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.
Why Attend the No Barriers Summit?
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 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.
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.
RESERVE YOUR SPOT VIA CASH APP: QUEENJADE77.
Classes will book up fast!
More information on the attached flier!
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.
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
DIS national is a biennial one-day conference, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, that focuses on the experiences and knowledge of disabled people who have multiple diverse identities. DIS redirects the currents of power and conversation to marginalized disabled people living in our communities, particularly Queer and Trans Black, Indigenous and People of Color with disabilities.
DIS 2018: Bay Area will video stream into the national DIS keynotes from Mia Mingus and Anita Cameron, and respond together through dialogue. We will have a maker’s faire featuring disabled artists, entrepreneurs, collectives, organizations, artists, and writers, specifically those who are multiply marginalized as well as a celebration of the release of Resistance & Hope, an anthology edited and published by Alice Wong of Disability Visibility Project.
We envision DIS 2018: Bay Area to be a critical and loving space where community can come together to elevate the narratives, work, and knowledges of multi-marginalized people with disabilities, particularly BIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Color).
Light breakfast and boxed lunches will be available and included in the ticket. If you require any accommodations, including access to interpreters, food allergies, etc. please email your access needs and any concerns/questions to Disbayareainfo@gmail.com. Please attend fragrance-free.
This event i organized by a small team of disabled advocates and organizers, primarily queer BIPOC. We thank the World Institute on Disability and DIS National for their unwavering support with the event.
BUY TICKETS HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dis-2018-bay-area-tickets-49771376527
Join Ms. Wheelchair California 2018 Krystina Jackson for an A’s game! Their friends over at SCI Active Network have been chosen as Nonprofit of the game on September 22nd! Join them for their third annual fundraiser at the Oakland Alameda Coliseum as the Oakland Athletics host the Minnesota Twins. Make sure to stick around afterwards to join them on the field for a spectacular fireworks show!
- There is wheelchair accessibility from Bart
- Plenty of ADA seating
- Best of all, Wheelchair Accessibility on the field for the firework show!
ALL OF THESE TICKETS ARE GENERAL ADMISSION IN THE TREEHOUSE THROUGHOUT THE SECOND LEVEL OF THE OUTFIELD. ONLY PROCEEDS FROM TICKETS PURCHASED THROUGH SCI ACTIVE NETWORK WILL COUNT TOWARDS OUR BENEFIT AS THE NON-PROFIT OF THE GAME.
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Honoring The New York Times Disability Series and Media Pioneers Mainstream Magazine, Disability Rag/Ragged Edge, and On a Roll Radio
Location: Ed Roberts Campus Atrium 3075 Adeline St., Berkeley, CA.
Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF) is a leading national civil rights law and policy center committed to a world where all people live full and independent lives free of discrimination. Founded in 1979 in Berkeley, CA by people with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities, DREDF continues to promote equal citizenship and full integration of people with disabilities into the mainstream of community life. 39th Anniversary event proceeds will safeguard the economic security, safety, and dignity of children and adults with disabilities by improving access to healthcare, public benefits, transportation, digital and streaming video, and education through our legal, policy, and parent advocacy work. DREDF is a tax-exempt organization with a 501(c)3 number 94-2620758.
If you would like to attend but don’t have the financial ability to do so email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 510-644-2555 ext. 5241.
LINK20 is coming to the Bay Area!
Join us and other activists for an evening of networking as we launch LINK20 in the Bay Area.
There will be food, networking, and an opportunity to learn about LINK20’s work and how to get involved.
Attached, please find a flyer with the details. Please RSVP to Meir@Rudermanfoundation.org
Hope to see you there with us!
LINK20 – an initiative of the Ruderman Family Foundation - is a social movement led by a network of activists, with and without disabilities, who are passionate about disability inclusion and want to make a change. LINK20’s goals are to raise awareness on disability inclusion issues and strengthen leadership skills of its members.
Join the Marin County Disability Access Program, the Marin Disability Awareness and Workplace Networking group, and the Marin Center for Independent Living to celebrate the 28th Anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the legacy of people with disabilities being recognized as whole persons with full membership in human society.
If you are a person with a disability and require accommodations or alternative formats, please call (415) 473-4381 (voice), CRS 711, or email at email@example.com.
