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Accessibility

A foundational belief that drives our planning for the Power Shift 2021 convergence is that mutual aid and community resiliency are key to move past the climate crisis into a fruitful future full of promise for us all. We acknowledge that the environmental and climate movements have been sites specifically built for people with privilege and access. We know that those most immediately threatened by climate crisis and environmental racism and those excluded due to ableism must be at the center of this movement when we win. In order to realize these wins, we are taking steps to ensure that our convergence is accessible. We are continually learning, adapting, and implementing new ways to be inclusive and accessible. If you have any questions, insights, or concerns please let us know by emailing us at theteam@powershift.org. When we’re working together, we do better.

Accessibility at Power Shift 2021 will include:

 

  • American Sign Language (ASL) & Spanish-English interpretation for the Opening & Closing Sessions, Panels, & other full-group programming
  • ASL or CART, and Spanish-English interpretation will be available upon request for Session Blocks and Community Breakouts

 

Please note: for Session Blocks automated captioning will be used unless CART services are requested for the particular session

 

  • Session blocks with ASL/VRI interpretation, CART, & Spanish-English interpretation already requested by session facilitators will be indicated in the schedule and be updated accordingly
  • Once you have registered for the convergence, fill out the PS21 Access Service Request form to request accommodations for sessions. *this form will be emailed to registrants in early January
  • Additional language interpretation can be provided upon request before March 15th
  • Pre-recorded media will be captioned in English when appropriate 
  • The Power Shift 2021 Planning Teams will work with speakers and facilitators and share best practices to create accessible presentations and sessions
  • Programming specifically tailored towards growing a disability justice and language justice framework in our climate justice organizing work