Diversability

Diversability is an award-winning social enterprise to rebrand disability through the power of community.

Diversability is an award-winning movement to rebrand disability through the power of community.

Outing: CTP Graduation
Apr
27
5:30 PM17:30
SF

Outing: CTP Graduation

Join CTP to celebrate the accomplishments of CTP’s 2018 graduates!

CTP Graduation April 27th starting at 5:30 pm at the Ed Robert’s Campus @ Ashby BART.

Once again they have the chance to celebrate the success of our students. Join them to support 15 amazing individuals as they complete their training and begin their job search. It is so important that they know the local community believes in their hard work.

Join for dinner and CTP’s famous graduation program. The evening will conclude with dessert and drinks while we race our robots down the building’s spiral wheelchair ramp!


 

Become a Business Sponsor!
 

Each year, CTP partners with a select group of local businesses and to sponsor our graduations. Being a graduation sponsor allows a local business to showcase their support for independent career training programs for the broader disability community. CTP works closely with each business sponsor to make sure their financial and/or in-kind support provides the desired level of marketing visibility and value.

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Partner: The United State of Women 2018 Summit #USOW2018
May
5
to May 6
LA

Partner: The United State of Women 2018 Summit #USOW2018

Barriers were meant to be broken. We’re thrilled to be partnering with The United State of Women to bring together 5,000 women, girls, and allies who are committed to finding solutions to gender inequity at the #USOW2018.

If you would like to attend as a guest of Diversability, please contact us.

Join us in Los Angeles this May → theunitedstateofwomen.org

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Outing: SheLift Mother's Day Brunch
May
6
11:00 AM11:00
LA

Outing: SheLift Mother's Day Brunch

Join some great organizations for a Mother's Day Brunch in Malibu!


What to expect:

Welcome wine reception
Farm to Table lunch by Chef Ella Freyinger, Inc. 
Introduction to our Young Hearts Spring 2018 Honorees
(Jordana Brewster presenting Alliance of Moms and Ali Fedotowsky presenting SheLift)
Live musical performances by Keith Harkin and Jennifer Paskow
Silent Auction
Boutique shopping experience


Meet the hosts:

Young Hearts: Continuing the legacy of her mother, Jane Seymour, Katie Flynn has founded Young Hearts, along with her dear friends and co-chairs Ella Freyinger and Adee Zach. This talented trifecta of women are collectively bringing their individual passions and vision towards supporting and raising awareness for philanthropic organizations that inspire and empower their community.  

Young Hearts is an extension of the Open Hearts Foundation. Our purpose is to continue the Open Hearts mission through the younger generations by creating accessible opportunities and events to support current and future philanthropists. 

The Open Hearts Foundation is a social impact accelerator that is committed to empowering emerging and growing nonprofit organizations, whose origins and mission are consistent with the precepts of the Open Hearts philosophy.

She Lift: SheLift empowers girls with physical differences to improve self-acceptance and confidence through outdoor adventures and body-positive mentorship. SheLift provides experiences to young women with disabilities to help them live authentic lives and connect with others. SheLift aims to normalize differences while developing, challenging, and nurturing girls’ physical and emotional abilities.

Alliance of Moms: Founded in 2014, Alliance of Moms is a membership-based program that supports pregnant and parenting teens in LA County's foster care system. As an organization, they are a part of the Alliance for Children's rights, a four-star Charity Navigator nonprofit founded in 1992. Their flagship program is Raising Baby, has a curriculum focused on early brain development.
 


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Diversability NYC Meetup
May
17
6:30 PM18:30
NYC

Diversability NYC Meetup

Hello, Diversability NYC friends! It’s been a while...let’s re-connect! Join us for a fun and casual meetup at 6:30 pm on Thursday, May 17th. Location: ThoughtWorks, 99 Madison Avenue, 15th floor, NY, NY 10016. This site is wheelchair accessible. Other accommodation requests may be submitted via the registration form (please read below.) Light snacks will be provided.

Registration fee is $5 (let us know, if cost is an issue.) Please use the link provided below to complete the registration form and submit payment via Venmo (search for @diversability). 
Guests of Diversability members are welcome!

We hope to see you on 5/17!

