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Erev-JDAD Convening

JFNA, RAC, RespectAbility and Edlavitch DCJCC invite you to an evening of brainstorming & networking for leading voices in Jewish disability inclusion.

Date: Monday, February 3rd
Time: Registration at 5:00 PM ET, discussions begin at 5:30 PM ET
Location: The renovated and fully accessible EDCJCC (1529 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036)
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Webinar: How to Ensure A Welcoming Lexicon and Inclusive Storytelling

Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Time: 1:30 p.m. ET / 12:30 p.m. CT / 11:30 a.m. MT / 10:30 a.m. PT
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

RSVP: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8n2aNjSsR-eRNRDDaghQbQ

Speakers:
Kristin Gilger,
 Director, National Center on Disability and Journalism
Dr. Donna R. Walton, Ed.D., Founder and President, Divas with Disabilities, Inc.
Moderated by Lauren Appelbaum, Vice President, Communications, RespectAbility

The use of certain words or phrases can express bias either intentionally or unintentionally. The National Center on Disability and Journalism (NCDJ) provides the industry’s only disability language style guide. The guide is intended for journalists, communication professionals and members of the general public who are seeking the appropriate and accurate language to use when writing or talking about people living with disabilities. The guide covers general terms and words on physical disabilities, hearing and visual impairments, mental and cognitive disabilities and seizure disorders. Beyond specific language, learn from The Divas With Disabilities Project on how to ensure your storytelling is inclusive of people with disabilities, while avoiding inspiration porn.

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How to Ensure Accessible Websites, Social Media and Inclusive Photos

Date: Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Time: 1:30 p.m. ET / 12:30 p.m. CT / 11:30 a.m. MT / 10:30 a.m. PT
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

RSVP: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8n2aNjSsR-eRNRDDaghQbQ

Speakers:
Sharon Rosenblatt, Director of Communications, Accessibility Partners
More Speakers TBA

Websites are now the front lobbies of our organizations, and social media is fast supplanting the more traditional ways that our organizations connect with the public. Our research shows that organizations are not yet meeting basic requirements for accessibility, like captioned videos, screen reader-friendly designs, and photo description / alt-text. This online workshop will give a nonprofit everything it needs to know to open its digital door. [continue reading…]

Webinar: Premium Skills Workshop in Social Media Accessibility

Date: Thursday, January 9, 2020
Time: 1:30 p.m. ET / 12:30 p.m. CT / 11:30 a.m. MT / 10:30 a.m. PT
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

RSVP: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8n2aNjSsR-eRNRDDaghQbQ

Speakers:
Tatiana Lee, 
Hollywood Inclusionist, RespectAbility
Eric Ascher, Communications Associate, RespectAbility
Moderated by Lauren Appelbaum, Vice President, Communications, RespectAbility

Social media platforms raise some access issues for individuals with disabilities. Although accessibility on social media sites is limited in a lot of ways, some features do exist in each platform. Enjoy a hands-on presentation in best practices for Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. The webinar will be extremely interactive. Prepare materials, including text and images, to post and follow-along with a content expert as you share your materials in the most accessible way for all.

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Webinar: How to Ensure Legal Rights and Compliance Obligations

Exploring the Rights of Employees and Participants, and the Obligations of Nonprofit Organizations Under the Law

Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Time: 1:30 p.m. ET / 12:30 p.m. CT / 11:30 a.m. MT / 10:30 a.m. PT
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

RSVP: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8n2aNjSsR-eRNRDDaghQbQ

Speakers TBA
Moderated by Matan Koch, Director of Project Moses and General Counsel, RespectAbility

At RespectAbility, we believe strongly that the greatest motivator and argument around inclusion is the value that it brings both to the organization and to the person. Even with this backdrop, however, we recognize that parties will occasionally find themselves at points of disagreement, and at that point, it becomes important for everyone to know the nature of their legal rights and obligations. This session will cover those topics, including the special sensitivities and limitations applying to nonprofit organizations.

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