Workshops

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.


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

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

Accessibility Online [YouTube]

Making your online meetings and events accessible and inclusive for people who are blind or low vision. Arts Access brings you an 45-minute recorded webinar on the basics of making sure your online content (pre-recorded and live) is accessible and inclusive to people who are blind and low vision. Captions provided. Transcript linked in video description.
Watch “Accessibility Online” on YouTube!
Resources Mentioned in the Video [Google Doc] 

Accessibility Online [YouTube]

Making your online meetings and events accessible and inclusive for people who are D/deaf and Hard of Hearing. Not sure where to start with captioning? Finding an ASL Interpreter? We’ve got you covered! Arts Access brings you an 80-minute recorded webinar on the basics of making sure your online content (pre-recorded and live) is accessible and inclusive to people who are D/deaf and hard of hearing. ASL on screen. Captions provided. Transcript linked in video description.
Watch “Accessibility Online” on YouTube!
Resources Mentioned in the Video [Google Doc] 

Past Workshops

Past Workshop: Inclusion in Arts Summer Camps 

Arts Access and Community Partnerships present this training on inclusion for arts summer camp staff. Training covers: What inclusion really is and why it’s important, strategies for positive behavior support, strategies to help children of all abilities be successful in your program, high incidence disabilities and common accommodations for support, and time to discuss challenges you have faced.

Past Workshop: Teaching Artist Training

Arts Access partners with the Durham Arts Council through the Durham Arts Inclusion Project (DAIP). The goal of DAIP is to increase participation by children with disabilities in the full range of cultural arts activities in Durham County, specifically through teaching artist residencies. Training focuses on planning and implementing inclusive residencies and residencies specifically designed for students with disabilities.

Past Workshop: Accessibility 102 – Communication & Marketing

For those who have attended one of our previous workshops or for those who want to dive in deeper, we spend a full workshop session on accessible communication, outreach, and marketing in digital and print materials, covering topics like website accessibility tools, alt tags, image descriptions, captioning and more!

Past Workshop: Planning for All Campers 

An interactive lunch and learn workshop session on how to plan and market accessible programs and classes. Participants learn what to consider when planning inclusive programming, including facilities, program content, staffing, safety, messaging & marketing, application procedures, and gathering information on camper needs.

Past Workshop: Accessibility 101 

This workshop enables cultural organizations to better include kids and adults with disabilities in their organization. This workshop is useful for administrators, board members, volunteers, ushers, docents, box office staff and additional front line staff at cultural arts organizations.

 

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