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Building an Accessible Community - AlterConf Dublin Edition

Building an Accessible Community - AlterConf Dublin Edition

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Jenny Wong

August 06, 2016
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  1. BUILDING AN ACCESSIBLE COMMUNITY Jenny Wong

  2. @miss_jwo Community addict

  3. WordCamp London 2016

  4. Diversity

  5. Diversity

  6. Inclusivity

  7. 100% organiser buy in

  8. Accessibility at the core

  9. Budget of event does not matter

  10. None
  11. 1. Content Cost: free

  12. Wording

  13. Gender neutral pronouns

  14. Tone of voice

  15. Understand the differences in accessibility terms

  16. Show what you want to see

  17. Proof read

  18. 2. Child care Cost: £2344

  19. None
  20. Don’t do it yourself

  21. Find professionals

  22. Vet the professionals

  23. Have a parent you trust talk to them

  24. Meet them in person

  25. Get testimonials & follow through

  26. Encourage attendees to check it out

  27. Get testimonials & follow through

  28. 3. Space planning Cost: Free

  29. Wheel chair accessible

  30. Hearing loops

  31. Multi-faith room

  32. Lactation room

  33. Quiet room

  34. Green room

  35. Sprint room Do some work, without the guilt

  36. Media room

  37. Break out spaces

  38. Overflow areas

  39. 4. Signage Cost: £3500

  40. Atmosphere & self-support

  41. You will need more signage than you think

  42. Self-support

  43. Brand them

  44. Bright & eye catching

  45. Use a reading friendly font

  46. Bigger than you realise

  47. Hang above head level

  48. Signage takes more time to put up than you realise

  49. Pre-organise signage

  50. Blank branded signage

  51. Chisel tip marker pens

  52. Volunteer T-shirts

  53. 5. Scheduling Cost: Free

  54. Turn over

  55. Wheelchair users

  56. Injuries

  57. Children

  58. 5 minute breathers

  59. Air the room

  60. Back of house lunch

  61. 6. Live captions Cost: £5,218.70

  62. Stenographers ( Sttr ) Cost: £5,218.70

  63. Hard of hearing

  64. Accents

  65. Extra A/V considerations

  66. Have a secondary monitor for speakers

  67. 7. Bathrooms Cost: £50

  68. De-gendered toilets

  69. De-gendered toilets

  70. Be aware of local planning regulations and laws

  71. Stalls

  72. May not be the only event in the space

  73. Talk to the venue managers first

  74. “Life Essentials” boxes

  75. “Life Essentials” boxes

  76. Open lid box & personal note

  77. Tampons & towels in different sizes

  78. Have extra to refill

  79. 8. Tickets Cost: Free

  80. Ask for dietary requirements

  81. Accept that swag was an option, not given

  82. Ask if anyone needs sign language

  83. Ask about people requiring child care

  84. Any other requests

  85. 9. Opening Remarks Cost: Free

  86. Events bring different cultures together

  87. Set the tone

  88. Empower your organisers & volunteers

  89. Turn over slide show Make sure they auto repeat

  90. 10. Speakers Cost: Free

  91. Call for topics

  92. Outreach

  93. Apply to speak sessions

  94. Virtual green room

  95. Dedicated speaker’s organiser

  96. Speakers Information pack

  97. Speakers Information pack Downloadable in PDF format

  98. 11. Social Cost: £5860

  99. Non- alcohol centric

  100. Eat before you drink

  101. Drinks tokens only given out after you got your evening

    meal
  102. Give the attendees something to do

  103. Retro games

  104. Drinks menu posters

  105. Non-alcoholic drinks listed first

  106. Quieter space to talk

  107. None
  108. There’s more to do Cost: Time

  109. Accessibility is a first class citizen

  110. Setting expectations

  111. Tell people what to expect have, & what not to

    expect
  112. Any improvement is better than no improvements

  113. WordCamp London 2016 Cavalry

  114. Questions? Ask me later: jenny@hmn.md or @miss_jwo