Some #accessibility tips for meetup organizers who have no budget, a thread!
First off, tell attendees about accessibility of your venue and event ahead of time, even when it's missing. For example, "Unfortunately, there are two steps at the entrance and no ramp."
Remind speakers to speak slowly and clearly. Remind them to avoid casual ableist slurs. More info here:
@sublimemarch I once tried to give a talk with a wireless mic provided by the venue. What they didn't know was that the dance studio above them had a class running at the same time as their event, with wireless mics that used the same frequency. So instead of my talk, the audience heard the instructor from above. It was a confusing, embarrassing experience. The person after me got a wired mic.
Lesson? If possible, fix technical problems as soon as they become apparent.
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