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is it possible to build a truly diverse community?

B92fd0f4dfb7ed14c1441e4f4cf56542?s=47 Jenny Wong
November 09, 2018

is it possible to build a truly diverse community?

Often in our industry, aiming to increase diversity has been about finding people and trying to make them fit the mould of your event, project or team. How about changing the goal to making environments that could accommodate people from all headspaces, including people we haven't met yet?

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Jenny Wong

November 09, 2018
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  1. #ffconf @miss_jwo Is it possible to build a truly diverse

    community?
  2. #ffconf @miss_jwo Talks fast. Sorry.

  3. Community Addict

  4. None
  5. WordCamp London 2016 2016.london.wordcamp.org

  6. #ffconf @miss_jwo Diversity

  7. #ffconf @miss_jwo Diverse

  8. #ffconf @miss_jwo Diversity

  9. #ffconf @miss_jwo Inclusivity

  10. #ffconf @miss_jwo 100% organiser buy in

  11. #ffconf @miss_jwo How do you make a community inclusive?

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  13. #ffconf @miss_jwo Accessibility at the core

  14. #ffconf @miss_jwo Accessibility as the team goal

  15. #ffconf @miss_jwo What would an accessible event look like?

  16. #ffconf @miss_jwo Does [blank] make the event: 1. More accessible

    2. Less accessible 3. Stay the same
  17. #ffconf @miss_jwo Get inspired from everywhere else

  18. Environments

  19. #ffconf @miss_jwo How do you make an environment accessible?

  20. #ffconf @miss_jwo Budget or size does not matter,

  21. #ffconf @miss_jwo Budget or size does not matter, but it

    does help.
  22. #ffconf @miss_jwo Priorities

  23. Content 2016 cost: free

  24. #ffconf @miss_jwo Wording

  25. #ffconf @miss_jwo Gender neutral pronouns

  26. #ffconf @miss_jwo Tone of voice

  27. #ffconf @miss_jwo Understand the differences in accessibility terms

  28. #ffconf @miss_jwo Show what you want to see

  29. #ffconf @miss_jwo Proof read

  30. Child care 2016 cost: £2344

  31. None
  32. #ffconf @miss_jwo Find professionals

  33. #ffconf @miss_jwo Vet the professionals

  34. #ffconf @miss_jwo Have a parent you trust talk to them

  35. #ffconf @miss_jwo Meet them in person

  36. #ffconf @miss_jwo Get testimonials & follow through

  37. #ffconf @miss_jwo Encourage attendees to check it out

  38. Get testimonials & follow through

  39. Space planning 2016 cost: free

  40. #ffconf @miss_jwo Wheel chair accessible

  41. #ffconf @miss_jwo Hearing loops Check they work

  42. #ffconf @miss_jwo Lifts Check they work

  43. #ffconf @miss_jwo PyCon UK

  44. #ffconf @miss_jwo Multi-faith room Lactation room Quiet room Green room

  45. #ffconf @miss_jwo

  46. #ffconf @miss_jwo Sprint room Do some work, without the guilt.

  47. #ffconf @miss_jwo Break out spaces Overflow areas

  48. Signage 2016 cost: £3500

  49. #ffconf @miss_jwo Neurodiversity in the workplace

  50. #ffconf @miss_jwo Self-support

  51. #ffconf @miss_jwo Atmosphere & self-support

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  53. #ffconf @miss_jwo You will need more signage than you think

  54. #ffconf @miss_jwo Brand them

  55. #ffconf @miss_jwo Bright & eye catching

  56. #ffconf @miss_jwo Use a reading friendly font

  57. #ffconf @miss_jwo Bigger than you realise

  58. #ffconf @miss_jwo Hang above head level

  59. #ffconf @miss_jwo Signage takes more time to put up than

    you realise
  60. #ffconf @miss_jwo Pre-organise signage

  61. #ffconf @miss_jwo Blank branded signage

  62. #ffconf @miss_jwo Chisel tip marker pens

  63. #ffconf @miss_jwo Volunteer T-shirts are signage

  64. Scheduling 2016 cost: Free

  65. #ffconf @miss_jwo Turn over

  66. #ffconf @miss_jwo Wheelchair users

  67. #ffconf @miss_jwo Injuries

  68. #ffconf @miss_jwo Children

  69. #ffconf @miss_jwo 5 minute breathers

  70. #ffconf @miss_jwo Air the room

  71. #ffconf @miss_jwo Back of house lunch 2017 improvement

  72. Live captioning 2016 cost: £5,218.70

  73. Stenographers ( Sttr )

  74. #ffconf @miss_jwo Hard of hearing

  75. #ffconf @miss_jwo Accents

  76. #ffconf @miss_jwo Did they really say that?

