The objective of this focus group is to discuss ways Art-Reach can better serve the disability community to obtain access to the arts, raise awareness for barriers preventing individuals from engaging in the arts and gauge interest in memberships for individuals to access various cultural institutions in the greater Philadelphia region. The Art Access Focus Group will be led by a research team, Compass Pro-Bono Consulting Group and observed by Executive Director of Art-Reach, John Orr.
The Disability:IN Inclusion Works companies are committed to finding, growing and keeping talented individuals with disabilities.
Through the Virtual Career Connection event organized by Inclusion Works with Bender Consulting, the participating companies are seeking professionals with disabilities who are in STEM, Finance, Business, Sales, and Customer Service fields. Early career and experienced candidates are encouraged to participate.
Date: Friday, April 12, 2019
Time: 12 Noon to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Focus: Disability:IN Inclusion Works Companies are seeking early career and experienced candidates with disabilities in STEM, Finance, Business, Customer Service and Sales. Early career and experienced candidates are encouraged to participate.
For more information, please email: RecruitDisabilityTalent@DisabilityIN.org
Why Attend the No Barriers Summit?
* Opening Ceremony: Kick-off the event with renowned speakers and performances, as well as an overview on what to expect for the weekend.
* Experiential Activities: Try something new and break down your barriers. Our activities are fully adaptive and are created to push you to your limits and help you discover that What’s Within You Is Stronger Than What’s In Your Way.
* Community: Make 750 new friends and create your own rope-team of brave, collaborative and supportive explorers.
* Movies in the Mountains: Get inspired by two unparalleled documentaries and meet the amazing adventurers behind them.
* No Barriers LIVE: A fully-accessible event experience designed so you can hear, feel, touch and see music come to life; celebrate differences; and enjoy speakers and performances, including an amazing headlining act that you don’t want to miss!
The No Barriers Summit Tahoe is an intimate, collaborative and interactive experience that is limited to 750 attendees.
Highly acclaimed for her “fierce choreographic imagination” (New York Times), Netta Yerushalmy presents the New York premiere of the complete marathon six-part series, Paramodernities, a multidisciplinary work that involves lectures, performances, and conversations. The six installments will be presented in three locations culminating at New York Live Arts. The project rethinks the canon of modern dance in radical ways, deconstructing iconic works by choreographers Alvin Ailey, George Balanchine, Merce Cunningham, Bob Fosse, Martha Graham and Vaslav Nijinsky and then performing them alongside scholarly contributions that situate the works in larger contexts. Yerushalmy performs with a multigenerational cast of twenty dancers and scholars.
More information: 6 installments, 4 hours with 2 intermissions
Tickets: Starting at $30, use promo code "#deconstruct" for $15 tickets (only for Saturday)
Thursday March 14 - Sunday March 17, Audio descriptions included Saturday March 16 at 7 pm
Accessibility: The lobby is accessible via the double doors to the left of the revolving door at 219 W 19th Street. 3rd floor studios are accessible by elevator. The ground floor restrooms and theater are wheelchair accessible. If you require reasonable accommodation, please contact the box office to prior to the event via email at email@example.com or call 212.691.6500 (voice only)
We're rallying to call out Governor Cuomo and his MTA lawyers -- who will be in Judge Hagler's courtroom at 10 AM -- for stalling and refusing to commit to a subway access timeline.
Gov Cuomo, stop hiding behind lawyers! Get on the right side of history by committing to a timeline for full access. Be a leader and put up or shut up!
Gov Cuomo, stop hiding behind lawyers! Get on the right side of history by committing to a timeline for full access. Be a leader and #LetUsRide!
Registration for the 2nd Annual CUNY Neurodiversity Conference is now live!
Register Here: https://bit.ly/2LLo7Qu
Day 1 · March 11, 2019 · 8:30 AM-3:30 PM · Intellectual Disability
Day 2 · March 12, 2019 · 8:30 AM-3:30 PM · Autism Spectrum
Stakeholders in the field will share effective practices to promote student success from college to career. Each day is focused on an aspect of neurodiversity, and will include updates from CUNY Unlimited and Project REACH, breakout sessions, a student panel, and opportunities for meaningful discussion.
Breakout Session Topics Include:
· Universal Design for Learning
· Independent Living
· Strategies & Skills for Competitive Employment
Professionals, parents, students, faculty, employers, and community advocates are all welcome to attend! This event is for anyone who wants to learn more about new initiatives and best practices in transition for neurodiverse young adults, as well as an opportunity for all stakeholders, both professional and from the community, to come together and make connections.
