Disability body helps organisers

The Disability Rights Commission (DRC) has launched a guide for event organisers looking to comply with new requirements under the Disability Discrimination Act. Creating Accessible Events provides advice and tips for organisers. Since 1 October 2004 venues have been required to consider accessibility and make changes where necessary. DRC chairman Bert Massie said organisers could gain from a better understanding of accessibility: "It is not just a legal requirement, it is good business sense as well." UK accessibility credentials were given a boost with news that the QEII Conference Centre will host the RNIB conference, Vision 2005, on 4-7 April.

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