Event Planning Accessibility

Use our Accessible Event Planning Checklist (AEPC) so all users can participate in your event. Please note: there is now an elevator to provide access to the Royal Arbutus Room (contrary to p.3 of the AEPC).

VIU staff and/or departments organizing events on Campus (that will be attended by a student requiring American Sign Language [ASL] Interpreting), are encouraged to include ASL interpreting in their budgets. You may contact Island Deaf and Hard of Hearing Centre or by phone at 250-753-0999 to request interpreters. Current fees are $40/hour per interpreter, travel time and mileage. It is typical to require two interpreters for an event as they work as a team. A minimum of 48 hours advanced notice during business hours, is required. Real-time Captioning is also another option to provide access. Please also ensure that any video content you show includes closed-captioning.

(Updated July 2018)