Description Workshop: Accessibility and Inclusion - Hacking everyday communication practices to change the world.
Type Workshop
Kids session No
Keyword(s) social, political
Person organizing User:Erdbeerblau, User:Hirnsalat, User:Vishnee
Language de - German, en - English
de - German, en - English
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Subtitle SocialTech Workshop #1
Starts at 2019/08/22 16:00
Ends at 2019/08/22 18:00
Duration 120 minutes
Location Village:Harbor

Subtitle SocialTech Workshop #2
Starts at 2019/08/24 11:00
Ends at 2019/08/24 13:00
Duration 120 minutes
Location Village:Haecksen

Team Harbour/The dry dock is a bit hard to find. call DECT 5505 if you can't find us!


"Accessibility sounds great, but where do I start?" Join us to discuss common issues around creating accessible spaces. We want to share our experiences creating inclusive environments, and we'd love to hear yours too! This session is intended to be a forum for people who are interested in accessibility and inclusion, folks who have specific access needs they would like organizers to consider more routinely, and of course organizers.


Hackerspaces and -labs are meant to be a venue for curious people to experience and experiment with new things: technologies, cultures, and sometimes their different selves. But openness doesn't automatically lead to accessibility and inclusion - we have to make it happen ourselves! In this workshop we use both conceptual frameworks and practical examples (e.g., inclusive event catering, financial planning, or considerations about accessibility online). The goal of the SocialTech project is to show that small changes in everyday communication and interpersonal interactions improve inclusion dramatically. Our current project is to create a resource to help inspire people as they endeavour to make their projects more inclusive. Using concepts from academia, design, activism and community organization we developed a set of questions to start a conversation about accessibility that you can use and adapt to your unique situation. In the workshop, we would like to share some of the questions and practical examples that you can use to work out what accessibility means in your context or your project. Additionally, we want to engage in conversation to find out relevant ways in which you may have found success or encountered challenges.