Virtual Care Kit
Virtual Care Kit
Frequently Asked Questions
Our attitude towards access is grounded in the disability cultural values of interdependence, creativity, realism and access as a practice of love. While we strive for all of the tools included in the Virtual Care Kit to be accessible to everyone, we also know that access work is never done, especially when considering conflicting access needs and expanding access beyond traditional bodymind access (ie language translations, cost associated with tool, cultural contexts).
All too often access labor falls on the backs of disabled organizers or organizations, many of whom are already completing access labor for themselves and/or are underfunded and understaffed. We anticipate that many, if not most, of the tools featured in the Virtual Care Kit will need access labor to make them accessible to our community. We would like to take this opportunity to practice collective access as community care.
What this means in practice:
- Tools will be tagged according to what access measures they have, so they can be searched by access measure.
- Community members are invited to participate in creating collective access by visiting our “access labor depot” where tools are categorized by what access labor is needed. Resources are available for learning new access skills. Anyone can contribute their labor.
- Once a tool has a new access measure, the DCC will reach out to the creator of the tool with the new access measure and ask them to incorporate it into future sharing of the tool.
- We recognize that these access skills might be new and plan to offer Skill Sessions on various accessibility skills in Spring 2021.
- Tools posted to the virtual toolkit will have at a minimum:
- Image Descriptions- a brief written description of the visual information in a still image
- Video Descriptions- a brief written description of the visual information in a video (ie the appearance of presenters, set and setting)