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/223711668374985/

Registration form: https://tinyurl.com/diversabilitymeetgreet

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Outing: Disability Pride Parade
Jun
15
11:00 AM11:00
NYC

Outing: Disability Pride Parade

Commissioner Victor Calise of the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities, Mike LeDonne of Disability Pride NYC and Elisabeth Axel of Art Beyond Sight are inviting you to be part of the fun and action at the 2018 New York City Disability Pride Parade and Festival. This year, we are aiming to make the parade bigger and better than ever! 

On Sunday, July 15 at 11:00AM we will be marching from Union Square Park to Madison Square Park. At the end of the march we will be continuing our celebration with a post-parade festival and entertainment, which will include food, live music and informational booths.

In addition, this year we are excited to announce that we will be holding a competition, highlighting groups and individuals that really bring the party to the parade. We will be presenting awards in the following categories: 

- Most Parade Spirit

- Best Costume(s)

- Best Float

- Best Performance (Singing, signing etc.) 

Registration for the parade will begin on May 1st. In the meantime, we encourage you to mark the date in your calendar, help us get the word out by circulating the attached save the date and start brainstorming ideas that fit into this year’s theme for the competition “Express Yourself” More details about the competition will be available soon. 

This year, let’s take the pride, resolve and future in our hands. The thriving starts with us, united through our mutual sharing and respect. 

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Outing: Disability Pride Parade PA
Jun
16
10:00 AM10:00

Outing: Disability Pride Parade PA

Join us at the disability pride parade in Philadelphia on June 16th, 2018. Supported by the Mayor's Commission for People with Disabilities, this is a great opportunity to show off your disability pride. For more info, contact Vicki at disabilitypridepa@gmail.com or visit www.disabilitypridephiladelphia.com 

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Outing: 2018 OHMI Conference and Awards
Sep
7
to Sep 8

Outing: 2018 OHMI Conference and Awards

  • The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The ability for full and undifferentiated participation in music for people with physical disabilities is a subject only recently receiving attention. Hosted by the OHMI
Trust, in collaboration with Birmingham City University and Queen Mary University
of London, this conference aims to share knowlege and stimulate developments in
instrument design and provision.

The conference will bring together current multi-disciplinary researchers, disabled
musicians, teachers, charities, funders, and government agencies. Recently developed
instrument designs will also be demonstrated.


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Outing: Adaptive Sports, Recreation and Living Expo
Apr
21
11:00 AM11:00
NYC

Outing: Adaptive Sports, Recreation and Living Expo

On Saturday, April 21st the 2018 Adaptive Sports, Recreation and Living Expo will be held with some new products this year like the Off-road Track Chair, OGO (Segway Power chair), Whill Chair, as well as, many other wonderful vendors will be onsite. Try out bikes, rowing, etc. Plus we will be raffling off an Amazon Echo.  Hope to see you there.

For more information call (847) 786-4189 or visit unitedspinalhudsonvalley.org

 

 

 

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Apr
20
12:00 PM12:00

Online: #RecruitDisabilityTalent Virtual Career Invitational for Experienced Candidates with Disabilities

The USBLN GFG companies are committed to finding, growing and keeping talented individuals with disabilities (click here for a definition of disability).

Through the Virtual Career Invitational Event organized by the USBLN with Bender Consulting, the participating companies are seeking professionals with disabilities who have a minimum of 2 years’ work experience in STEM, Finance or Business. Early career and experienced candidates are encouraged to participate.

More info here: http://www.usbln.org/RecruitDisabilityTalent/

 

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Online: USBLN Virtual Career Fair
Apr
20
12:00 PM12:00

Online: USBLN Virtual Career Fair

The USBLN Going for the Gold companies are inviting professionals with disabilities who have a minimum of 2 years work experience in STEM, finance, or business to attend a Virtual Career Invitational Event, Friday, April 20th, 12:00-2:00 PM ET. It’s an excellent opportunity for qualified candidates to virtually meet representatives from 11 Fortune 500 companies from the convenience of their homes or offices.

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Apr
18
6:00 PM18:00
NYC

Outing: Disability Inclusion @FB

Facebook's employee resource group, Disability Inclusion @FB, will be hosting a fireside chat and networking event next Wednesday, April 18th at6pm in their NYC office. It's a great opportunity to learn and have an open discussion about how Facebook recruits people with disabilities, how they build accessibility into their tools and products, and how they build external partnerships. If you're a Lime Network member in NYC who is interested in learning more about Facebook, we strongly encourage you to attend!

For more information: Search for Alex Reyes' post in our Facebook community group.

