GimpGirl Online: Women With Disabilities Rethinking, Redefining, and Reclaiming Community
What is GimpGirl?  <ul><li>We come together to share our lives, in a safe space that centers more on the strengths we have...
GimpGirl: A Tech Timeline <ul><li>Started in 1998 on SerenityMOO </li></ul><ul><li>*  Had four email lists to start, servi...
Second Life <ul><li>Provides opportunity to network with other disability, women and nonprofit groups </li></ul><ul><li>Al...
GimpGirl: Moodle
GimpGirl: Facebook
GimpGirl: Linked in
GimpGirl: Twitter
GimpGirl: Flickr
GimpGirl: Second Life
GimpGirl: Second Life
Interdependent Models of Access  to Virtual Worlds * Accommodation for individuals * Architectural access to community spa...
 
 
 
Access to information
Different learning styles Universal design and communicating in a range of differerent modes help people with differences ...
Integrate multiple channels Build strong cross-platform relationships that distribute information on multiple channels Not...
Best practices for communication * For community events and publications, provide alternative accessible formats (508/WCAG...
Best practices for communication * Use person-first language or other language preferred by people with disabilities * Hav...
Anti-patterns Impersonal – no opportunity for trust. Profiles in courage. Pity. Charity. Infantilization of PWD by control...
Patterns Authenticity Identity Connection between peers Conversation  (hosted or safe space)‏
 
Credits Most slides and graphics by Katherine Mancuso (CATEA)  and Jen Cole (Director, GimpGirl Community)‏ http://gimpgir...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

The GimpGirl Online Community

2,502 views
2,433 views

Published on

These slides outline the setup of the GimpGirl online community in all its branches in social media. It's important to increase accessibility for as many people as possible according to the ideas of Universal Design. Having an inter-related multi-channel approach to social media helps us be as accessible as possible for a diverse community.

Published in: Technology, Health & Medicine
1 Comment
2 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • I'm a GIMP(y)–Guy that is grateful for all your work and will share with a GIMP–GAL I know well.
    Thank You.
       Reply 
    Are you sure you want to  Yes  No
    Your message goes here
No Downloads
Views
Total views
2,502
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
174
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
8
Comments
1
Likes
2
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

The GimpGirl Online Community

  1. 1. GimpGirl Online: Women With Disabilities Rethinking, Redefining, and Reclaiming Community
  2. 2. What is GimpGirl? <ul><li>We come together to share our lives, in a safe space that centers more on the strengths we have as a collective. </li></ul><ul><li>Has never been centered towards any particular angle of disability. </li></ul><ul><li>Over the years it has developed into a growing and ever-evolving collective dedicated to peer counseling and advocacy with a DIY and geeky spirit. </li></ul><ul><li>Hundreds of members, mostly English-speaking and in a range of different countries. </li></ul>
  3. 3. GimpGirl: A Tech Timeline <ul><li>Started in 1998 on SerenityMOO </li></ul><ul><li>* Had four email lists to start, serving niche communities </li></ul><ul><li>Transitioned to LiveJournal in 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>Opened on Second Life, Facebook and Twitter in 2008 </li></ul>
  4. 4. Second Life <ul><li>Provides opportunity to network with other disability, women and nonprofit groups </li></ul><ul><li>Allows easier collaboration within our community </li></ul><ul><li>Needed adaptations for further accessibility </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Added an IRC relay </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. GimpGirl: Moodle
  6. 6. GimpGirl: Facebook
  7. 7. GimpGirl: Linked in
  8. 8. GimpGirl: Twitter
  9. 9. GimpGirl: Flickr
  10. 10. GimpGirl: Second Life
  11. 11. GimpGirl: Second Life
  12. 12. Interdependent Models of Access to Virtual Worlds * Accommodation for individuals * Architectural access to community space * Universal Design for conversation
  13. 16. Access to information
  14. 17. Different learning styles Universal design and communicating in a range of differerent modes help people with differences in learning styles. UDL (Universal Design for Learning)‏ Attention to accessibility also achieves this goal Useful for education communities
  15. 18. Integrate multiple channels Build strong cross-platform relationships that distribute information on multiple channels Not every platform will be accessible to all people all of the time Many platforms will be accessible to some people some of the time Different people are comfortable on different platforms PWD face challenges seeking information so it's especially important to provide it in many styles.
  16. 19. Best practices for communication * For community events and publications, provide alternative accessible formats (508/WCAG guidelines)‏ http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10/ * Live events in virtual worlds should have an IRC text chat bridge, and audio feeds for voice chat. * Use asynchronous methods (blogs, forums) along with synchronous (chat rooms, SL, IRC)‏ * Be inclusive of various speech and writing styles * Acknowledge contributions, big or small, from all community members
  17. 20. Best practices for communication * Use person-first language or other language preferred by people with disabilities * Have clear methods for feedback on accessibility and other topics. * Include your audience/members in planning and execution of events, as part of commitment of inclusion and accessibility. “Nothing about us without us.” * In virtual worlds, visual appearance of accessiblity (ramps, signs) signify inclusion of PWD. * Provide information on additional accommodations
  18. 21. Anti-patterns Impersonal – no opportunity for trust. Profiles in courage. Pity. Charity. Infantilization of PWD by controlling information.
  19. 22. Patterns Authenticity Identity Connection between peers Conversation (hosted or safe space)‏
  20. 24. Credits Most slides and graphics by Katherine Mancuso (CATEA) and Jen Cole (Director, GimpGirl Community)‏ http://gimpgirl.com

×