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1.20.12 wy inclusion_awareness_presentation

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  1. 1. Inclusion Awareness Serve Wyoming January 20, 2012 We will begin shortly! Please feel free to say hello to test your audio or type in the text box below.
  2. 2. www.serviceandinclusion.org Toll-free hotline: 888-491-0326 (voice/TTY)
  3. 3. National Partnerships
  4. 4. <ul><li>Gentle Reminders… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use your phone ’s “mute” button or *6 to mute your phone. Please do not use your “hold” button. Press *6 to un-mute your phone. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Please ask questions, share ideas, and comments: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Don ’t be shy, please speak up </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ Raise hand” icon </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Chat window on the right </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The session will be recorded. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Who are people with disabilities? </li></ul><ul><li>People with disabilities and National Service </li></ul><ul><li>Disability etiquette </li></ul><ul><li>Access and Universal Design </li></ul><ul><li>Outreach and recruitment </li></ul><ul><li>Questions and Discussion </li></ul>Session Overview
  6. 6. Please Introduce Yourself <ul><li>Please share with us: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Your name </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What program are you with? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is one word that best describes you? </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>What words come to mind when you think of the word inclusion? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Who Are People With Disabilities?
  9. 9. “ Disability” as Defined by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act & The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) <ul><li>A physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities </li></ul><ul><li>A history or record of such an impairment </li></ul><ul><li>Being regarded as having such an impairment, even when no limitations exist </li></ul><ul><li>Someone who has an association with someone with a disability </li></ul>
  10. 10. Major life activities include, but are not limited to: “ Major Life Activity” is Anything an Average Person Can Do with Little or No Difficulty
  11. 11. <ul><li>“ Substantially limits ” </li></ul><ul><li>… unable to perform, or significantly limited in the ability to perform, an activity as compared with an average person. Factors to be considered are: </li></ul><ul><li>Its nature and severity </li></ul><ul><li>How long it will last or is expected to last, and </li></ul><ul><li>Its permanent or long-term impact, or expected impact </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>People With Disabilities and National Service Programs </li></ul>
  13. 13. The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) <ul><li>CNCS discharges its mission to improve lives, strengthen communities and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering by providing opportunities for all Americans of all ages and backgrounds to engage. </li></ul><ul><li>Thousands of people with disabilities serve in CNCS ’s three major programs: AmeriCorps, Senior Corps and Learn and Serve America. </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>On March 31, 2009 the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act to reauthorize the CNCS and its programs through 2014 </li></ul><ul><li>On April 21, 2009. President Obama signed the bill into law. </li></ul>The 2009 Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act
  15. 15. The Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act… <ul><li>Even more explicitly emphasizes a commitment to the inclusion of people with disabilities as active participants in national service… </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Specific references to the inclusion of People with Disabilities… alone …or as a part of the definition of “Disadvantaged Groups” </li></ul><ul><li>Throughout the Act there is specific mention of the inclusion of persons with disabilities </li></ul>SAA: Inclusion of Americans with Disabilities:
  17. 17. <ul><li>Disability Etiquette </li></ul>
  18. 18. People First Language <ul><li>The key is to use “person first” language because people with disabilities are human first and have a disability second </li></ul><ul><li>For example… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ A person who is blind” instead of a “a blind person” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ A man with epilepsy” instead of “an epileptic” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ A boy who has Down’s Syndrome” instead of “a retarded child” </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Most often, it ’s best to call someone by name, not by a label .
