Accessibility at Healing Justice Podcast

 
 

The Zapatistas, a revolutionary indigenous movement in Chiapas Mexico, give us the vision of “a world where many worlds fit.”

Our goal is to make our movements and our world places where all people can belong, our full dignity realized and our needs met. Disability justice is an intersectional lens created by disabled people of color that has deeply shaped healing justice work. And as Alice Wong, Sandy Ho, and Mia Mingus teach us: Access is Love.

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From that commitment, we are making consistent efforts to prioritize accessibility in our work and our movements. Here’s what you need to know to navigate our resources, learn more about our internal practices, and let us know how we can better meet your access needs.

 

 

Navigating this space: Our Access Statement

This is what we’re currently doing to increase accessibility. We iterate constantly, so if you encounter an access obstacle in relating to our work, please let us know in the form at the bottom of this page.

  1. Podcast: Our biggest access commitment on a weekly basis is to share full transcripts of each episode. Access transcripts, links to listen, guest information, and additional resources here.

  2. Website: Our website is partially optimized for screen readers and other access needs.

  3. Social media: We use Alt Text, Camel-Case for websites and hashtags, and image descriptions in the captions of our posts, and try to caption videos when possible.

  4. Virtual gatherings: We don’t yet have closed captioning or ASL in place. If you are in Book Club or joining another virtual gathering space with us and have specific access needs, please let us know via the form below and we will do our best to accommodate.

  5. In-person gatherings: We try to ensure all our public events are ADA accessible, low-scent, and have gender neutral bathrooms. We include Access Statements clearly outlining the specifics for each event. If you’re coming to an in-person event and have a specific question, let us know in the form below.

  6. Language: We aim to use inclusive language and are open to feedback if you hear something ableist or exclusive here, as we grow in our awareness. We also aim to use plain and welcoming language that is not overly jargon-y, and to offer practices in guests’ native languages in addition to English when possible & desired.

  7. Iteration: Increasing accessibility with our community is a collective process. Communicate with us via the form below to let us know how we can work together to more fully welcome you here.

  8. Help sustain our access work: Making this project more accessible means paying for transcription software, staff time to respond to requests, hiring closed captioners, and more. If you’d like to support this project growing in accessibility and sustainability, become a sustainer on Patreon.

 
 

Resources on Accessibility

our process & commitments

Disability Justice & Healing Justice

Podcast Accessibility

Social Justice linguistic Style Guides


Accessibility Feedback Form

If this form is not accessible for you, feel free to send us an email directly at healingjusticepodcast@gmail.com

 
 
 

Sign up for our email list to get connected and stay in the loop with the Access Team’s efforts.

 
 
 

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Thank you to our Volunteer Access Team

Our Access Team consists of brilliant volunteers from all over the world. See some of their images and all of their names in our access team learnings article. Special thanks to Access Team Coordinator Erika Wolf.

Thank you to Resist for a grant of $2240 that supported part of this process, and our most reliable and meaningful source of funding, our monthly sustainers on Patreon.