Morning refreshments and lunch will be served.
"Spill the Disabili-Tea" is an interactive discussion of disability justice, centering disabled voices and providing a space to explore how to elevate inclusion efforts in various community spaces. Using lived experience, education, and advocacy know-how, Alex Locust will lead a candid conversation exploring the following questions (and more):
-Who is "disabled" and what creates that experience?
-What is "disability justice?"
-What's the "right way" to interact with people with disabilities?
-How do I do better about those tricky "microaggressions?"
-What's the difference between "access" and "inclusion?"
-Is disability a cultural experience and how can that intersect with other cultural identities?
-How can I integrate these skills in the community (e.g. Pride celebrations, workplace culture, community gatherings)?
-How can we center disabled voices in community practices?
Whether you identify as a person with a disability or as an ally, come join me for an afternoon of real talk, experiential exercises, group work, and lots of laughs as we all Spill the Disabili-Tea on a subject that is near and dear to my heart.
The workshop is open to registrants only with a suggested donation of $20 via registration fee ("Come Thru" tix) or cash/Venmo at the workshop ("Makin' It Werk" tix). No one turned away for lack of funds! If registration fee is inaccessible, please see information about volunteering below.
Interested in volunteering for the event? Please contact Alex at firstname.lastname@example.org with "Volunteer interest" in the subject line.
They welcome the opportunity to make the space more accessible! Space is wheelchair accessible
and they are encouraging a scent free environment (please refrain from wearing scented products).
Other accommodations may be possible upon request. Please submit requests to Alex@glamputee.com by Sunday, February 24th.
The Bay Area has always nurtured a diverse and broad disability community. From the growth of the Independent Living Movement to the Section 504 occupation of the Federal Building in 1977, local people were Changemakers in the work for disability civil rights and access.
Discover some of those people in this exhibition of portraits and find out what newer generations of local disability Changemakers are doing now.
We invited Bay Area people to nominate individuals with disabilities who have made a personal impact. Nearly 100 submissions nominated over 50 people and this exhibition features all of them!
Explore their work, their diversity, their creativity and their images, and find out how people with disabilities are making the world better for all of us.
Nearly all of the portraits were commissioned from, or created by, a disabled artist. Participating Programs for Artists with Disabilities: Artful Steps, ArtReach, Creativity Explored, NIAD, and the Pomeroy Rehabilitation Center.
We welcome the opportunity to accommodate your needs. Please refrain from wearing scented products, so that people with chemical sensitivities can join us. ASL will be provided. For open captioning, please contact Emily Beitiks by ONE WEEK BEFORE the event at (415) 405-3528 or email@example.com.
Join Adaptive Climbing Group for ice climbing in Lake Placid. Accommodations are provided for two nights March 1-3 to all climbers who would like to stay in the team house. The weekend includes getting fitted for special gear, meals, and historical exploration. Register by Feb. 5th at this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdAw7cXwbaPRlwEVa94ytxAUbVQjZNKYar6UMefGpf4D63MBw/viewform
Registration costs $125/per person with transportation from NYC or $100/person without transportation.
Let’s Talk about Disabled Sex is full day workshop geared towards people with disabilities, but this is an inclusive day. The morning is focused on basics, or sex 101. Participants will work in groups to explore anatomy, LGBTQIA+ terminology, sexual health, HIV/AIDS, and STD/STI prevention. The afternoon are two panel discussions, types of consent and media (mis)Representation of disability and sex. They will discuss self pleasure and why it is important to know how you like your body to feel. The last workshop is provided by Sexploratorium/Passional Boutique. They will present participants with adult toys and gear that can be used to have more pleasurable sex, and open discussion of how to use them.
Lunch is included. This is a safe place. No pictures allowed.
If you're in the NYC area, join the Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation in celebrating Love & Disability at the Fashion Institute of Technology on 2/8 @6pm!
Enter code: "diversability" to save $5 off your tickets!
(reg. $15 & $20 at the door)
All proceeds will go to the Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation
Doors open at 6pm
Film begins at 6:30 sharp
Q&A panel afterwards & Meet + Mingle nearby at Mustang Harry's NYC
Please come join the Open Style Lab on Feb 5th or anytime between Feb 4-25 to see the exhibition on aging and disability at Parsons School of Design.