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Outing: San Francisco Tech Council Meeting
Apr
18
4:00 PM16:00
SF

Outing: San Francisco Tech Council Meeting

MEETING HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Featured Speaker/Discussion: We are delighted to welcome Meals on Wheels CEO Ashley McCumber to the April meeting. Ashley's topic is More Than a Meal: Nourishing the Whole Person. MOW is well known for delivering nutritious meals to homebound seniors, but it also supports seniors through safety checks, nutrition counseling, social work visits, home safety and urgent needs, and extensive volunteer support. Following Ashley's presentation, we'll discuss takeaways from MOW's experience that might apply to addressing the digital access and literacy needs of isolated older adults and people with disabilities through the Connectivity + Initiative.
  • Internet Safety: Ahmad Sultan, a cybersecurity researcher working with Alex Banh, will present his research on internet safety issues among digitally excluded SF residents. He'll also address current and proposed efforts by the City to provide training and support.
  • Connectivity + Initiative updates, progress and successes!

RSVP to: susan@susanpoor.com

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Apr
14
10:00 AM10:00
NYC

Outing: Designing for and Teaching Accessibility

To raise awareness and provide specific examples of ways to incorporate principles of accessibility into professional practice and design education, Design Incubation and AIGA/New York is inviting a group of scholars, practitioners and industry leaders to discuss accessible digital design and its relevance to the New York design community. A morning panel discussion will provide a venue for experts to share their knowledge and an optional afternoon workshop will promote understanding of basic accessibility issues, concepts and best practices.


Following the panel, 

Bo Campbell, an Accessibility Design Lead for IBM, will conduct a workshop on accessible design while focusing on disability as a design challenge. Participants will explore how and when to apply accessibility in the design and development process and will use empathy exercises to understand why accessibly is important for users with differing cognitive and physical abilities. Campbell will also discuss IBM’s inclusive design framework and will describe some of the training methodologies taught to new employees at the company. Through a series of exercises, attendees will have the opportunity to learn how to apply the ideas and methodologies presented during the workshop to specific educational and/or practice-based design scenarios.

All are welcome, but this workshop will be most useful for designers and educators who less familiar with best practices around accessible design and want to learn more about how to practice and/or teach inclusive design.


Schedule:

9:45AM-10:00AM Attendee check-in
10:00AM-12:00PM Panel Discussion
1:00PM-4:00PM Workshop (limited space)


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Outing: Chicago Inclusive Dance Festival
Apr
14
9:00 AM09:00

Outing: Chicago Inclusive Dance Festival

  • Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

If you are a dancer with or without a disability and are going to be in the Chicago Land Area please join Infinity Dance Company for a day of creative, inclusive, fun at our Inclusive Dance Festival. These classes are appropriate for highly trained dancers, brand new dancers, ALL people with a diverse body & mind are welcome.

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Outing: Intro to Wheelchair Curling Clinic
Mar
31
6:15 PM18:15
SF

Outing: Intro to Wheelchair Curling Clinic

The San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club is excited to host a set of learn-to-curl clinic for wheelchair curling. Wheelchair curling is played with the same rocks and on the same ice as traditional curling, except the rocks are thrown using a stick and there is no sweeping. It has been a Winter Paralympic sport since 2006. The sport of curling is unique in that able-bodied and wheelchair curlers can play together with few rules modifications! SFBACC's certified instructors will teach you the basics of the sport followed by the opportunity to play your own game of curling. All ages welcome.

Preregister here: http://www.bayareacurling.com/wheelchair-clinic

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Outing: One For All: Building a Better Future with Inclusive Design
Mar
27
6:00 PM18:00

Outing: One For All: Building a Better Future with Inclusive Design

During this event a panel will explore the principles of inclusive design, real-world examples, and best-practices for businesses to implement them, including:

  • Recognizing exclusion – and the challenges of problem-solving without personal bias.
  • Learning from diversity – utilizing individual differences to create a more complete picture of humanity.
  • Solve for one, extend to many – designing for disabilities has been proven to have universal benefits.

Join them on March 27th as we explore this incredibly timely topic. Tickets are free and may sell out – reserve yours while you can! #SVFInclusive

To learn more about Microsoft’s Inclusive Design initiative, click here.

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DC Outing: LINK20 Workshop on 'How to Better Engage your Audiences'
Mar
27
6:00 PM18:00
DC

DC Outing: LINK20 Workshop on 'How to Better Engage your Audiences'

Join Link20 on March 27th for a workshop on how to better engage your audience!


