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Diversability NYC December 2018 Meet Up
Dec
3
6:30 PM18:30
NYC

Diversability NYC December 2018 Meet Up

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.

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Outing: 2018 Care Fair
Dec
8
3:00 PM15:00
NYC

Outing: 2018 Care Fair

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)

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Nov
7
12:30 PM12:30
NYC

Outing: Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library’s Accessible Community, Culture, & Technology Fair

  • The Stephen A. Schwarzman Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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...

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Oct
14
6:30 PM18:30
NYC

Outing: The Symposium: Academic Stand-Up

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 
21+ 
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.


More info here: https://www.caveat.nyc/event/the-symposium--academic-stand-up-10-14-2018

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Outing: No Barriers Summit NYC Class of 2018
Oct
6
to Oct 8
NYC

Outing: No Barriers Summit NYC Class of 2018

All members of the Class of 2018 will receive access to an exclusive online educational activity, acceptance to the 2-day No Barriers Summit NYC  (Opening Ceremony, Elective Activities, the No Barriers Questival, and No Barriers LIVE), and admission to the new No Barriers online alumni community. Members who select tracks or enroll in the Leadership in Business Workshop will pursue specialized programming at various points during the No Barriers Summit.

Expectations as a Member of the No Barriers Class of 2018

  • Complete exclusive online educational activities that explore the No Barriers Life
  • Fully participate in the 2-day No Barriers Summit NYC
  • Make a pledge outlining a specific goal you want to accomplish
  • Participate in the No Barriers online alumni community
  • Live a No Barriers Life

Apply to join at no cost or enroll in the leadership in business workshop!

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Sep
13
5:00 PM17:00
NYC

Outing: Basics of web accessibility and screen reader testing

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

If you’re interested in learning the basics of digital accessibility and screen reader testing then join Walei Sabry at Intro to Web Accessibility this Thursday from 5:00 to 6:45 pm. The Mayors Office for People with Disabilities and Andrew Heiskell Library invite you to learn about website accessibility standards as well as basic techniques for testing a website using a screen reader. JAWS and NVDA will be used to demonstrate accessible and inaccessible web pages. To register or learn more visit the link! 

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Sep
10
7:30 PM19:30
NYC

Outing: Free Screening of "Take a Look at this Heart"

  • 333 West 23rd Street New York, NY, 10011 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join NYC community members for a free screening of "Take a Look at this Heart". The film is about love, sexuality and the human bond within the disabled community. It follows 17 unique individuals in their struggles with confidence and experiences with unconditional love.

Read more at the site!

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Outing: American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreted Tour
Sep
9
3:00 PM15:00
NYC

Outing: American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreted Tour

Join a New Museum docent and an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter for a tour of our current exhibitions. Following the tour, participants are invited to join us for light refreshments in the Sky Room, which features panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline. The tour is free with preregistration and includes museum admission. Due to limited capacity, please preregister here.

If you are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and the tour is sold out, please email tours@newmuseum.org and we will do our best to accommodate you. A limited number of spaces are available for ASL students; please email to reserve your space.

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Outing: Influencers. The Untold.
Aug
23
6:00 PM18:00
NYC

Outing: Influencers. The Untold.

One of our community partners is hosting an event this week on influencers! Please email info@mydiversability.com to reserve your tickets if you would like to attend.

More information below: 

What is influence really? Can you grow your influence without selling your soul? And can you leverage the power of other influencers to your benefit?
Behind every pretty picture, there's another story, the "unpixelated" truth. 

You'll be getting the inside scoop on what makes someone an influencer, including the current influencer marketing landscape and how your brand can hold its own in its respective sector.

Plus, we'll be joined by successful influencers by our rockstar panelists:

Featured Guest
Larissa Larz Mental Health Advocate and Creator of @thehalfstory(Featured in Good Morning America).


Insider highlights include:

  1. How to grow your following without sacrificing who you are

  2. How to sustain a deep connection with your audience

  3. Why collaborations are good for your growth

Learn how these influencers have intelligently embraced social media to reach their audience and sustain a deep connection.

Visit them: http://firedashmedia.com/

*Doors open at 6:00pm. ID required to enter. Light refreshments will be served.

*Space is limited. Purchase your tickets asap!

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Outing: Far From The Tree Movie Screening
Jul
19
6:30 PM18:30
NYC

Outing: Far From The Tree Movie Screening

Join Diversability community members at a screening of Far From The Tree, a new film based off the best-selling novel on July 19th. The director, Rachel Dretzin, and writer, Andrew Solomon, will be there to answer questions following the event. RSVP at nypl.org/events

Other showings: You can also screen the movie and meet Dretzin and Solomon the following evening (7/20) and 7/21 at the IFC Center. The tickets to this event are not free like the one on the 19th, but you can buy tickets on the IFC Center's site for a reasonable price. The more people that see the film in the box office, the more likely it is to take off in theaters across the country.

More showings in other cities to come soon!

Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_1bVhenzZ0

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Outing: Managing a career with a disability
Jul
18
5:00 PM17:00
NYC

Outing: Managing a career with a disability

  • NYU Langone Ambulatory Care Center, Ground Floor Conference Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join NYU rehab specialists in learning how to return to a career following disability. 

