JMU encourages universal design concepts and campus accessibility to ensure that the right resources are available so everyone feels welcome. When planning an event on campus use these guidelines to offer and provide accessible resources.

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Accessible Event Planning Guide

This practical guide will help you embrace the concepts of universal design by providing ideas, checklists, and resources.

Accessible Event Guide

Accessible Event Guide - PDF

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Inclusive Presentations

Creating and delivering a presentation that takes into consideration the varied abilities of the audience will maximize participation for everyone. Well in advance of your event, share with presenters these best practices for presentations that include the entire audience.

Best Practices for an Inclusive Presentation


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ASL Interpreters

Reserving an American Sign Language interpreter may be an important addition to your campus event.  Here is a link to guidelines for hiring and working with an ASL interpreter.

ASL Interpreter Guidelines

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Accessible Parking Map

Easily provide a map of parking lots with accessible spaces using this PDF.

Accessible Parking Map

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Building Accessibility Information

Quickly lookup useful information for each building including accessibility information, building features, street address, photo, and related links.

Campus Building Index


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Interactive Accessibility Map

This valuable map allows users to zoom in and click on buildings for accessibility information and parking lots for accessible space counts and locations.

link to the Interactive Accessibility Map

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Accessible Shuttles

JMU Motor Pool has ADA compliant buses for campus shuttle services during special events.

JMU Motor Pool

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Inclusive Spaces

JMU strives to make our campus fully inclusive to both our campus community and visitors. This includes providing inclusive personal spaces such as Universal restrooms, lactation spaces, and baby changing stations.

Inclusive Spaces


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Service Dog Signage

Consider including information on proper service dog etiquette in event materials or slideshow.

Service Dog Signage (PDF)

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