Agenda: 

   1. Dinner & Networking (beginning at 5:30pm)

   2. Presentation & Conversation - Link20 Update

   3. Workshop on Engaging your Audiences

   4. Closing Thoughts


To RSVP email Meir Zimmerman (meir@rudermanfoundation.org) or Rinat Kisin (rinat@rudermanfoundation.org) and include any accommodations or allergies!

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NYC Outing: LINK20 Workshop on 'How to Better Engage your Audiences'.
Mar
26
6:00 PM18:00
NYC

NYC Outing: LINK20 Workshop on 'How to Better Engage your Audiences'.

Join Link20 for a workshop on how to better engage your audience on March 26th! 


Agenda: 

   1. Dinner & Networking (beginning at 5:30pm)

   2. Presentation & Conversation - Link20 Update

   3. Workshop on Engaging your Audiences

   4. Closing Thoughts


To RSVP email Meir Zimmerman (meir@rudermanfoundation.org) or Rinat Kisin (rinat@rudermanfoundation.org) and include any accommodations or allergies!

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Outing: Summer in the Forest NYC premiere
Mar
23
to Mar 29
NYC

Outing: Summer in the Forest NYC premiere

See the film that invites us to abandon the rat race and forge new friendships. Summer In The Forest comes to New York's Village East Cinema March 23-29.

Like countless others Philippe, Michel, Andre and Patrick were labeled 'idiots', locked away and forgotten in violent asylums, until the 1960s, when the young philosopher Jean Vanier took a stand and secured their release - the first time in history that anyone had beaten the system. Together they created L'Arche, a commune at the edge of a beautiful forest near Paris. A quiet revolution was born. 

A life of devotion.
A place of peace.
A world of difference.

Tickets available here: https://www.citycinemas.com/villageeast/film/summer-in-the-forest

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Outing: Lights! Camera! Access! 2.0 — Boston
Mar
21
1:30 PM13:30

Outing: Lights! Camera! Access! 2.0 — Boston

Lights! Camera! Access! 2.0 - Disability & Media Industry Call-to-Action Summit in collaboration with the Boston ReelAbilities Film Festival

March 21st 1:30pm — 4:30pm

Northeastern University, Boston, MA

The Summit focus is to expand opportunities for aspiring media professionals with disabilities, with Resume Reviews, Speed Interviews, Flash Mentoring and Networking by media professionals with and without disabilities.

We are calling on our network of students, recent graduates, and veterans with disabilities; disability services professionals; and academic and corporate leaders to help disseminate this announcement to all who might be interested in participating in the Summit. Kindly forward this announcement to your networks with a reminder the application deadline is 12:00 noon ET on March 6, 2018.

More information: https://medium.com/disabilitymentors/lights-camera-access-2-0-boston-917ad1a64f97

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Online: Inclusion @ Work
Mar
20
1:30 PM13:30

Online: Inclusion @ Work

Join Derek Shields, Employer Assistance & Resource Network (EARN) consultant as he shares a framework for building a disability-inclusive organization including:

Understanding Untapped Potential

Fostering an Inclusive Culture - Outreach & Recruitment, Career Development & Advancement, Retention and Promotion

  • Mentoring
  • Intersectionality
  • Inclusion @ Work Framework
  • Q&A
  • Resources

Register here: https://viscardicenter.webex.com/viscardicenter/onstage/g.php?MTID=e910e1e6e23368a1d5048158698f4dbf9

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Partner: Venture Summit | West
Mar
13
to Mar 14
SF

Partner: Venture Summit | West

  • Santa Clara Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Diversability is pleased to sponsor and invite you to attend Venture Summit | West 

Special offer: Use discount code “DIVVIP” by March 1st and save an extra $100 off the current rates.

Register: http://bit.ly/2FPdQ2n

Whether you’re a startup seeking capital and exposure, or an investor seeking new dealsVenture Summit | West presented by youngStartup Ventures is one event you won't want to miss.

This exclusive venture summit is bringing together over 700 VCs, Corporate VCs, Angel Investors, Investment Bankers and top founders of venture backed, emerging and early stage companies and will feature a distinguished line up of more than 140 VCs as speakers and judges; presentations by more than 100 Top Innovators seeking funding, and high-level networking opportunities.

