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NEW POLL DATA: Voters with Disabilities and the 2020 Election

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As the country is gripped with issues surrounding the coronavirus, find out what the community who is the most at risk – people with disabilities – cares about and who they are supporting in the upcoming 2020 election cycle.

Stan Greenberg PhD from the polling firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research (GQRR) and the disability inclusion organization RespectAbility discussed new findings from a recently completed phone poll of 1,000 registered voters in a 16-state Presidential and Senate battleground, conducted by Democracy Corps and Greenberg Research. [continue reading…]

Webinar: COVID-19, Disability & Mental Health

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Moderator: Philip Kahn-Pauli, Policy Director, RespectAbility
Lori Golden, Abilities Strategy Leader, Ernst & Young, LLP
Donna Meltzer, CEO, National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD)
German Parodi, Co-Executive Director, Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies
Shaylin Sluzalis, Co-Executive Director, Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies

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Disabilities On Screen and Off

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Film Fatales and RespectAbility jointly presented a panel discussion about Disabilities On Screen and Off, hosted by Film Independent. The panel encompassed an intersectional discussion around inclusive casting for both visible and nonvisible disabilities, creating accessible sets, and ensuring accessible finished products for film festivals and beyond.

Speakers included Shari Bisnaught (Costume Designer, Best Summer Ever), Ashley Eakin (Director, Single), Tatiana Lee (Hollywood Inclusionist, RespectAbility) and Michele Spitz (Founder, Woman of Her Word), facilitated by Film Fatales member and RespectAbility Lab Alumna Nasreen Alkhateeb and Film Fatales member Tchaiko Omawale.

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Erev-JDAD Convening

An evening of brainstorming & networking for leading voices in Jewish disability inclusion, presented by JFNA, RAC, RespectAbility and Edlavitch DCJCC.

Jewish Disability Advocacy Day (JDAD) is a tremendous gathering of people who share a commitment to Jewish inclusion.  [continue reading…]

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

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Tracie DeFreitas, Lead Consultant – ADA Specialist, Job Accommodations Network
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 covered those topics, including the special sensitivities and limitations applying to nonprofit organizations.

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Webinar: Premium Skills Workshop in Social Media Accessibility

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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 this hands-on presentation in best practices for Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

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