CONVERSATION 360 - an interactive dialog
COVID-19 & DISABILITY
April 20th, 2021
Time: 6:00PM - 7:35PM
Barriers to information, health care, technology, employment, housing, recreation, education, and transportation are a daily fact of life for most individuals with disabilities. These barriers intensify during emergencies and it is important to understand the unique challenges impacting the disability community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The "Gathering Experiences of People with Disabilities During COVID-19" Survey is complete and we'd like to share our findings as we engage in conversation around the results and recent updates in the areas of the vaccine, education, employment, and access to food, shelter, and medical care.
6:00PM - Welcome & Introductions
6:05PM - Survey Results Summary Presentation
6:30PM - Small Group Discussions on Focus Areas in Breakout rooms
7:05PM - Small Group Discussions on Focus Areas in Breakout rooms
Facilitators (Invitation Only) and Exhibitors are welcome to
register their participation by clicking here.
ACCESS INFORMATION: Deaf interpreter services and other accommodations may be provided upon request. Accessible parking and ramp access available at venue.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Most things are possible when you assume problems can be solved.
- Judith Heumann
Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” — James Baldwin
March 30, 2021
The Vote & Disability
April 6, 2021
A Better Earth & Disability
April 20, 2021
COVID-19 & Disability
June 1, 2021
Public Safety & Disability
August 3, 2021
Entertainment & Disability
October 5, 2021
Civic Responsibility & Disability
December 7, 2021
Faith & Disability
Time Keeper: Monitors the time. Coordinates with discussion moderators to ensure 5-minute warnings and discussion closure announcements are communicated accurately.
Support Liaison: Acts as a liaison between attendees and discussion leaders in a breakout room with the planning team & zoom admins in the main room. Assist the discussion moderator in monitoring the chat thread.
Records the breakout room discussion. Monitors the room chat function to ensure the chat gets combined into the verbal discussion. Monitors the time, announces room closures, keeps the conversation on topic and interjects kick-starter and registration questions into the conversation.
Room Rotation Facilitator:
Sets up and coordinates the transition of guests into Exhibitor and Discussion breakout rooms.
Room Rotation Announcer:
Assists the Room Rotation Facilitator in tracking requests for room changes in the chat feature and reading them aloud to help facilitate a more efficient transition for guests.
Zoom Waiting Room Moderator:
Facilitates the renaming of guests as they arrive in the waiting room. Identifies Exhibitors, Discussion facilitators, confirms guest registration, and admits guests into the main Zoom room.
ASL Host: Hosts the ASL Interpreters, helping them navigate the Zoom platform and facilitates the matching of interpreters with those who need assistance. Because the sessions are being recorded, ASL interpretation should take place regardless of whether or not a person who needs interpretation services is present.