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December 2022

In November 2022 Shaping Our Lives held the UK’s first user-led inclusive involvement conference. Thinking Outside the (Tick) Box was a hybrid service user-led conference to share learning from marginalised communities about how to make involvement inclusive and effective.

Here you can download our (non-exhaustive) checklist which we used when approaching venues to talk about accessibility. There is a visual reminder to download too.

Read our top tips blog as well to find out more about what we learned from hosting the conference. In this blog we strongly recommend considering hybrid events – with online/ remote access. This is extremely important for many people with regards to accessibility.

To read the speaker and workshop notes from the conference please visit our conference outputs page.

For guidance on remote events and accessibility, these resources by Chronic Illness Inclusion may also be useful.

Download checklist for venues (Word doc)Download visual reminder sheet (PNG image)