There is increasing discussion around diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the event industry, and with this conversation comes increased awareness of the types of inclusivity to consider. Not all event attendees will have needs that are apparent to a planner; sensory challenges may go unseen by event staff unless they are properly trained to identify these needs.
Events can be an overwhelming place for those who are sensitive to lights, sounds, and crowds. Fortunately, there are training programs available for event staff, like those from KultureCity, a nonprofit based in Alabama. Programs like these can also provide accessories for attendees, such as noise-cancelling headphones, fidget objects, weighted lap pads, and more.
To learn more about training and being sensory inclusive at your next event, read the full article from MeetingsNet.
MeetingsNet is a sister publication of Special Events Magazine.