Community member Rachel Ungerer's painting will be on display at Spark Arts in California next month, 7/9-7/31. Through an arts and accessibility grant, she was given the opportunity to paint again! This activity was supported in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Arts and Disability Center at the University of California Los Angeles. Come out to support her by dropping by the gallery between those dates!
Reception: 7/31 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Hosted by Salesforce
Twenty percent of the population has a disability and yet representation of disability in the workplace is limited at best. Join this forum to find out more about disability experience in the workplace and how to show up as an ally at your company.
This will be a safe space for everyone to engage and learn from one another without judgement. Attendance is limited to 100, so register soon!
San Francisco has long been a city that prides itself on diversity and inclusion, and it served as a beacon when the independent living movement for individuals with disabilities was established in the Bay Area in the late 1960s. But more than half a century later, how inclusive has it really become? Take an informed tour of locations across the inclusivity range and learn what it takes to live in the city with a disability. Generously sponsored by Kaiser Permanente and co-presented by The Kelsey.
Mobile wireless headphone technology provided by Sound Off.
Tickets are $10 and location will be announced after registration.
The Asian Art Museum has recently formed an internal Accessibility Taskforce
with members of staff working toward creating a more accessible and inclusive
museum for individuals and diverse groups of people. We want to hear your
perspectives so we can learn from you; your stories will help shape our short and
long-term accessibility strategy.
To hear your stories, the Accessibility Taskforce is launching a new initiative to
engage a cross-section of the diverse, Bay Area disability community. As the focus
of this initiative, the museum is hosting a series of quarterly “Community
Charrettes”, which provide staff the opportunity to learn about your experiences
both in the Asian Art Museum and other museums you’ve visited.
Although they know that access is a complex process and what works for one group
may not work for another, we are committed to listening to your feedback and
striving to improve the museum experience for visitors with a wide range of
Objectives of the Community Charrettes:
Hear stories about and insights into the AAM guest experience from a
broad range of perspectives. The focus may include: way-finding and
navigation; staff awareness and cultural competencies; digital technology;
labels; programmatic offerings
Expand museum offerings for disability communities. For example:
o Tours (self-guided audio tours, descriptive and tactile tours, ASL-
o Graphics standards (labels, way-finding, font size)
o Exhibition/rotation design
o Programs that consider disability
Improve the museum guest experience for all visitors
To accomplish these objectives, four Community Charrettes are being scheduled
over the next year. For these charrettes, the Accessibility Taskforce is inviting
members of the different disability communities to the Asian Art Museum for
solutions-based listening tours through our galleries and public spaces.
The first Community Charrette was held in April and we had a great response
from the people who participated. We hope you join us for the next charrette,
which will be held from 12–4 PM on Wednesday, June 20. The third charrette is
scheduled for a Saturday in September so we may accommodate anyone unable
to attend weekend workshops.
Snacks and ASL interpretation are provided. Please use the contact information
below to request other accommodations. Charrettes will be held at the Asian Art
Museum and free admission will be provided to all participants.
Space is limited; registration required. All participants must register by emailing or
calling Allison Wyckoff, 415-581-3666; firstname.lastname@example.org. They will create a
waitlist and prioritize anyone who didn’t get a spot for one of the next Charrettes.
Please contact them with questions!
Women Catalysts is thrilled to host a fireside chat with Tiffany Yu, the founder of award-winning social enterprise Diversability. Diversability is on a mission to get more people talking and thinking about disability as a core part of the diversity conversation.
What exactly is a disability? How can we be better informed and more inclusive? What does it mean to be any ally? Let's talk about it.
At Diversability, Tiffany works to unite the disability community, engage allies, and celebrate disability pride and empowerment. We'd love for you to be part of the conversation.
100% of ticket sales for this event support the wonderful work of SheLift. SheLift is a 501 (c)3 organization that empowers girls with physical differences to improve self-acceptance and confidence through outdoor adventures and body-positive mentorship.
Worldwide one billion individuals have a disability. Many people with disabilities experience a range of barriers to education, health care and other basic services and are subjected to violence and discrimination. Many of these human rights abuses are a result of entrenched stigma and a lack of community-based services essential to ensuring their rights, including under the UN Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. How do we change this?