5-5:30 p.m. -- Registration

5:30- 6:15 p.m. -- Presentations by two rehabilitation experts

6:15-6:45 p.m. -- Q&A

This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Please RSVP to RuskRSVP@nyumc.org or call 212-263-6952

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Jul
17
6:30 PM18:30
NYC

Partner: NOURISH YOURSELF & FLOURISH YOUR BUSINESS: SUMMER

Allow yourself a moment to listen, learn, and connect. Learn to take a break and have a mental reset before entering the second half of summer.

Start by hearing a story by Sara Weinreb about the intersection of health and entrepreneurship, the struggles, and ways to progress in a positive manner.  Next they have a guided mediation with both group and hands-on work by Reiki Master Kelly Keefe.  The event concludes with networking, holistic beverages, treats, and other ways to bring wellness and peace into your work and entrepreneurship.

Email hello@therisejourney.com with any questions! 

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Diversability at NYC Disability Pride Parade
Jul
15
11:00 AM11:00
NYC

Diversability at NYC Disability Pride Parade

ROUTE CHANGE: Please note that the parade route this year has been reversed from the usual route and will now be starting in Madison Square Park marching down Broadway to Union Square Park. 

Please read the information below for updated parade details: 

Lineup begins July 15 at 10:00AM at Madison Square Park
Parade march begins 11:00AM
The parade will end at Union Square where there will be a Disability Pride Festival. The festival will include music, food, information booths and an area for kids and families. 
The festival will take place in Union Square Park from 11:30AM - 3:30PM

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 Madison Square Park to Union 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.

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. 

Complete this form to join Diversability's group at the NYC Disability Pride Parade: https://goo.gl/forms/WPQDdr7nPNHZFgWW2

If you are unable to join us in person due to illness/disability, we're partnering with Suffering The Silence's #MarchingWithMe to pair you with one of our marchers! Sign up as a SUPPORTER at http://www.sufferingthesilence.com/marching-with-me

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Partner: Tech Inclusion New York #TechInclusion2018
Jun
27
9:00 AM09:00
NYC

Partner: Tech Inclusion New York #TechInclusion2018

Diversability is excited to be partnering with Tech Inclusion New York for the third year!

This is our third annual Tech Inclusion New York, convening the tech industry to focus on solutions to diversity and inclusion!

Our theme this year is “Voices of Innovation” - featuring diverse, underrepresented voices building the innovative technologies and cultures of our future. Join us for a full day of keynotes, panel discussions, solo talks and an interactive session focusing on inclusive innovation across the tech ecosystem.

Spend the day 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 Happy Hour in the evening to network, debrief and unwind.

Register here for a 20% discount as part of the Diversability community: https://tech-inclusion-new-york-conference-2018.eventbrite.com?discount=TInydiversability20

Volunteer to attend for free: https://techinclusion.co/volunteer/

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Outing: Climb and BBQ Benefit
Jun
19
7:00 PM19:00
NYC

Outing: Climb and BBQ Benefit

Time to get outside for climbing and BBQs! Adaptive Climbing Group invites you to a BBQ and climb benefit to raise funds for their competitive team heading to USA Climbing Adaptive Nationals competition on June 23. Ticket includes climbing pass at NYC Outward Bound, food and drink. Vegetarian options are available. 

If you are a person with a disability and have climbing and other mobility questions please email us at acgny@bkbf.org

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Outing: Breaking the Silence Storytelling Event
May
31
7:00 PM19:00
NYC

Outing: Breaking the Silence Storytelling Event

  • The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Suffering the Silence for a night of storytelling featuring stories from the chronic illness community!

Event Information: 

  • Free admission
  • Doors open at 6:30pm
  • Event begins at 7pm
  • Please show Photo ID at the front desk

Accessibility Information:

  • Two elevators to the 2nd floor
  • Two wheelchair accessible restroom
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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: WITH Designing for Disability
May
16
6:00 PM18:00
NYC

Outing: WITH Designing for Disability

The event is a deconstructed art exhibit/fashion show and commentary on the body as spectacle and society's obsession with body image. It turns a cast of diverse and extreme bodies into a sculpture court where the performers are the sculptures. ON DISPLAY began as a simple human sculpture court and is now a movement, a growing portfolio of works that explore and demonstrate inclusion through art. 

Reserve tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/with-tickets-43886569912

Any questions? Email hello@inclusivecollective.org! 

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Outing: Rally & March for Accessibility: 72nd St. B/C Station
May
7
10:00 AM10:00
NYC

Outing: Rally & March for Accessibility: 72nd St. B/C Station

On onday, a t 10: am, we invite you to join the Access Denie ampaign, ssemblymember Linda Rosenthal, elected officials, disability activists, and esidents for a rally at the closure of the 2nd Street B/C station.

The station will undergo an overhaul as part of the MTA's Enhanced Station Initiative and will be entirely closed for months but will not be made accessible for people with disabilities and seniors.

esidents, seniors, and disabled riders re p in arms ver the lack of AD acces included in the station renovation and the absence of meaningful community inpu in the closure. We're calling on the TA to stop overhauling stations without adding ADA accessibility and to produce a clear plan to reach 100% station accessibility for all New Yorkers.

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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
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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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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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: 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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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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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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