Accessibility as a Foundational Tool for Social Storytelling

Accessibility as a Foundational Tool for Social Storytelling

Session Type(s): Training

Training Tag(s): Communications

Starts: Friday, Jul. 12 1:30 PM (Eastern)

Ends: Friday, Jul. 12 2:30 PM (Eastern)

Accessible media improves the experience for your existing audience and invites and engages folks with disabilities with your content. People with disabilities are frequently overlooked as activists, storytellers and political actors. Accessibility in digital spaces often costs nothing, can be implemented into your existing workflow, and allows your message to be shared with a largely untapped group. Putting accessibility first challenges you to be specific in your storytelling and to utilize your creativity to push beyond what you think is possible. Join members of the Rooted in Rights team to learn several digital storytelling strategies for video and social media that will make your content accessible.

This is an introductory-level training.


Allexa Laycock

Allexa Laycock is a video producer and editor with Rooted in Rights. She is passionate about art as advocacy and decriminalizing mental illness. She has worked on a variety of projects for Rooted in Rights including a piece on the aging prison population, a project on the American with Disabilities Act for the city of Seattle, and a poetry video about mental illness. She also works with Rooted in Rights’ Storytellers program providing training and guidance for individuals with disabilities to share their own stories.

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Anna Zivarts

Anna Zivarts joins the Rooted in Rights team from Time of Day Media, a digital media firm she co-founded in 2010. At Time of Day, Anna produced digital video for the Innocence Project and Fight for 15, and lead searches for the ACLU in Kansas and Wisconsin to find citizens disenfranchised by voter ID laws.

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