[personal profile] selkiechick posting in [community profile] access_fandom
So my local con, Arisia, is having a Ribbon Game this year, a contest to see who can collect the most ribbons on their badges.

To this end, they are encouraging staff members to make their own ribbons to hand out. So I thought that perhaps I could come up with a good disability advocacy message to offer fans who want to be advocates. Last year my little pins with the icon for sign language, handed out to anyone who could sign, and wanted one, went over pretty well.

But I cannot, for the life of me think of a good message.

I thought about "Not all disabilities are visible" but that is well over the 28 character limit.

Suggestions, ideas? Is this a terrible idea?

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Date: 2013-11-19 05:13 pm (UTC)
ambyr: pebbles arranged in a spiral on sand (nature sculpture by Andy Goldsworthy) (Pebbles)
From: [personal profile] ambyr
Would the accessibility hashtag (#a11y) work, or is that too obscure?

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Date: 2013-11-19 06:40 pm (UTC)
jesse_the_k: Elderly smiling white woman captioned "When I was your age I had to walk ten miles in the snow to get stoned & have sex" (old fogey)
From: [personal profile] jesse_the_k
OTOH, I love #a11y as a message, and it's gonna be displayed on the person of a fan willing to explain it...

(And I adored discovering a11y when I was 54, so there.)
Edited Date: 2013-11-19 06:41 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2013-11-19 07:54 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Age is a state of mind, not a number!

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Date: 2013-11-19 06:41 pm (UTC)
jadelennox: out of spoons (gimp: no spoons)
From: [personal profile] jadelennox
I've just used "#accessibility". Depends if the audience is one that likes hash tags's.

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Date: 2013-11-19 05:45 pm (UTC)
kate_nepveu: sleeping cat carved in brown wood (Default)
From: [personal profile] kate_nepveu
"Accessibility's For Everyone" is 28 characters precisely (now that I have spelled it properly!) but very inelegant.
Edited Date: 2013-11-19 05:46 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2013-11-19 07:08 pm (UTC)
sasha_feather: Retro-style poster of skier on pluto.   (Default)
From: [personal profile] sasha_feather
I like "Access is for Everyone" because it is easier to say. It might not be as clear, but a symbol or picture could be put with it.

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Date: 2013-11-20 06:02 am (UTC)
fred_mouse: crystal mouse, looking straight out at the viewer (Default)
From: [personal profile] fred_mouse
would 'access for everyone!' work? Or is it too strident?

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Date: 2013-11-20 06:51 am (UTC)
kshandra: Animated text: "I believe in: Proper grammar, correct spelling, and use of the Oxford comma." (Oxford Comma)
From: [personal profile] kshandra
I had been thinking "Accessibility for Everyone" myself - I think "access" has more of a "backstage pass" feel in this context, rather than what is really meant.

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Date: 2013-11-20 03:35 pm (UTC)
jesse_the_k: uppercase Times Roman "S" with nick in upper corner, text below reads "I shot the serif." (shot the serif)
From: [personal profile] jesse_the_k
Or, there's another tack:

Disability is natural!

(Perhaps not the best message in a con which celebrates the unnatural, among other things, but it's been a useful frame for folks who insist on disability as "special.")

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