They would appreciate and be thankful for any constructive feedback on how to improve making spaces and design work accessible. It is Open Style Lab 's first gallery exhibition and they'd love to share this work with you to raise awareness on why accessible style, tech, and spaces are needed
Join the Kelsey to envision and shape a fully inclusive mixed ability, mixed income community in the Vendome neighborhood of San Jose. Together we can do more.
A brief presentation about the mission and vision for The Kelsey Ayer Station will be followed by roundtables where you’ll have the opportunity to share your ideas, learn more, and ask questions about the project.
Refreshments will be provided. This will be the first of multiple community workshops that will take place throughout project development.
Join Title Boxing Club for an adaptive boxing class. No experience necessary. Anyone with minimal upper body mobility and strength is welcome to participate. The class will be self-paced with a motivational atmosphere. Make sure to reserve your space by Jan. 15 as space is limited. Email AdaptiveSports@burke.org for further details and/or to RSVP.
This workshop will focus on apps and web resources that can support your fitness journey, plus the plethora of invigorating, affordable and fun accessibility fitness opportunities around town. Back by popular demand and curated by Nefertiti Matos with special guests, this workshop offers something for every level of fitness goal.
Registering your interest helps us plan. Please register by emailing Nefertitimatos@nypl.org or calling (212) 621-0627. We are pleased to offer remote participation by web or phone if you cannot attend in person: just tell us whether you’ll be joining in person or remotely.
Take some time out of this holiday season to celebrate YOU! RSVP today for the 2018 Care Fair, a self-care and wellness event hosted by Suffering the Silence and Wellacopia and created for the chronic illness community and their friends and allies.
Treat yourself with some relaxing yoga, therapeutic massage, juicing tutorials, live music, a photo shoot, mural making, nutritious nibbles, healthy desserts, and other lovely libations.
Suggested Donation: $25 (Tax Deductible)
Stefanie Nelson Dancegroup is proud to present OUR THING, an inclusive dance event featuring dancers from AHRC NYC and the NYC dance community, with a special guest performance of 'passing' from marked dance project.
December 7th, 2018 || 7pm || $10
Baryshnikov Arts Center, 450 West 37th Street, NY, NY 10018
Join them for a special hour of dance and movement!
You may purchase tickets on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/our-thing-an-inclusive-dance-event-tickets-2584054978?aff=ebdshpsearchautocomplete
If you have any questions or concerns or if you need a specific accommodation you may contact Jonathon Epstein at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In partnership with #AbleThrive, #Diversability NYC is co-hosting a local meet and greet that will be part of a #ThriveWorldwide's global movement to celebrate living life to the fullest and advancing inclusion in society. Thank you AbleThrive founder, Brittany Déjean, for working with us on planning this gathering!
This FREE event will be a fun, casual get together where we may share our experiences through conversations and/or via post-it notes! Friends and colleagues of Diversability members are welcome!
This FREE event will take place on Monday, December 3rd between 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at The Medici Group, 600 3rd Ave., New York, NY 10016, floor 26. Our gathering is informal, so please feel free to join us at any time during this meet-up. Advanced registration is required due to building security. Light snacks and drinks will be provided.
Special thanks to our sponsor, Accessible Dispatch!
The NYC Accessible Dispatch Program gives residents and visitors with disabilities greater access to green and yellow wheelchair accessible taxis. The program offers an expanded service area that now accommodates pick-ups and drop-offs in all five boroughs! Explore our website to learn more about how to book a trip, recent news updates that affect individuals with disabilities, and more.
International Day of Persons with Disabilities was started by the United Nations in 1992. Each year on December 3, IDPD elevates the rights of people with disabilities worldwide, sharing awareness on their cultural, economic, political and social lives.
Disability Pride Philadelphia invites you to celebrate your friends, relatives, co-workers, peers—everyone!—together, as a community. Join us for the IDPD Happy Hour on December 3, 2018, at the Prince Theater from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Enjoy a performance of the ON DISPLAY installation, a commentary on the body as spectacle and society's obsession with body image, and the world premiere of the ON DISPLAY GLOBAL film. All are welcome, but registration is required. Limited space, reserve your tickets NOW! Bring your print out to check in desk at Prince Theater on Dec 3rd.