  20. 20. <ul><li>Treat Adults as Adults </li></ul><ul><li>It ’s OK to offer help </li></ul><ul><li>Always ask first before giving assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Listen to what the individual wants </li></ul><ul><li>Some people don ’t want or need help. </li></ul><ul><li>Be ready to accept “no” to your offer. </li></ul><ul><li>Make a mistake? Apologize, learn from your mistake and move on </li></ul><ul><li>RELAX! </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>True or False? </li></ul>
  22. 22. Access and Accommodation Access and Universal Design
  23. 23. Access vs. Accommodation <ul><li>What is access? </li></ul><ul><li>What is accommodation? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the difference? </li></ul>
  24. 24. Accessible or Inclusive <ul><li>Accessible </li></ul><ul><li>Inclusive </li></ul>
  25. 25. What is Access? <ul><li>There are five different types of Access programs should think about… </li></ul><ul><li>Architectural </li></ul><ul><li>Programmatic </li></ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Alternate formats </li></ul>
  26. 26. What is Universal Design? Universal Design is the design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design <ul><ul><li>For example… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Curb cuts: used by people using wheelchairs, but also parents pushing strollers, bicycles, travelers with rolling luggage. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Closed-captioned television: initially developed for people who are deaf or hard of hearing, but found in gyms, sports bars, and for watching T.V. at home. </li></ul></ul>Curriculum Transformation and Disability. Funded by U.S. Department of Education. Project #P333A990015. Copyright 2000.
  27. 27. Accommodations “ Accommodations” are technology, services, and changes in policy, procedures, and the built environment that enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions or to equally participate in events and programs According to the Job Accommodation Network approximately 80% of accommodations cost less than $600 and more than 50% of reported accommodations cost nothing . ( http://askjan.org/media/lowcosthighimpact.html )
  28. 28. Examples of Accommodations <ul><li>“ Because I need some accommodation or help in some areas, doesn’t mean that I don’t have a lot of tools that I can use in general society. I can read and write and think and do physical labor probably as well as the next person given the appropriate tools.” </li></ul><ul><li>-Steve Hoad </li></ul><ul><li>Former AmeriCorps member with Maine Conservation Corps </li></ul>
  29. 29. Examples of Accommodations “ I am considered a low vision person so reading is very difficult for me… I am the grandma that has to be read to. So, they read to me.” -Ruth Koffler Union-Snyder Foster Grandparent Program
  30. 30. Examples of Accommodations “ I only need an interpreter for meetings. I don't need that for work. I just write a note with some members and I taught some members some basic sign language like: &quot;work, break time, what, where, why, toilet, see you later, bye, and hi&quot;. I can read lips a little bit, not long sentences just two or three words.” -Kevin Pachio Hoopa AmeriCorps on Native Lands
  31. 31. Recruitment and Outreach
  32. 32. Recruiting a diverse pool of volunteers <ul><li>Think about what you say in your recruiting materials </li></ul><ul><li>Think about the images you use in your recruiting materials </li></ul><ul><li>Think about what formats you use to recruit </li></ul><ul><li>your volunteers </li></ul>Images Words Formats
  33. 33. What you say ww Words Statement A “ We are an equal opportunity program or organization .” Statement B “ Qualified individuals with disabilities and those from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. We provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals and conduct all activities in fully accessible settings.”
  34. 34. The images you use <ul><li>Include pictures of people with disabilities in your recruitment materials </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Communicate to volunteers with disabilities that they will be valued members of your team </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Communicate to others that your organization values the contribution of all volunteers. </li></ul></ul></ul>Images
  35. 35. The formats you use <ul><li>Ensure that your materials can be accessed by individuals with a varied array of abilities </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic files can be printed larger, emailed to interested students, read by screen reader programs, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Have your videos captioned (or caption them yourself in YouTube!) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.google.com/support/youtube/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=100077 </li></ul>Formats
  36. 36. Polling Question <ul><li>What is one step your program can take to be more inclusive ? </li></ul>
  37. 37. Questions?
  38. 38. Thank You Serve Wyoming!
  39. 39. Evaluations <ul><li>Please take a moment to give us your feedback. </li></ul>
  40. 40. “ Friend” us on Facebook! Follow us on Twitter! Visit our website!
  41. 41. Contact Information: National Service Inclusion Project 888.491.0326 [V/TTY] [email_address] Chad Gobert: [email_address] Erin Gannon: [email_address] Roxy Rocker: [email_address] www.SERVICEandINCLUSION.org

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