USC values the equitable and full inclusion of individuals with disabilities into all aspects of campus life.  As such, all units have a shared responsibility to make their events accessible to all.  In most cases, doing so is free or low-cost and requires only modest planning.  Many resources exist, including the publication “Making Temporary Events Accessible to People with Disabilities.”

At USC, it may be helpful to think of event accessible from the perspective of the guest with a disability.  How will they arrive on campus, where will they park, what is the route into the event, etc.  Some specific recommendations include:

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USC policy requires the campus unit hosting the event to provide sufficient funds to cover accommodation costs.  USC offices and groups that believe they do not have an adequate budget to cover the cost of accommodations at an event should contact Zarita Abbott at zabbott@usc.edu or 213-740-5243 to discuss appropriate escalation plans.