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Webinar: How to Ensure Accessible Events

Date: Wednesday, November 20, 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:
Emily Harris,
Principal, Harris Strategies
Victor Pineda, President, World Enabled and Senior Advisor, RespectAbility
Moderator TBA

Organizational representatives will be given an accessibility checklist and be taught how to use it. Although 72 percent of nonprofit organizations say they have a policy of nondiscrimination against people with disabilities, too few take simple steps to make their programming truly accessible. For example, fewer than 60 percent of their events are always held in physically accessible spaces. Fewer than one-third (30 percent) offer opportunities for participants at public events to request accommodations like sign language interpreters, live captioning or food allergy alternatives. This session will train organizations to ensure that their practices match their principles so that their organizations can benefit from the talents and perspectives of people with disabilities, just like anyone else.

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Webinar: How to Recruit, Accommodate and Promote People with Disabilities

Date: Wednesday, December 4, 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:
Emily Harris, 
Principal, Harris Strategies
Risa Jaz Rifkind, Director, Civic Engagement and Marketing, ADA 25 Advancing Leadership
Moderated by Randall Duchesneau, Board of Advisors, RespectAbility

More than 1 in 5 people in the US report having a disability. Yet, people with disabilities are underrepresented in key civic leadership positions. For example, only one percent of the Chicago region’s nonprofit board seats are filled by people with disabilities. A large percentage of nonprofits RespectAbility surveyed agree that the best way to ensure inclusion of all identities in programming, people with lived experiences must have a seat at the table. As a natural part of the human experience, disability is part of any diversity commitment. This session is for nonprofit professionals engaged with both board and volunteer relations and HR management to start the journey from recruiting to promoting people with disabilities starting with volunteer positions of leadership including board members.

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RespectAbility Holiday Party

RespectAbility Fall 2018 Fellows with Debbie Fink wearing holiday-related accessories in front of the RespectAbility banner

DATE: December 4, 2019
TIME: 4:00-7:00 PM ET
LOCATION: 11333 Woodglen Drive, #102, Rockville, MD 20852

Please join us for our Holiday Party for our supporters, partners and team! On behalf of our board, staff and Fellows, we hope you will celebrate with us during our open house on December 4th from 4:00 – 7:00 PM. It will be at our fully accessible office, 11133 Woodglen Drive, suite 102, Rockville, MD. This is near the White Flint metro (red line) and parking is available. Hors d’œuvres, desserts and drinks will be kosher and are on us! Vegetarian options will be available. [continue reading…]

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:
Amy Silverman, 
Advisory Board, 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
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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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