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Attending Equality Network Events: Access

The Equality Network makes every effort to ensure that all events we organise are accessible to everyone who wishes to attend. To assist us in achieving this, when we organise an event we will ask about access requirements.

Often our events are free to attend, though we ask people to register in advance. For some events we may be able to waive the cost of admission for people for whom the cost would be a barrier to attending.

If you need a personal assistant/support worker to be with you during an event, please let us know: we will provide them with a free place.

If you have a query about attending an Equality Network event, please contact us.

Disability

Blind/Visual impairment

All Equality Network printed resources are provided in 14-point arial text, in accordance with RNIB guidelines for visual impairment. If you require soft copies, Braille transcriptions, large print, or other accommodation for your vision, please let us know when you book for the event: we will always try to provide our material in a readable format.

Deaf/Hearing impairment

If you need a BSL translator, electronic notetaker, or other support to be able to take part in our events, please let us know when you book for the event: we will always try to accommodate you, but translators and notetakers need to be booked well in advance of the event: we cannot normally book unless we know that someone is attending who will make use of this support.

Dyslexia

If you need the printed resources for the event on a different colour of paper for ease of reading, please let us know when you book for the event: we will always try to provide our material in a readable format.

Mobility

We make every effort to find venues accessible to people with mobility impairments for our events. If you have specific access needs, please let us know when you book for the event.

Children

We may be able to help with the cost of childcare and/or family support if this would be a barrier to you attending an event.

Food

Where a meal is provided at our events, we always ensure vegetarian and vegan options are provided, and we always ask the caterers to clearly label the plates. If you have other diet needs – such as halal, wheat-free, nut allergy – please let us know when you book for the event.

Travel costs

If the cost of travel or, if you live a long distance from an event, accommodation would be a barrier to you attending an event we may be able to help. If this is the case please let us know in advance.

Respect

Most Equality Network events are attended both by people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT), and by people who are not familiar with the LGBT communities in Scotland and may not be familiar with some of the words used. People may also have very differing views on some of the issues discussed. We provide an information sheet with some short definitions and we ask all participants to behave respectfully and politely towards each other.