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Outing: Music AccessAbility Hackathon
Mar
10
11:30 AM11:30
NYC

Outing: Music AccessAbility Hackathon

  • 2 MetroTech Center, 8th floor Brooklyn, NY, 11201 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Music AccessAbility Hackathon is a day-long, non-competitive, event celebrating and exploring new ways to increase access to music for people of all abilities. It’s for everyone, even if you’ve never composed any type of music before or tried programming. Bring your ideas, friends, musical instruments, computer, and anything else you need to make new music!

The event is part of the Monthly Music Hackathon series, organized by the non-profit Music Community Lab, in association with ReelAbilities. MMH is an event series for people with an interest in music and technology to create new projects from scratch, develop them throughout ~6 hours, then perform or present them in a concert in the evening.

Please note that RSVPs are required by building security. RSVPs close on March 5th. ID required day of event.

This is a free event. All are welcome!

Schedule:
11:30 AM - Doors Open
12:00 PM - Opening Talks by Special Guests
1:00 PM - Hacking, Brainstorming session
2:00 PM - Workshops start
8:00 PM - Concert / Demos

Learn more at: 

https://www.facebook.com/events/147699682594607/
monthlymusichackathon.org
@musichackathon
#AccessAbilityMMH #MusicHackathon #ReelAbilities

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Outing: ReelAbilities
Mar
9
to Mar 14
NYC

Outing: ReelAbilities

  • New York City (varies by showing) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

ReelAbilities is the largest festival in the country dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different abilities. The weeklong festival is renowned for its wide-ranging international film selection, riveting conversations, and performances presented annually in dozens of venues across the New York metropolitan area. Many Diversability community members will be attending showings, so if you have time, make sure to check it out!

You can check the schedule for showing here: http://reelabilities.org/newyork/film/perfectly-normal-for-me/

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Outing: Easterseals Disability Film Challenge NYC Participant Meetup
Mar
9
2:30 PM14:30
NYC

Outing: Easterseals Disability Film Challenge NYC Participant Meetup

Prepare for the 2018 Easterseals Disability Film Challenge with Founder Nic Novicki and directors, actors, writers, crew members and more from the New York disability community, the New York film community and the New York disability film community. Learn more about the process of making a film over a 55-hour weekend, receive advice and tips from Nic, and network and collaborate with other attendees. Filmmakers will have the opportunity to recruit talented cast members and crew for their film, so bring your own team or create a new one during the meetup.

Where: SAG-AFTRA, 1900 Broadway, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10023

Event Schedule:

  • 2:30 p.m.: Sign In / Networking 
  • 3:00 p.m.: Tips and Advice from Nic Novicki
  • 3:15 p.m.: Past winners discuss their experience
  • 3:30 p.m.: Q&A with Nic Novicki
  • 3:45 p.m.: Participant Networking

Filmmakers with and without disabilities are invited to attend; this includes writers, directors, actors, designers and crew. Teams are required to include one or more artists with disabilities.

RSVP to info@disabilityfilmchallenge.com. Deadline for registrations is Wednesday, March 7th. Please include information about any ADA accommodation requests in your email. Please note that space is limited!

Participants must register for the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge no later than Wednesday, April 11. See the official Easterseals Disability Film Challenge rules for additional info. Go to the link below and hit the challenge tab and then go to rules.

*IMPORTANT! Signing up for this Participant Meetup DOES NOT register you for the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge! To qualify for the film challenge, one competing filmmaker from each team must register at DisabilityFilmChallenge.com no later than Wednesday, April 11. 

SAG-AFTRA is wheelchair accessible. If you have any questions, please email the event organizers at info@disabilityfilmchallenge.com.

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#Trailhead4All: workshop for people with disabilities to learn Salesforce
Mar
9
2:00 PM14:00
SF

#Trailhead4All: workshop for people with disabilities to learn Salesforce

Have you heard that Salesforce is now the 7th most in-demand software skill for job seekers? Last year alone over 300,000 new jobs called for Salesforce skills.

Did you also know that the employment rate for adult Americans with disabilities who can and want to work is 27.7%? We're looking to close the disability employment gap with Trailhead4All.

In partnership with the Bay Area Salesforce community, Salesforce, and the California Department of Rehabilitation, we will be hosting a Trailhead4All event in March 2018.

Trailhead, the base of this initiative is an online platform to learn basic Salesforce skills. With Trailhead4All, the goal is to teach in-demand Salesforce skills to diverse populations in our communities, and expose them to careers in technology.

Salesforce.com is one of the leading CRM (customer relationship management) systems that businesses use to manage business relationships and the data and information associated with them.

