Toby is a wheelchair user and is supported by his PA's (aka close protection officer or carer). Carer isn't very PC these days. It's very important that you read the following guidelines before Toby's arrival. If you have any questions or unsure about anything please ask us as assumptions are the mother of all f*** ups!
- Step free access into the venue/stage where the talk will take place. This means that a lift or ramp is provided to access the venue.
- Access to a gender neutral disabled toilet (Toby has female PA’s)
- Toby will be accompanied by one of his PAs (name to be confirmed nearer the time). They need somewhere comfortable to wait nearby.
- If there’s a stage/raised podium Toby requires step-free/ramped access (see below)
- If microphones are to be used then Toby requires a lapel mic
- Someone to set up A/V for Toby and click slides forward for him (his PA can be clicker)
- Toby needs to be able to see a clock from where he is speaking
- Provide a dual screen so that Toby does not need to turn to see the slides
- If we are eating at a table (i.e. you are organising a breakfast event) then Toby's PA needs to be sat on his right hand side in order to feed him and they will need to eat as well
- Supplied with bottles of vitamin water to bathe Toby's dog in*
If there is no step-free access onto a stage or podium or into your venue then you may need to rent or purchase a roll-a-ramp
(Toby highly recommends this company). This ramp company has a handy calculator on their website to calculate the length of ramp you require for the height of steps that need to be climbed.
If Toby is speaking overseas:
- Toby will be accompanied by one or two of his PA's and their travel and reasonable expenses will be added to the invoice
- Toby requires a wheelchair accessible hotel room with twin bed
- Toby may have to rent a hoist that gets him in and out of bed and the expense of this will be added to the invoice