Session Type(s): Training
Training Tag(s): Basic Online Organizing
Starts: Saturday, Jul. 15 9:00 AM (Central)
Ends: Saturday, Jul. 15 10:00 AM (Central)
Every day, progressive organizations and campaigns craft great content to reach folks in their community and fight for change. But, this content is too often not created with accessibility in mind. In this session, we will approach accessibility in communications through language, color and images. We will look at how all three come together in social media and work together to design a social media tool kit that is accessible to all audiences.
Jessica Olson is a Managing Partner at Erehwon Atlas, a small political start-up that merges our passions for supporting progressive political change with data and analytical tools. For the last six years, we’ve been helping new candidates challenge existing power structures and secure their place on the ballot. Our flagship product, Petition Atlas, allows candidates and organizers to check and organize petition sheets online.
This year, Jessica is a fellow with Disability Lead. As someone who works in politics, Jessica has been interested in how to make politics and volunteering in campaigns more inclusive for disabled folks. This includes coaching campaigns and organizations on how to be more accessible in their social media, volunteer opportunities, and event planning.