Kriti Sharma is a researcher in the disability rights division at Human Rights Watch. Her research focuses on human rights violations against persons with disabilities worldwide. She has investigated shackling and abuses against people with psychosocial disabilities in Indonesia, the neglect of people with disabilities in the crisis in the Central African Republic, and institutionalization and violence against women and girls with disabilities in India. Kriti holds an MPhil in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge and a BA in International & Comparative Politics, History & Social Sciences with a minor in International Law from the American University of Paris. She speaks Hindi and French.
To join via phone: Dial +1.408.740.7256 and enter the conference ID: 293434697
Please RSVP to Inanna Craig-Morse at email@example.com or +1 415 801 7298
Join Diversability and our friends at AbleThrive for a free screening and the San Francisco premiere of "Take A Look At This Heart," a documentary film about love, sexuality, and the human bond within the disability community.
Come see the San Francisco premiere of Take A Look At This Heart, Ben Duffy's latest documentary film about love, sexuality, and the human bond within the disability community. The film takes you on a journey into the lives of 17 very unique people; some with disabilities and the partners who love them, others struggling to get by in a world that seems to often overlook them. In exploring the confidence and unconditional love that these humans have for themselves and each other, you may begin to question your own notions on life, love, and what it means to really feel in every sense of the word.
Here's the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXpAU9w8pcs
Sexuality has traditionally been a taboo topic when it comes to disability, but this film brings people with disabilities to the forefront to share their stories.
Join us for a screening of the film, with refreshments and some time to mix and mingle. All are welcome!
6:00pm Doors Open
6:15pm Film Starts
7:45 Time to Mix and Mingle
What does it mean to be an ally? How has an ally helped you?
When we found out our friend Melinda Epler from Change Catalyst (we have been a proud community partner of the Tech Inclusion events) was going to be giving a talk on allyship next month, we wanted to give her a platform to practice her talk and give others the opportunity to share their thoughts as well.
Speakers (in alphabetical order):
- Matthew Cahill, Founder, The Percipio Company
- Brittany Déjean, Founder & CEO of AbleThrive
- Melinda Briana Epler, Founder & CEO, Change Catalyst
- Corey Ponder, Privacy Program Manager, Facebook
- Charu Sharma, CEO, NextPlay.ai
This event is open to the public so invite your friends. People of all abilities and from all communities are invited and welcome.
Please join us for a free Good Neighbors Block Party on Saturday, May 19, 2018 1:00 - 3:00 pm from the Community Living Campaign
There will be snacks and refreshments, a brief award program, photo booth, prizes, and lots of fun!
On Global Accessibility Awareness Day, explore how to take your best self-portrait with Tatiana Lee, creator of the blog Accessible Hollywood. She’ll share her mission of empowering people to connect with others regardless of their abilities or surroundings. She’ll show you how to use accessibility features on your Apple Watch and iPhone, then you’ll get hands-on taking your best selfie.
Complete the form below to secure your spot at the first AudioEye Bay Area GAAD Happy Hour. Registration is required for each participant. Due to limited space, you will need to be on our GAAD Registration List for admission to the event.
Register for more details
AXIS Dance Company hits the stage in San Francisco with The Radical Impact Tour May 4-6, 2018 at Z Space. AXIS will perform the headline work Radical Impact created by internationally renowned AXIS Artistic Director and Choreographer Marc Brew, in collaboration with JooWan Kim Artistic Director of Ensemble Mik Nawooj, and accompanied by a live string quartet. Other works featured in the triple bill include, The Reflective Surface choreographed by Bay Area notable Amy Sewiert, Artistic Director of Sacramento Ballet. The Reflective Surface offers seamless partnering and precise unison set to an original score by musician Darren Johnston with exquisite lighting design by Allen Willner. The program is rounded offwith a newly commissioned work Historias rotas (Broken Stories) choreographed by Nadia Adame, former AXIS company dancer, with an original score by Paul Shapera. Historias rotas explores how we carry the baggage of our ancestors and how our experiences and identities are shaped by these stories. The Radical Impact Tour will shatter your assumptions and move you to your core with its bold offerings, extending a complexity that reflects lived experiences of a diverse group of artists. The SF Chronicle describes Radical Impact as "fearless and contemporary, inventive and reinvigorated.” The Radical Impact Tour is not to be missed!
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.
CTP’s website graduation page
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
Whether you’re a startup seeking capital and exposure, or an investor seeking new deals, Venture 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.
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