel welcome at Northwestern events as opposed to an afterthought or burden.

The Accessible Events Guide is organized by the following sections:

Event Advertising & Registration

Event/Program Accessibility Statement

Event Planner Responsibilities

Programmatic & Venue Accessibility


Sign Language Interpreters

CART or Real Time Captioning

Food Allergies & Dietary Accommodations


Campus Partner Directory

Additional Campus Resources