Rosemarie Rossetti, Ph.D.

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Accommodating People with Disabilities at Meetings and Events

Five Meeting Professional Musts to Include People with Disabilities

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It’s a legal, social, and professional responsibility to adapt your meeting venue to accommodate speakers and attendees with disabilities.

Having been paralyzed from the waist down with a spinal cord injury, Rosemarie Rossetti, Ph.D. speaks from her wheelchair sharing her own dramatic personal story. She presents to audiences throughout the U.S. and beyond as a recognized expert on inclusive design. She has also earned recognition for her home that is the top-rated universal design home in North America.

In this presentation, Rossetti addresses crucial points you need to know to anticipate challenges in order to achieve a smooth, gracious, and respectful event experience for every participant. She will focus on: why disability inclusivity is so important, how to set up your meeting rooms, how to remove dining and networking challenges, how to accommodate speakers and guests with wheelchairs, and important resources designed to ease your way as a successful meeting professional.

This presentation to MPI chapter members can be approved by the Events Industry Council for continuing education credit.

Rosemarie is a Meeting Professionals International Inclusive Event Designer.

Learner Outcomes

  • Identify problems and challenges that people with disabilities experience at meetings and events.
  • Develop solutions to solve problems and challenges that people with disabilities experience at meetings and events.
  • Create an inclusive, easy access environment for people who use wheelchairs and scooters in and around meeting and dining rooms including layout, aisle width, easy access, table heights, and more.

Multimedia

The presentation is enhanced with a handout and high quality graphic slides which serve to illustrate the main points. Audiences are better able to retain the core messages by having visual illustrations.

Making Virtual Meetings Inclusive

Takeaways

  • Communication strategies to accommodate people with disabilities at virtual meetings.
  • Be able to implement technologies to enable people who are deaf, blind, or have learning disabilities to fully participate.
  • Know how to work with a presenter in advance of a virtual meeting to obtain supportive materials for the participants with disabilities.
  • Source suppliers that provide technology services to make your virtual meetings inclusive.

Multimedia

The presentation is enhanced with a handout and high quality graphic slides which serve to illustrate the main points. Audiences are better able to retain the core messages by having visual illustrations.

A Universal Design Approach for the Hospitality Industry

Talk about a game-changer: this session will change your view of universal design forever. Noted speaker Rosemarie Rossetti, Ph.D. understands the hospitality industry from the perspective of someone who uses a wheelchair. Guided by her personal experiences, extensive travels, and keen insight, take a roll with her through sample hospitality facilities to see common problems and challenges that design, layout, and materials present to people with disabilities and people of all abilities. Come away with solutions that provide more accessibility, greater independence, and increased safety for guests. Go beyond the ADA requirements and learn about inclusive design for all guests, regardless of their limitations.

Multimedia

The presentation is enhanced with a handout and high quality graphic slides which serve to illustrate the main points. Audiences are better able to retain the core messages by having visual illustrations.

Rosemarie IS the Right Choice
for Your Next Event!

EXPERIENCED

A proven (40+ year) success record in corporate & organizational settings, speaking to groups from 10 to 10,000.

CONSISTENT

Stellar evaluations from both participants & meeting planners, time after time.

TRUSTWORTHY

A skilled, approachable, ethical professional industry expert you can count on.

INTERACTIVE

Captivating, engaging, well researched, high content / high value presentations.

CUSTOMIZED

Pre-program interviews with persons you select allows Rosemarie to dig deep to customize programs tailored to your organization's desired outcomes. You will experience enterprise-wide satisfaction and measurable success.

CEUs

Credit-ready programs encourage attendance.

FUN !!

Attentive, organized, upbeat and easy to work with.

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Email 614-471-6100

Media / Articles — click / tap to view

Special Events Galore! External Link
Special Events Galore New!
Adapt to Dining and Networking Challenges
Northstar Meetings Group External Link
MPI Blog Article
How to Provide a Ramp and Stage for Speakers
Northstar Meetings Group External Link
Northstar Meetings Group
How to Assist and Best Communicate With People With Disabilities at Your Events
Northstar Meetings Group External Link
PUSHLiving Magazine
The Gift of Inclusive Design (Podcast)
Northstar Meetings Group External Link
Northstar Meetings Group
How to Plan Truly Accessible Meetings and Events (Podcast)
Smart Meetings Online External Link
MPI Blog Article
Tips to Accommodate Participants with Disabilities
MPI Foundation PDF Document
MPI Foundation Research Report
The State of Inclusion in Meetings & Events
Smart Meetings Online External Link
Smart Meetings Online
How To Accommodate People with Disabilities at Meetings

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  • Alliance of Independent Meeting Professionals
  • American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)
  • Buckeye Community Hope Foundation
  • Building Industry Association of Central Ohio
  • Columbus Home and Garden Show
  • Columbus Realtors®
  • Community Development Corporations Association of Greater Cincinnati
  • Construction Specifications Institute
  • Country Lane Seniors Community
  • Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association
  • Decorative Plumbing and Hardware Association
  • Design Arts Seminars
  • Disability Training Alliance
  • DiYanni Custom Homes
  • Downsize Columbus
  • Environments for Aging
  • Epcon Communities, Inc.
  • GreenHome Institute
  • Hospitality Design Expo
  • Home Builders Association of Greater Grand Rapids
  • LeadingAge Conference
  • Meeting Professionals International
  • Meeting Professionals International - Michigan Chapter
  • Meeting Professionals International - Mid America Conference
  • Meeting Professionals International - Middle Pennsylvania Chapter
  • Meeting Professionals International - North Florida Chapter
  • Meeting Professionals International - Ohio Chapter
  • Meeting Professionals International - Philadelphia Chapter
  • Meeting Professionals International - Pittsburgh Chapter
  • Michigan Realtors®
  • National Association of Home Builders
  • National Association of Realtors®
  • National Association of the Remodeling Industry
  • New Jersey Realtors®
  • New York Association of Realtors®
  • New York School of Interior Design
  • Ohio Community Development Corporation Association
  • Ohio Department of Aging
  • Ohio House of Representatives
  • Ohio Housing Finance Agency
  • Pennsylvania Association of Realtors®
  • People Working Cooperatively
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Society of Government Meeting Professionals
  • The Ohio State University
  • Universal Design Coalition, Sarasota, FL
  • Universal Design Summit
  • Universal Design Today Conference
  • University of Southern California
  • U.S. Department of Justice
The Chicago Tribune
PBS
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The Christian Science Monitor
Boomer Magazine
Realtor® Magazine
The Wall Street Journal
AIA Architect
Better Homes & Gardens
HGTV PRO
Health Insurance Underwriter
Benefits Selling Magazine
Financial Advisor Magazine
NBC