Join us for a fun day of learning about why companies use Salesforce.com, what job opportunities are available, and get real hands on experience building on the platform (with clicks and not code using Trailhead). Participants do not need to have any previous developer experience.

More information: http://trailhead4all-disability-mar2018.eventbrite.com

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Outing: Disability & Media Industry Summit
Mar
8
1:00 PM13:00
NYC

Outing: Disability & Media Industry Summit

Calling all college students, recent graduates and veterans with disabilities, faculty, corporate leaders, and friends! Help diversify the talent pipeline in front of and behind the camera.

EIN SOF Communications & Loreen Arbus Foundation — in collaboration with BBDO NY; CBS Corporation Diversity; Deaf Film Camp; DisBeat; Easterseals Disability Film Challenge; Inclusion Films Workshop; Kessler Foundation; Meet the Biz; New York Women in Film & Television; National Disability Mentoring Coalition; PolicyWorks; and SIGNmation— proudly announce a new Disability and Media Summit in conjunction with the New York ReelAbilities Film Festival.

The Summit focus is to expand opportunities for aspiring media professionals with disabilities, with Resume Reviews, Speed Interviews, Flash Mentoring and Networking by media professionals with and without disabilities.

Read more here: https://medium.com/disabilitymentors/lights-camera-access-2-0-new-york-city-ca4c5a35d313

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Outing: Courthouse Rally! Support Oral Arguments on Subway Elevator Case
Mar
5
9:00 AM09:00
NYC

Outing: Courthouse Rally! Support Oral Arguments on Subway Elevator Case

Rally outside the courthouse to bring media attention to an historic hearing!

The case inside is demanding wheelchair accessible subway stations. (https://nyti.ms/2q45TP6 ) Come stand with us on the morning of oral arguments in a case that can achieve historic change!

We are demanding a fair, functional and equal Subway system for All New Yorkers; the MTA lawyers are trying to get the case dismissed. Outrageous!

- 9:00 AM: Rally in front of 60 Center St courthouse
- 9:30: Begin heading inside to pack Judge Schomo Hagler's courtroom
- 10:00: Hearing begins: http://www.facebook.com/events/389537638158540/ 

Posters, signs and chanting are welcome outside the court, but not in the courtroom. Make your own, or print / use / customize ours!

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Outing: Link20 Boston Presents: Workshop & Lunch with Miriam Ament
Mar
4
12:30 PM12:30

Outing: Link20 Boston Presents: Workshop & Lunch with Miriam Ament

Presenter: Miriam Ament, founder of No Shame on U. 

Miriam will join us to tell the story of her own mental health journey and how she developed No Shame on U. Miriam will also share practical advice about being an advocate and discuss the strategies and tools to create change. 

Lunch will be provided!

Please RSVP at krugeri@ou.org

More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/163965904248876/

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Virtual: Black Disability History Twitter Chat
Feb
28
4:00 PM16:00

Virtual: Black Disability History Twitter Chat

Vilissa K. Thompson, Imani Barbarin and Neal Carter are co-hosting a Twitter chat on Black disability history. The Disability Visibility Project® will be playing a supporting role in this chat. All are welcome to participate, in particular Black disabled people and disabled people of color. Details on how to participate and the chat’s questions: https://disabilityvisibilityproject.com/2018/02/23/2-28-black-disability-history-twitter-chat/

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Outing: Superfest Showcase
Feb
24
5:00 PM17:00
LA

Outing: Superfest Showcase

Come out to the Abilities Expo - Los Angeles to watch a FREE showcase of cutting-edge cinema that portrays disability through a diverse, complex, unabashed, and engaging lens. 

The Superfest Showcase is an initiative of the Superfest Film Festival, the longest-running disability international film festival in the world that prioritizes access, welcoming in disabled filmgoers of all kinds. 

Every film will be captioned and audio described. However, for ASL interpreting/live captioning, please contact the Superfest Showcase at pklinst@sfsu.edu by February 15, 2018.

Most importantly, be sure to RSVP at https://goo.gl/1NwQYW!

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#MeToo and The Disability Community Twitter Chat
Feb
21
4:00 PM16:00

#MeToo and The Disability Community Twitter Chat

In partnership, Rooted in Rights and the Disability Visibility Project® invite you to participate in a Twitter chat about the #MeToo movement and the disability community. 

