Policy Brief & Purpose
SD Europe’s accessibility policy outlines our provisions for disabled people. We want to make our activities, outputs and overall organisation available to all people respecting their individual needs, dignity, independence and equal opportunity.
This policy applies to all prospective, current employees/consultants, and event attendees of SD Europe, including anyone who may have access requirements.
We have taken actions to ensure that people with disabilities will be able to move about safely and easily and make full use of our activities. The disabled people that this policy refers to include but are not limited to:
● Wheelchair-users and people with limited mobility or who use mobility aids (e.g. crutches or canes)
● People who face barriers during everyday activities (e.g. opening doors, walking up the stairs, reading signs etc.)
● People who are partially sighted, blind, hard of hearing, deaf or intellectually disabled
● People who require a personal assistant or constant medical care
While SD Europe has several provisions for people with disabilities, these are not the only provisions available and SD Europe will make other reasonable adjustments in line with any other access requirements:
● Implemented accessible formats in our everyday communication (e.g. screen friendly website.)
● Placed ramps at specific spots to facilitate the movements of wheelchair users at events. We allow assistive devices, guide and assistance animals and support persons to be in our organisations activities for as long as their services are needed.
While SD Europe will actively ask participants for access requirements for events/meetings, it is also encouraged to report any access issues they may encounter at SD Europe events / communications to the SD Europe Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Arik Rosenstein at firstname.lastname@example.org.