About The Event
As important conversations range from local, national, to international spaces, navigating the systems to meaningfully participate gets increasingly difficult. More so if accessibility was not designed from the start. With Access Awareness Week Nova Scotia and National AccessAbility Week happening on the week of May 28th - June 3rd, learning about the barriers to accessing these critical conversations is key to disability inclusion within the sector. Learn from Amanda about the gaps she found during her experience at the 67th session of the Commission on the Status of Women and gain the tools you need to start including accessibility from the start.
What You Can Gain From Attending This Event
An accessibility guide with information to consider for in-person and virtual programming including a basic checklist to get started
Activities to help redesign your initiatives to increase access to your work and content
Understanding the United Nations' system and conferences for accessibility and disability inclusion
and, how technology can be helpful for increasing access (if you know the limitations)
Join Amanda on May 31st from 4 - 5 PM ADT/ 12 - 1 PM PDT to learn how to consider accessibility when designing events and programming!
ASL Interpretation and CART are available for this event!
About the Facilitator
Amanda Hendrie (she/her) is a deaf and disabled advocate who strives to increase meaningful access and participation for all. As she tries to participate in crucial conversations for social change, it has proven to be difficult to gain full access. This realization has led her to informing people about the gaps by encouraging them to consider access from the start.
Along with her advocacy, she is a youth delegate for the Inter-Council Network representing the Atlantic Council for International Cooperation and a board member for ReImagine17 leading the programming and events of the organization. She currently works at Nova Scotia League for Equal Opportunities (NSLEO) as their Access Awareness Week Nova Scotia Coordinator to promote the amazing work of improving access in Nova Scotian communities.