Byte-Size Learning

Byte-Size Learning: How to Be an Ally with Emily Ladau

How to be an ally with Emily Ladau promo featuring a photo of Emily.
Image Description of Emily Ladau who is pictured above: Emily is a white woman who is wearing glasses and has curly brown hair pulled back halfway, with the rest framing her face. She is wearing a black dress dotted with red flowers and green leaves. She is sitting in a power wheelchair, facing the camera, and smiling. One of her hands is resting in her lap and the other hand is resting on the joystick of her wheelchair, turned so that a tattoo of a peacock feather is visible on her inner arm.

Byte-Size Learning with disability rights activist, writer and speaker, and author of the recently published book Demystifying Disability Emily Ladau.

Learn more about being an ally to disabled people – what that means and what that looks like in practice! This Byte-Size Learning will be formatted as a short presentation from Emily followed by a conversation and Q&A. Register for BSL: How to Be an Ally.

Date:  Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 12:00pm – 1:00pm EST
Location: Zoom, link will be emailed the day before the event 
Cost: $25
Access: CART Provided

If you would like to request a scholarship or other accommodations, please contact Megan by October 11th at megan@artsaccessinc.org or text/call 919-229-0790.


PAST EVENT: Byte-Size Learning: A Brief History of Disability and Art with Amanda Cachia

A Brief History of Disability and Art with curator and writer Amanda Cachia. With logo for Byte-Size Learning, and photo of Amanda Cachia, a woman with curly hair standing in a museum, wearing a scarf draped over her shoulder.

Learn how disability and visual art intersect across history and inform our contemporary understanding of disability artistry. Amanda Cachia will share a presentation with visuals and leave time for questions and conversation. 

Thursday, June 17, 2021, 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST
Virtual on Zoom

Register for the event: https://artsaccess.wufoo.com/forms/z1glylbt0ch5t6j

$25, scholarships available. Presentation will include audio description of visuals. To request a scholarship or any accommodations email Betsy, betsy@artsaccessinc.org.


PAST EVENT: Byte-Size Learning: Words Matter with Wendy Lu

Banner image for Words Matter with Wendy Lu, logo for Byte-size Learning and photo of Wendy, young Chinese American woman smiling at the camera, wearing glasses, a tracheostomy tube and an orange jacket.

How we think, talk, and write about disability.
Thursday, April 22, 2021, 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST
Zoom, $25, Scholarships available, ASL/CART on request

Register: https://artsaccess.wufoo.com/forms/z1080jdd05g7afu/

We’ll cover:

  • Evolution of language around disability
  • One word does not fit all
  • Terms and language for different disabilities and accommodations
  • Implications of the words you choose
  • Avoiding euphemisms, pity, and inspiration, through the use of neutral language
  • Honoring personal preferences
  • How this is just a starting point in dismantling ableism!

Wendy Lu is a news editor and reporter at HuffPost covering the intersection of disability, politics and culture. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Teen Vogue, Refinery29, Bustle, Quartz, Columbia Journalism Review and more. She is a global speaker on disability representation in the media, and she was named as one of 30 global disability leaders on Diversability’s D-30 Disability Impact List of 2020. She is based in New York City.


PAST EVENT: Byte-Size Learning: Continuing the Conversation with LaMondre Pough

Continuing the Conversation with LaMondre Pough - Disability, Race, and Intersectionality. Thursday, March 25th, 12-1pm, On Zoom, $25, Scholarships available, ASL/CART on request. Image of LaMondre, a black man wearing a suit and purple bow tie and a clip art graphic of a computer that says "Arts Access Byte Size Learning"

Disability, Race and Intersectionality
Thursday, March 25th, 2021, 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST
Zoom, $25, Scholarships available, ASL/CART on request

Register: https://artsaccess.wufoo.com/forms/z18xoedn11m1v53/

Based on the responses from participants in February, we are bringing LaMondre back to continue the discussion on the intersectionality of disability with other marginalized communities and how you can better include disability in your Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion goals. 

For this session we want participants to think about their questions around this issue  and you will also be able to send them ahead of time when you register. LaMondre will also have content to share and suggestions on how you can make your organization more reflective of the diversity in our community and welcoming to all people. 

Everyone is welcome, both those who attended the session in February and newcomers. It’s a big topic and there is lots more to talk about!


PAST EVENT: Byte Size Learning – Black and Disabled

Black and Disabled, an online Zoom conversation about the intersectionality of racism and ableism. February 16, 2021, 12-1pm. Image of LaMondre Pough, facilitator and speaker, a black man wearing a suit and purple bow tie. Image of Deja Barker, panelist, a young Black woman wearing a black sleeveless dress and sitting in a manual wheelchair. Image of Lynda D. Edwards, panelist a Black woman with black hair wearing a patterned shirt over a turtleneck and glasses resting on the top of her gray short hair. Byte-size learning logo - graphic of a laptop with arts access logo, three apples and the text Byte Size Learning.

Date: Tuesday, February 16th, 2021
Location: Zoom 
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST 
Fee: $25   
Access: ASL Provided 

A conversation about the intersectionality of racism and ableism. Is your organization doing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion work? Where does access for people with disabilities live in that work? Join us for an introductory conversation to help start thinking about how you can better include the voices of Black disabled people in your work to dismantle racism and ableism in your organization.  

Facilitator and Speaker:
LaMondre Pough
Chief Sustainability Officer at Ruh Global 
Quick 1-minute overview of LaMondre’s Bio [YouTube]

Panelists: 
Deja Barber
Graduate Student at NC AT&T
Disability Activist
Paralympic Boccia Competitor
Graduate William Peace University 
Former Ms. Wheelchair NC 

Lynda D. Edwards
Arts Education & Culture Consultant – Community Leader – Advocate for Marginalized People 
Founder/Director of The NC Museum Of African Americans’ History & Culture 
Arts + Culture + History

Thanks to our Grantors!

   NC Arts Council Raleigh Arts United Arts Council