Event Accessibility

Event Accessibility title slide

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The end of the presentation has links to resources you should check out, mostly where I got my information. I also sent out a few tweets after the presentation, of things I didn’t get to say in just 15min.

1) brush up on disability etiquette, try this video for an entertaining start https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gv1aDEFlXq8 #wcus

2) Another event #a11y “policy” you could try: color communication cards http://autisticadvocacy.org/2014/02/color-communication-badges/ #wcus

3) If you’re speaking about #a11y, read this post& make sure you’re not accidentally othering PwD in your talk http://realsocialskills.org/post/148703476372/disabled-people-go-to-disability-conferences-and #wcus

4) when talking with people w/ disabilities about event #a11y, “don’t be a barrier to access needs” was the biggest concern – there’s a stigma about “faking” disability to get “perks”, which often prevents PwD from getting support needed