Promote accessibility for individuals with impairments this Halloween by participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project! A teal pumpkin on your doorstep signifies you have non-food treats for those affected by food allergies or other health issues.
EqualWeb wants to protect the right of every person to participate and feel included in the Halloween fun. Families and children living with disabilities or those needing precautions can feel excluded from events when their basic requirements are not considered.
Here are a few steps you can take to keep ACCESSIBILITY on top of your Halloween list:
- Startling scares & flashing lights: This can be problematic for people living with anxiety, epilepsy, or sensory sensitivities. Make sure that innovative decorations and scary music can be noticed from afar.
- Remove tripping hazards and physical barriers: Ensure your treat bowls and pumpkins are at the bottom of the stairs, and the area is well-lit. Stairs may present challenges for those living with mobility-related disabilities.
- Clear & concise communication: Visual cues may be unclear to those affected by various degrees of vision loss. Use clear and descriptive language to communicate. Be prepared to describe treats for kids who might have low vision or blindness.
- Some children may be non-verbal: Don’t request a verbal response from children. Try being patient when you don’t receive a response to questions.
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