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The World Institute on Disability is seeking "Disability Ambassadors" to attend various professional conventions and advocate for improving con accessibility. This is NOT for SF cons, but for academic/business/political cons. As WID says on its site:

"Across America, convenings of civil rights and community development organizations help to set the economic opportunity agenda. Unless the conferences fully integrate disability access issues into their content—and people with disabilities are present—the needs and perspectives of the disability community will be largely left out of the discussion."

They supported folks attending ten conventions last year, including the NAACP, La Raza, and the National Housing Coalition, and nine cons this year so far!

Apply to be an ambassador here

https://wid.org/consulting/conference-accessibility/

x-posted to access_fandom.dreamwidth.org

Date: 2017-06-08 06:34 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lilysea
This is great!

Am in the wrong country, and too exhausted, but am SO PLEASED they're doing this!

Date: 2017-06-12 06:39 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lizcommotion
I don't have spoons for this, but I sent it to a friend with Crohn's who works and also knows a lot of other WOC in academia to spread the news around. Thanks!

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