Rosemarie Rossetti, Ph.D.

Inclusive Meetings and Events
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    Accommodating People with Disabilities at Meetings and Events


    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.

    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.

    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

    Downloads

    A Sampling of Testimonials

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    Featured Articles — click / tap to view
    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
    Full Article List

    A full index of over 100 articles published about Rosemarie and the Universal Design Living Laboratory are available at UDLL.comExternal Link.

    Universal Design Living Laboratory

    Publications

    Universal Design Toolkit
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    ABC
    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