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Making Information Accessible

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Meeting Description:

Did you know that nearly 25% of adults in the US, with and without disabilities, have a hard time understanding basic signs and labels? Nearly 30% of all adults in the US have difficulty reading a local newspaper.  Language can be the most welcoming or the most excluding form of communication. When we make information accessible to people with disabilities, we make it accessible to everyone. But it is also the law. The Americans with Disabilities Acts (ADA) addresses effective communication. It states that we need to ensure that communication with people with disabilities is as effective as communication with others.

In this webinar, join speakers from Self Advocates Becoming Empowered to find out more about how to make information accessible to all people.  The speakers will let you know more about resources and tools that may help you adapt written information for all readers, meet requirements for people with auxiliary aids and services, make meetings accessible to all people, and develop and follow a partner skills checklist to support people who have communication challenges.
Details
Date: Tue, Mar 27, 2012
Time: 02:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Jennifer Sladen
 Presenter Information
Self Advocates Becoming Empowered
 
Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE) is a national organization run by and for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. SABE represents over 1,200 local and state self-advocacy groups from across the nation that believe in making self-advocacy available to all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. SABE believes that people should be given the same decisions, choices, rights, and chances to speak up and empower themselves as everyone else.