Starting in 2020, because of restrictions on in-person gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic, many services and opportunities in communities shifted to online formats. While many in the disability community celebrated digital adoption for creating accessible opportunities for many folks that could only access online services, we know that many in-person services and programs became inaccessible for those who do not have access to technology and online tools.
These resources explore a community-centred approach to increasing digital access in your community and can inspire us to ensure our move to digital research and knowledge transfer/translation and exchange is as equitable and inclusive as possible.
Teaching Community Technology Handbook
created by the Detroit Community Technology Project.
An excellent resource for knowledge transfer/translation and exchange projects interested in adopting or integrating digital methods into their work. This handbook teaches strategies that make learning technology in communities accessible and relevant. It includes information about community technology and access justice, popular education and facilitation, as well as worksheets and activities for exploring your own approach.
Video: Climate Relations: Indigeneity in Activism, Art and Digital Media
created for The Feminist Art Project at CAA 2021.
A 90-minute video panel including Indigenous scholars and activists who work at the intersection of activism, art and digital media. The session includes Maria Hupfield (Anishinaabek, Wasauksing First Nation), Jennifer Wemigwans (Anishinaabek, Wikwemikong Unceded Territory) and Regan De Loggans (Mississippi Choctaw/Ki’Che Maya) to discuss their projects in the context of Indigenous climate relations that work towards improving the quality of Indigenous lives.
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This post was prepared for PAN’s Research and Evaluation Treehouse by:
Diandra Oliver, Making it Work Research Coordinator, [email protected]