Details on how to participate and the chat's questions: https://disabilityvisibilityproject.com/2018/02/07/2-21-twitter-chat-metoo-and-the-disability-community/

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CADET, NCAM's New Caption and Description Editing Tool
Feb
6
5:30 PM17:30
NYC

CADET, NCAM's New Caption and Description Editing Tool

  • Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

CADET is NCAM's free software for writing captions and descriptions. It runs in any browser and can export captions in file formats commonly used online today by most browsers and stand-alone media players. CADET can also be used to generate audio-description scripts. Once downloaded and installed, CADET does not require an internet connection in order to operate: it runs locally in any Web browser, so users do not need to upload private videos or proprietary content to servers or video-hosting sites in order to create captions. Bios:

Bryan Gould, NCAM Director of Accessible Learning and Assessment Technologies, has conducted research and produced guidelines and training content related to how people who are blind or who have low vision access technology and media, focused especially on access to visual content. For over 20 years, Bryan has collaborated on research and implementation with content creators in many industries including education, entertainment, publishing, transportation, technology, government, and retail. He is a co-author of widely-used, research-based guidelines for providing access to complex images and video content for people who are blind or have low vision. Geoff Freed, NCAM Director of Technology Projects and Web Media Standards, has been involved in broadcast-, Web- and multimedia-accessibility initiatives for more than 30 years. He is the author of extensive training materials and guidelines related to Web- and multimedia-accessibility. Geoff has represented NCAM within many industry working groups, including those hosted by the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) and the federal government. He is a co-author of the W3C’s Timed Text Markup Language (TTML), and is a specialist in captioning technologies in all formats, from broadcast to Web.

 

You can reserve your spot here: https://www.meetup.com/A11yNYC/events/246877028/?_cookie-check=vUyvbf_zijeil0KB

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New Year, Blank Canvas: Paint & Wine Down | Art, Creativity & Self-Care
Jan
13
2:00 PM14:00
SF

New Year, Blank Canvas: Paint & Wine Down | Art, Creativity & Self-Care

Hello, 2018! As we enter the new year, we loved the idea of starting fresh, new beginnings... almost like a blank canvas.

We know that disability is diverse and mental health conditions are a part of that. We couldn't be bigger believers in self-care and the healing power of art therapy, so our first event of the year will be around making art, exercising creativity, and prioritizing self-care.

Join us for our first self-care afternoon:

New Year, Blank Canvas: Paint & Wine Down

An afternoon of art, creativity, and self-care.

Date & time: Saturday, January 13 from 2-5pm PT

Location: ThoughtWorks, 814 Mission Street, SF

This will be a fun and relaxing afternoon with painting, drinks and light bites. Please wear clothes that you would be ok accidentally getting paint on (but we're hoping that doesn't happen)!

You'll leave this event with a new piece of art that you can gift to yourself or someone else. The cost of your ticket goes to cover paint supplies, drinks, light bites, and other event costs. Extra fundsgo to support future programming. If the cost of a ticket is a barrier to your attendance, email us (info@mydiversability.com) and we would be happy to work with you to find a way for you to attend.

This event is open to the public so bring your friends. People of all abilities and from all communities are invited and welcome.

Venue is wheelchair accessible. There is also a gender neutral bathroom at ThoughtWorks. For additional accommodation requests, please email Tiffany at info@mydiversability.com by Friday, January 5.

Tickets: https://diversabilitysfpaintday18.eventbrite.com

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5:30 PM17:30
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Outing: Prospanica 2nd Annual International Day of Persons with Disabilities Celebration

Prospanica – The Association of Hispanic Professionals will be hosting their Second Annual International Day of Persons with Disabilities Celebration on December 14.

Throughout the evening they will be highlighting successes and milestones in workplace accessibility. Recruiters will be on site to connect job seekers to employment opportunities. Food and refreshments will be served.

RSVP: http://www.prospanica.org/event/Disability

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Partner: Tech Inclusion London
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9:00 AM09:00

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We're proud to be a Community Partner for the upcoming Tech Inclusion London

Together we'll discuss the current state of diversity and inclusion in London, then focus on solutions: what's working now, what else is needed, and how each of us can contribute to developing a more inclusive tech economy. We'll explore inclusive and accessible products, company culture change, diverse hiring and increasing the diversity of the talent pipeline, inclusive startups and venture capital, policy and advocacy, artificial intelligence and the future of technology …. and more.

Deadline to register is December 11. Enjoy a 20% discount with code: Thanks2OurPartners

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