Why is Accessibility Important?
Disability is a unique identity category because, at one point or another, most people will have at least one disability. Despite this, our society still has many barriers to participation for folks with disabilities and accessibility is often an afterthought. At SE Uplift, we believe accessibility is an integral part of the efforts our community should make toward inclusion. Planning for accessibility makes it possible for the largest number of folks to participate (for example, accessibility measures such as hybrid meetings often benefit older folks, people with children, and adults who work full time). It also helps to shift the ways we think about disability. If you are new to learning about accessibility planning, we recommend reading “Where to Begin: Creating Access for All” from the Office of Community and Civic Life.
SE Uplift Neighborhood Coalition values meaningful access to all programs, services, and activities. If needing accommodations for an event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (503) 232-0010 at least 48 hours prior to attending the event to let us know your access needs. You can contact us at any time to request any of our materials in alternative formats/for other access needs not related to events. SE Uplift is on the 14, 15, 66, and 75 bus lines. Our space has parking on site and an accessible entrance on one floor.
- 5 Tips for Accessible Virtual/Hybrid Events
- Accessibility Tips resource page from the Office of Community and Civic Life
- Responding to an Accommodation Request
- Hiring an Interpreter
- Creating Hearing Inclusive Public Events
- #AccessThat – Creating Accessible Digital Content
- Celebrate Access Checklist
- Local Disability Organizations and Resources
- Disability Justice Resources from Project LETS (for more advanced learning)