Campus and Event Accessibility
Maps, Directions and Parking
Montgomery College provides multiple formats of directions and maps including printable PDFs and links to Google maps.Germantown Rockville Takoma Park / Silver Spring Other Locations
When programming an event, consider the following strategies for planning a more accessible program or event.
How to Make Your Presentations Accessible for organizers and speakers. Make your presentations, meetings, training, and events accessible for your participants including persons with disabilities.
Include an Accommodation Request Statement
Please contact us if assistance is needed in creating an accommodation request statement by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Include the following information when creating your events accommodation request statement.
Who: Person or office
How: Phone, fax, email, or online form
When: Advance notice the request should be made e.g. at least two weeks in advance of the event
Example: To request a reasonable accommodation, please contact Jamie Doe by email at email@example.com or by phone at 555-555-5555. Requests should be made by at least two weeks in advance of the event.
Have an accommodations point of contact
Identify the event coordinator point of contact that is responsible for coordinating accommodations with appropriate Campus stakeholders.
Path of travel
Consider wheelchair accessible routes without barriers such as the availability of an elevator instead of steps. Ensure paths from accessible parking spaces to the event location is clear of barriers in all weather conditions.
Consider if the entrance is wheelchair accessible and if the primary entrance is not accessible, signage to communicate where the accessible entrance is located.
Make sure that Wheelchair accessible bathrooms are available
Consider wheelchair access
- Wheelchair locations are interspersed such as the front middle and back of the room
- Aisle distance at least 36” and at least 44” if goods and services are available
- Cables are covered over isles and pathways that do not exceed ½” thick.
- Table height for food is between 28”-34”
Wheelchair accessible seating guidelines
Up to 25 attendees = 1 wheelchair accessible seating location available
26-50 attendees = 2 wheelchair accessible seating location available
51-300 attendees = 4 wheelchair accessible seating location available
301-500 attendees = 6 wheelchair accessible seating location available
For every 100 additional attendees over 500 add one additional wheelchair accessible seating location