Do you want your next event to be accessible so it will be open to a broad, diverse audience? Ramp-Up.me gives you tips on how to make your event location more accessible, how to bring diversity into your program and how to communicate in order to reach more people. What is always helpful: an awareness of barriers, a network of diverse contacts and foresight in planning.
“For ten years re:publica has been striving to be as inclusive and accessible an event as possible and even though we have already achieved a great deal, every year we learn something new. Without the valuable tips and support from Sozialhelden we would have overlooked far too many things. That is why I can recommend the project Ramp-Up.me to all those who want to make their events as diverse as they should be in a modern society.”
“During the Open Transfer Camp we not only concerned ourselves with inclusion, but also paid close attention to its accessibility and looked for wheelchair accessible event locations. In addition, the Camps are free of charge because we want to organize events that everyone can participate in. And, at every OTC we continue to learn new things.”
“For us the Inclusion Congress 2014 was the first PHINEO event that was largely accessible. It was a wonderful experience during which we learned a great deal. We got a chance to experience diversity and its potential first hand. Since then we also inquire about assistance needs and have taken a close look at our website and publications and make changes.”
“I recommend that every event organizer, community leader and marketer use ramp-up.me. The page is my manual which makes it possible for the complex topic of inclusion to become part of my culture. Why do we need diversity and participation? Inclusion enriches. Diversity strengthens us. I see it as part of my responsibility at Microsoft to spread the word about this and to raise awareness for the fact that by no means are we there yet where we ought to be as a society.”
“We always try to involve people from very diverse backgrounds in Berliner Gazette conferences. How else could we discuss political and cultural topics that concern us all? I am convinced that there is no lack of experts who are not white / male / able-bodied, but that it is an organizer’s narrow view that keeps them from being invited.”
“Inclusion and accessibility are very important for Messe Berlin. We are striving to make the exhibition grounds accessible to as many people as possible and to enable their participation in our events. Also, during the ITB tourism trade fair, a “Day of Accessible Tourism” takes place and the IFA industrial exhibition Messe Berlin offers guided tours for people with vision impairments. We are grateful to Ramp-Up.me for the great suggestions on how to promote this important and complex topic.”