CONVERSATION 360° - an interactive dialog
ABOUT THE CONVERSATION
The Conversation 360° creates an open and safe platform for an interactive dialog on the issues individuals living with a disability in San Antonio face that create barriers to inclusion, independence, and a more equitable quality of life. This discussion creates a dialog for improvement, identifying ways in which the San Antonio community can take action toward filling the gaps, creating awareness, advancing public attitudes, and creating a community of inclusion for all residents.
Join disABILITYsa in conversation as we get together to openly discuss the benefits, challenges, barriers, and pathways to engaging in the San Antonio community while addressing the way each topic impacts our selves and neighbors who live with a disability.
COVID-19, VACCINES & DISABILITY
April 19th, 2022
Time: 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm
ACCESS INFORMATION: Deaf interpreter services and other accommodations may be provided upon request. Accessible parking and ramp access available at venue.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Public safety & disability
People with disabilities often face serious challenges when it comes to public safety. In this Conversation 360 we engaged in conversation around law enforcement and disability to help build a proactive community in which public safety professionals became more aware of the fears, concerns, and expectations of people with disabilities and were able to address them directly.
Below is a link to continue to provide feedback, share best practices, and make recommendations on police services and 911 calls for San Antonio:
Covid 19 and disability
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.
A better earth & disability
‘Going Green’ means to live life, as an individual as well as a community, in a way that is friendly to the natural environment and is sustainable for the earth, and Earth Day is the annual day of awareness that celebrates the green lifestyle. Earth Day spurs us to see our environment — and one another — in a new way, to turn the invisible into the visible, to transform the disposable into the invaluable. Earth Day also reminds us that we're part of an interconnected ecosystem that's sensitive to human impact and that we're part of an interconnected regional economy that's sensitive to environmental forces. Join us in conversation as we explore how the disability community can help lessen our impact as we engage in discussion around DME recycling, sustainable gardening and health, medicine disposal, proper med disposal, accessible outdoor opportunities and more. This #EarthDay, we're uplifting + centering our disability communities in the fight for #EnvironmentalJustice!
THE DIGITAL DIVIDE & DISABILITY
An Interactive Dialog
VOTING & DISABILITY
An Interactive Dialog
TRANSPORTATION & DISABILITY
An Interactive Dialog
Disability & Dating
Does the ‘dating with a disability’ taboo exist simply because it’s not talked about enough? Well, let’s talk about it! For many, the dating world has become a cesspool of people looking for their “perfect” partner and only focusing on looks and their idea of the “perfect” partner. Add in the fact that a person has any kind of disability, and people tend to make a long list of assumptions. Dates can be fun whether a person is living with a disability or not. There's lots to do that’s fun, accessible, and that everyone can enjoy. People living with a disability aren’t all going around looking for nurses; everyone wants an actual partner, someone to love. Intimacy is possible, even if it requires some adaptation.
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
Time Keeper: Monitors the time. Coordinates with discussion moderators to ensure 5-minute warnings and discussion closure announcements are broadcasted to keep with the agenda.
Support Liaison: In the event leadership is needed, this person will connect with the host for assistance by leaving the breakout room and returning to the main room. Assist the discussion moderator in monitoring the chat thread. Remind the moderator to record at the beginning of the session.
Monitors the room chat function to ensure the chat gets combined into the verbal discussion. Monitors the time broadcasts/notifications, announces room closures, keeps the conversation on topic and interjects kick-starter and registration questions into the conversation. Assumes the recorder role if position was not filled.
Recorder: Records the breakout room discussion. Needs to have enough space on their hard drive and responsible for uploading the zoom files to a designated folder after the meeting.
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.
Closed Captioning Support: Dedicated volunteer who works to support those relying on the closed captioning system when information is picked up and communicated poorly and the the attendee needs something clarified or repeated.