Best Practices How to Arrange Event for All. : Experiences Narrated by Professionals.

by Suvi Vuorsola

Institution: Satakunnan ammattikorkeakoulu
Year: 2014
Record ID: 1130612
Full text PDF: http://www.theseus.fi/handle/10024/77567


The purpose of this thesis was to coordinate a publication considering accessible event. Publication consists of fourteen articles and case texts considering accessible event. The articles and case texts are related to cultural events or recreational and outdoor sport events. They are written by professionals in accessibility. Other purpose was to analyze the texts and formulate a summary chapter to the publication based on the results. Whole publication is executed in Finnish. Theoretical framework and results are covered in English in the thesis work report. Texts of the publication are used as a data of this thesis work. Each individual text is analyzed and advices to improve accessibility are searched from the articles and case texts. The final results were formed from the advices repetitiously appearing in the articles. Some specific piece of advices were taken into final results when they seemed to have novelty value or be otherwise remarkable advice for the organizer of event for all. Result of the thesis work is the coordinated publication about arranging an accessible event. In the summary chapter of the publication is presented the findings from the analysis of the articles. Results proved physical accessibility is essential for participation of many people. Attitude effects on the atmosphere and is a basis for psychological and social accessibility. Affordable pricing enables participation. Good level of informational and cognitive accessibility is required in today’s event production. Overall accessibility increases possibility to participate and improves fulfilment of equality. Publication will be available from publication store.