  77. #ffconf @miss_jwo Extra A/V considerations

  78. #ffconf @miss_jwo Have a comfort monitor Speaker request

  79. Bathrooms 2016 cost: £50

  80. #ffconf @miss_jwo Gender neutral toilets

  81. #ffconf @miss_jwo Be aware of local planning regulations and laws

  82. #ffconf @miss_jwo De-gendered toilets

  83. #ffconf @miss_jwo Stalls

  84. #ffconf @miss_jwo May not be the only event in the

    space
  85. #ffconf @miss_jwo Talk to the venue managers first

  86. #ffconf @miss_jwo

  87. #ffconf @miss_jwo “Life Essentials” boxes

  88. None
  89. #ffconf @miss_jwo Open lid box & personal note

  90. #ffconf @miss_jwo Tampons, towels & panty liners

  91. #ffconf @miss_jwo Have extra to refill

  92. #ffconf @miss_jwo Put them in all bathrooms 2017 improvement

  93. Tickets 2016 cost: Free

  94. #ffconf @miss_jwo Ask for dietary requirements

  95. #ffconf @miss_jwo Accept that swag is an option, not a

    given
  96. #ffconf @miss_jwo Ask if the attendee needs sign language

  97. #ffconf @miss_jwo Ask if the attendee needs sign language &

    what language?
  98. #ffconf @miss_jwo Ask about people requiring child care

  99. #ffconf @miss_jwo Ask if people require a carer ticket 2017

    improvement
  100. #ffconf @miss_jwo Ask if people have any other requests 2017

    improvement
  101. Opening remarks 2016 cost: Free

  102. #ffconf @miss_jwo Events bring different cultures together

  103. #ffconf @miss_jwo Set the tone

  104. #ffconf @miss_jwo Empower your organisers & volunteers

  105. #ffconf @miss_jwo Turn over slide show Make sure they auto

    repeat
  106. Speaker support 2016 cost: Free

  107. #ffconf @miss_jwo Call for topics

  108. #ffconf @miss_jwo Outreach

  109. #ffconf @miss_jwo Apply to speak sessions

  110. #ffconf @miss_jwo Speaker Mentors 1:1 Group mentors Ideal for new

    speakers
  111. #ffconf @miss_jwo Mentors Encourage mentors to come along

  112. #ffconf @miss_jwo Virtual green room

  113. #ffconf @miss_jwo Physical green room

  114. #ffconf @miss_jwo Dedicated Speakers’ organiser

  115. #ffconf @miss_jwo Speakers information

  116. #ffconf @miss_jwo Speakers information pack Downloadable offline

  117. Social 2016 cost: £5860

  118. #ffconf @miss_jwo Non- alcohol centric

  119. #ffconf @miss_jwo Eat before you drink

  120. #ffconf @miss_jwo Drink tokens only given out after you get

    your evening meal
  121. #ffconf @miss_jwo Give the attendees something to do

  122. #ffconf @miss_jwo Retro games

  123. #ffconf @miss_jwo Table-top games 2018 improvement

  124. #ffconf @miss_jwo Drinks menu posters

  125. #ffconf @miss_jwo Non-alcoholic drinks listed first

  126. #ffconf @miss_jwo Quieter space to talk

  127. There’s more to do Cost: time

  128. Cost: £73,917.00

  129. Cost: £ 76,947.63

  130. #ffconf @miss_jwo Accessibility Is a first class citizen

  131. #ffconf @miss_jwo Setting expectations

  132. #ffconf @miss_jwo Tell people what to expect, & what not

    to expect
  133. #ffconf @miss_jwo Any improvement is better than no improvements

  134. #ffconf @miss_jwo Lessons learnt

  135. Team work

  136. #ffconf @miss_jwo Organising an event is a time sink

  137. #ffconf @miss_jwo Improve things step by step

  138. #ffconf @miss_jwo Create the atmosphere you would want to be

    in
  139. #ffconf @miss_jwo Size is not a measure of quality

  140. #ffconf @miss_jwo Have a single source of truth

  141. #ffconf @miss_jwo

  142. #ffconf @miss_jwo 2017.london.wordcamp.org/ about/information-packs/

  143. #ffconf @miss_jwo People don’t wake up hoping you will fail

    - anon
  144. #ffconf @miss_jwo Transparency gets more volunteers

  145. #ffconf @miss_jwo Transparency gets more sponsors

  146. #ffconf @miss_jwo People want to help you

  147. #ffconf @miss_jwo Ask for help

  148. #ffconf @miss_jwo Ask for help again

  149. #ffconf @miss_jwo Working in the open is not intuitive to

    all
  150. #ffconf @miss_jwo Working in the open allows people to join

    in
  151. #ffconf @miss_jwo If you believe something is important, you make

    the time for it.
  152. #ffconf @miss_jwo Impact

  153. None
  154. None
  155. #ffconf @miss_jwo

  156. #ffconf @miss_jwo Carolina Gilabert

  157. #ffconf @miss_jwo Carolina Gilabert

  158. #ffconf @miss_jwo Carolina Gilabert

  159. #ffconf @miss_jwo

  160. #ffconf @miss_jwo Don’t tell me it can’t be done

  161. #ffconf @miss_jwo Don’t tell me it can’t be done but

  162. #ffconf @miss_jwo There are limits to time, energy, and budgets

  163. #ffconf @miss_jwo If you want to see change, help.

  164. #ffconf @miss_jwo Open Invite

  165. #ffconf @miss_jwo And with that…

  166. #ffconf @miss_jwo Thank You Organisers

  167. #ffconf @miss_jwo Thank You Attendees

  168. #ffconf @miss_jwo Thank You Sponsors

  169. #ffconf @miss_jwo Thank You Speakers

  170. #ffconf @miss_jwo Thank You Volunteers

  171. #ffconf @miss_jwo Thank You for listening

  172. #ffconf @miss_jwo Cheers!

  173. #ffconf @miss_jwo Ask me later @miss_jwo ( DMs open )

    jenny@humanmade.com