Author: Francisco Uy

Resources & Guidance

There are many things you can do to be more inclusive and accessible. If you aren’t sure where to start then you can have a look at some of our resources or consider contacting us to get access to our free inclusion and accessibility services.

Our Doors are Open Guide

The Guide has a lot of ideas and steps to help your community understand new ways to be accessible and inclusive.

Quick Accessibility Tips

These tip sheets can help you get started on making improvements in your place of worship. 

  • Tips for interaction and building relationships 
  • Accessibility Checklist
  • Create Accessible Communication Material 

Accessibility and Inclusion Resources

There are many great resources to help you understand how to be more inclusive and accessible. Make sure that you add your place of worship to Accessibility Cloud so that people know you are inclusive.

  • Add your place of worship to Accessibility Cloud (used by many mapping applications)
  • Have an accessibility mapathon
  • Online resources 

Our Doors are Open Services

In many cases, the Our Doors are Open team can come to your place of worship to lead an inclusion workshop or you can send some of your materials to us for review. If multiple organizations are interested in learning more than we can also give a train the trainer seminar. Learn more about our services in this section.

  • Train the Trainer Seminar
  • Community Workshop
  • Website Accessibility audits
  • Accessibility Audit of your Communications (e.g. digital newsletter, web site)

Mapathon

You can review the spaces and places that you visit for accessibility and help build the accessibility map in accessibility cloud. Try our simple form on BIG IDeA to share your assessment: Review a Business

Our Doors are Open help you to organize a mapping event in your community.  Mapathons provide a quick and easy way to determine accessibility and inclusivity in your community. Bringing together people from your community to work together, you can evaluate ease of movement and access to information at your place of worship and the surrounding area. Click below for more information on how mapathons work and to sign up for one with your community:

Examples: St. Peter's Parish, Masjid Toronto, Anshei Minsk Synagogue, Zen Buddhist Temple...
Street. Unit Number. Postal Code.
Only if organizing a mapping event