Disability, Access and Inclusion in the Event Industry: a call for inclusive event research

Publisher:
Cognizant Communication Corporation
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Citation:
Event Management, 2012, 16 (3), pp. 259 - 265
Issue Date:
2012-01
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The article sets a context of the United Nations (2006) Convention for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities as an international agreement that in principle guarantees people with disability an equality of experience in all areas of citizenship including the event industry. The remainder of the article provides an understanding of the demographics of the group, the research literature in event specific journals, market arguments examples, and an overview of disability-specific events that the industry may not have previously considered. The article concludes with a call for the events industry to develop a culture of inclusive practice and for academic event researchers to place disability, access, and inclusion on the research agenda.
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