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[personal profile] soc_puppet
After many delays and much swearing over internet outages, I finally have my report completely posted. You can find my account of AnimeIowa as the head and lone staffer of the Accessibility Department here: Part 1 and Part 2

Now, an importnat question: Would anyone be interested in regular reports/updates on the running of AI's accessibility department? I feel like it could be a useful resource to anyone attempting to start their own such departments, or who want to help others do so/generate interest in getting one started. I also think it might help me run the department better, if I need to keep outlining my actions, and especially if I can get feedback on them. Any thoughts?
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I am on a committee of a conventions and we are talking policy. We are talking about medical documentation requirements for accommodations, and I am having a hard time finding the right words to tell them why this is a /terrible/ idea, and as a newb of sorts, I'd love to have some authority to stand on. Is there a good blog post or website out there already outlining the reasons why that is a bad requirement, and why?

Thank you.

(I promise, my next post will have content)
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[personal profile] sasha_feather
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.)

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