This is a #ThriveWorldWide event
Join Claire Jones, Fiona Kumari Campbell, and Hannah Thompson in considering disability as it has been understood across history and cultures. Ask whether the term “disability” captures the diversity of disabled experience.
For more info, email email@example.com or call 020-7955-6043
Join us to support the California Community Foundation Wildfire Relief Fund and local artists, including a meditation led by Patrícia Echeverria, wheelchair dance performance from Infinite Flow - An Inclusive Dance Company, and acoustic performances by Sonja Midtune and Zander Bleck. The MC for the evening is actress Tatiana Lee.
Hosted by: Global Shapers x The Riveter
When: Tuesday, November 27 from 6:30pm-9pm
Location: The Riveter West LA, 2236 S Barrington Ave, 90064 (at W Olympic Blvd)
Public transit: The Expo/Bundy on Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles 90064 & City Metro Line 4 Downtown LA - West LA via Santa Monica
This is the 2nd annual Tech Inclusion London, convening the tech industry to focus on solutions to diversity and inclusion!
The theme this year is “Voices of Innovation” – featuring diverse, underrepresented voices building the innovative technologies and cultures of our future. Join us for a half-day of keynotes, panel discussions, solo talks and an interactive session focusing on allyship in tech.
Starting at 12:30, join us in learning new solutions, meeting diverse people who care, being stretched in a safe environment, and gaining new tools and strength to advocate for change. Then join us for a reception in the evening to network, debrief and unwind.
Off the heels of the 2018 United State of Women Summit, our friends at USOW announced an ambitious plan to spur women into action in their local communities and beyond. One of the ways in which they’re taking collective action will be at the Galvanize Program in Pennsylvania where allies will gather for a day to hear from local activists, organizers, and experts on the issues impacting women and communities in Pennsylvania and nationwide. And you’re invited! Join us in Philadelphia on November 17 at Galvanize Pennsylvania!
The day begins with a high-energy mainstage session where participants will hear from local and national leaders and includes and attendees will be able to network with organizations and individuals making an impact in different areas of gender equality.
As a community partner on the event, we have a few guest tickets available (valued at $50). Contact us if you are interested.
You are invited to join RespectAbility on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 at San Francisco’s One Up Restaurant at the Grand Hyatt Hotel for three back-to-back key conversations on disability inclusion. Our conveners and facilitators:
Tatiana Lee is an Inclusionist at RespectAbility, a nonprofit organization fighting stigmas and advancing opportunities for and with people with disabilities. Lee also is the voice behind “Accessible Hollywood,” where she highlights her journey as an actress, model and lifestyle influencer born with Spina Bifida. Today she is on the front lines of creating access and opportunities for people with disabilities.
Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi, president of RespectAbility, is a champion of the 1-in-5 people who have a physical, cognitive, sensory, mental health or other disability. Mizrahi has published more than a hundred articles on disability, met 1-1 with 46 of America’s governors and is especially passionate about people of color and English language learners with disabilities who face double discrimination. Dyslexic herself, she also knows what it means to parent a child with multiple disabilities.
When: November 10 and November 11 from 12:30-5:30 p.m.
Price: $150 for both sessions
So far, 3 people have signed up. They need 17 more to register.
If you’re interested in acting, sign up for their classes! This is a signing environment for all. Hearing actors are welcome to sign up! Please share.
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Classes will book up fast!
More information on the attached flier!
Outing: Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library’s Accessible Community, Culture, & Technology Fair
The Fair will include: tablers from educational, employment, advocacy, arts, recreation, technology, and support organizations; fun accessible art activities and demonstrations of new adaptive technology; speakers on employment resources; individual consultations, headshots. Many of the tablers will have information on this year's added theme of employment, volunteering, and skills building.
New! Verbally Described touch tours of the historic Stephen A Schwarzman building will be offered at 2:15 PM and 4:15 PM
Free! No registration needed.
This years' featured organizations include: (*s denote first time tablers)
*Center for Independence for the Disabled New York (CIDNY), Whitney Museum, Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum, Lighthouse Guild, NYC Offic e of Emergency Management, NYC Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities, *Dorot, Intersection (LinkNYC), Metropolitan Museum of Art, Computing Center for Visually Impaired People (CCVIP), Brooklyn Museum, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Bookshare, *Catholic Charities Guild of New York, *Xavier Society for the Blind, Eye Assist LLC, *Brooklyn Public Library's Inclusive Services, NYC Parks and Recreation, Origami Therapy Association, CTECH, Tenement Museum, Visions Services for the Blind, *NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, *New York Transit Museum, Independence Science, Google inc., *Queens Museum, NYS Commission for the Blind, Guide Dog Users of New York, Pedestrians for Accessible and Safe Streets, *The Noguchi Museum, *Lewis Latimer House Museum, *3Doodler, Museum of Modern Art, Single Stop, Greater New York Council of the Blind, National Federation of the Blind, and more to come...
