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Author Topic: Proposal for CEDA Hosting Accessibility Language  (Read 1815 times)
V I Keenan
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« on: December 02, 2015, 10:15:43 AM »

For review/comment:
This is the draft of the accessibility language for CEDA HOSTING that was submitted at NCA.  To some extent is has tried to mirror some of the language of the NDT hosting docs in order to ensure hosts of a dual event like this year don't have conflicting criteria (a good example of this is the wheelchair language as a standard withing facility accessibility).
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CEDA Hosting:  Accessibility Guidelines:

In line with CEDA’s statements on non-discrimination and accessibility, CEDA Nationals hosts should include the following in their hosting plans:

1) The designation of an Accessibility Officer for the campus or facility who will assure that all accessibility measures are in place and text is available to publicize accessibility options prior to the tournament.  The Accessibility Officer will act as a liaison with existing campus accessibility offices or officers to ensure tournament plans best use available facilities, and will be available to respond to direct inquiries regarding accessibility questions on campus.  While this can be the Director on campus, it is strongly encouraged that a specific individual with time to address immediate concerns be appointed by the host to best facilitate use of campus/facility resources.

2) Hosts of CEDA Nationals are expected to provide accessibility to all attendees, and to publicize relevant accessibility information either in the Tournament Invitation or through pre-tournament communication to all participants.   

3) To the extent possible, all event spaces at the tournament should be accessible to everyone, including those in wheelchairs.   

4) The CEDA Tab will ensure that participants with mobility limitations will be noted in tabulation to minimize or eliminate the need for room movement during the tournament.  The location of rooms selected by Tab for these participants should consider social, meal, and restroom facility accessibility in its designation.  Tournament invitations should clearly identify contact information for a tab or tournament director to confirm Tabroom or registration accessibility indications prior to the tournament.

5) The host should provide a 'quiet room' for those who need it during the tournament.  This location and amenities of this space (such as dimmer
lighting) should be coordinated by the Accessibility Coordinator.

6) Hosts should identify gender neutral or single stall rest room facilities on campus and to publish locations in distributed tournament information.  In the absence of existing facilities on campus plans for the temporary designation of gender neutral restroom access or specific information for gender non conforming or nonbinary individuals should be made available. When possible, these facilities should be accessible spaces.

7) Mobility accommodations for pregnant participants and non-restroom nursing space should be available upon request.

Cool Tournament hosts are encouraged to consult their campus Accessibility
Officers/Office for additional suggestions on best practices to meet the above as necessary.
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