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I created a new page at the Geek Feminism Wiki, as a place to list all of the conventions and conferences that have accessibility policies listed. People making policies can use this as a reference, and for those of us with disabilities, it could be useful to have all this info in one place when choosing conventions to attend.

http://geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/Cons_with_Accessibility_Policies

Feel free to contribute to the Wiki directly, or if you have suggestions, comment here! I don't go to very many cons so I would like suggestions of where to look.

(Inspired by the list of Conference Anti-harassment policies.)

Update to the Wiki

Sun, Jan. 8th, 2012 05:27 pm
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[personal profile] sasha_feather
I am updating the Access Fandom Wiki, kindly hosted by Geek Feminism.

I made some changes to the best practices page, check it out if you like.
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[personal profile] sasha_feather
I'm happy to say that we have moved the Access-Fandom Wiki over to Geek Feminism!

Here is the new link!
http://geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/Accessibility

Check it out and feel free to edit in information if you like.
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[personal profile] sasha_feather
Check out the updates to the Wiki!

Attitudes: the Basics

Signs

Text was written by [personal profile] jesse_the_k mostly.

We welcome feedback and discussion!

Hello! Welcome!

Wed, Aug. 12th, 2009 07:39 pm
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[personal profile] sasha_feather
Hi,
My ideas behind this community are as follows, but I hope you will use it however you like. Here are some of my ideas:

--complement the [community profile] accessibility_fail and [community profile] disability communities, but with more of a focus on improving access and disability-friendliness within fandom and specifically at science fiction conventions and conferences.

--promote the idea of Access for Everyone, as part of our culture, as just something we do and expect, and as something that benefits everyone. This is not meant to take the focus off of disabled people, but rather to shift cultural expectations so that access is something we can all think about and all work toward, whether we identify as disabled or not. All people benefit from good access: a excellent example of this is having good signs.

--promote and develop the Access Fandom Wiki. This will be a Wiki where people who are planning conventions can go and learn about how to do Access, and those of us who have done it before can perhaps impart some of our wisdom. A centralized location to discuss, learn, teach the nuts and bolts of this job. I've never worked on a Wiki before, so anyone who wants to jump in and help is so very welcome. All you need to do is register a username and password. This community is an ideal place to discuss the Wiki.


I learned about Access from WisCon. Here is our (WisCon's) Disability Inclusion Statement

While certainly not perfect, it seems that WisCon is ahead of other cons when in comes to Access, and we'd like to get this information around. This community and the Wiki are part of that effort.

Credit where credit is due: [personal profile] jesse_the_k, [personal profile] kestrell, and [personal profile] sparkymonster are current and past Access team members who have developed this statement, with the support of the WisCon Convention Committee.

I am WisCon Access chair for this year. Please note, however, that I'm not running either this community nor working on the Wiki as an "official" WisCon website-- just doing this as my own self.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact me or Jesse the K.

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