In April 2018, Supervisor Norman Yee and the Board of Supervisors passed Resolution 102-18 urging the City Administrator Naomi Kelly to create a working group to inform future legislation on emerging technologies. The working group’s objectives for this public-private discussion are to: Develop recommendations, evaluate impact, and improve dialogue. The next meeting will be held Nov. 5 from 2-4 p.m. More info can be found at this link.
FREE EVENT: HLD will be performing the ON DISPLAY project in the historic Septa Suburban Station main concourse on Saturday October 27th from 12-2pm. Audience participation is welcome, bring your phones, cameras, friends and join them! They welcome your photos and selfies!!
Premiered in 2015 at Lincoln Center by Heidi Latsky Dance (HLD), ON DISPLAY is a deconstructed art exhibit/sculpture court—a commentary on the body as spectacle and society's obsession with body image. Members of the disability, performance, and fashion worlds are often stared at and objectified in their daily lives. This installation addresses our propensity to judge people based on what they look like by taking us beyond the first impression.
ON DISPLAY GLOBAL (ODG) is an event in honor of International Day of Persons with Disabilities where many communities around the world present this sculpture court installation in their own city. It has grown from 2 cities, NYC and Hobart, Australia, in 2015 to 26 international cities in 2016. ODG’s goal is to expand to 100 cities by 2020. As we take back what it means to be stared at or to engage with an unexpected body, we collectively shift the perception of beauty.
More information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/680076312378723/
Join State Theatre for a free concert featuring Mandy Harvey from America's Got Talent! Mandy Harvey is an award-winning singer, songwriter, and inspirational speaker who lost her residual hearing at the age of 19. Despite her invisible disability, her love of music and determination led her to a career in vocal performance. She tours the world performing her original music and presenting her inspirational story of never giving up and continuing to try—helping others to realize their dreams and pursue their hopes. Tickets are free but must be reserved at the link below.
Superfest International Disability Film Festival is the longest running disability film festival in the world. Since it first debuted in a small Los Angeles showcase in 1970 it has become an eagerly anticipated international event—co-hosted by San Francisco's Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired and the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability at San Francisco State. For more than 30 years, Superfest has celebrated cutting-edge cinema that portrays disability through a diverse, complex, unabashed and engaging lens. Superfest is one of the few festivals worldwide that is accessible to disabled filmgoers of all kinds.
It will be held on Oct 20 and Oct 21 this year in Berkeley and San Francisco. For more details, visit this link!
We are excited to partner with Tech Inclusion in San Francisco.
Join us Oct 15-17th to learn about solutions to Diversity & Inclusion.
Theme: Voices of Innovation
We’ll learn from diverse engineers building AI technology that solves global crises, augmented reality that bridges cultural divides, culture change initiatives that move teams to thrive as their best selves, angel and VC investment strategies that build generational wealth and a better world, public-private partnerships that erase digital divides and boost struggling local economies, children building new ways of tackling problems we haven’t yet solved, stories that can change the perception of a generation.
Enjoy 20% off your ticket by registering at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tech-inclusion-2018-tickets-45538440702?discount=Community-DiversabilitySF1820
Kick those boring old lectures goodbye! Discover a new side to Academia in this evening of research-inspired stand-up comedy. Academics, researchers, teachers, & comics take the mic to give life to those dusty textbooks and show you what research & teaching is really like. From statistics to evolution, philosophy, history, and more, come for the laughs and the cutting-edge ideas, stay for the laughs and the cutting-edge ideas.
Hosted by Kyle Marian
Line up TBA!
Doors 6:30pm / Show 7:00pm
Tickets $7 in advance / $10 at the door
This event is mixed seated and standing room. Seats are first-come, first-served.
Produced by Kyle Marian, a science communicator & former physical anthropologist. She got the comedy bug in the UK doing science stand-up with the Bright Club Comedy community and is now on a mission to train up academics & spread the smart funnies across the US.