BDSA Best Practices for Accessible Organizing
This guide is a living document intended to advise planners of Boston DSA projects, meetings, and events of best practices for including comrades with disabilities. It is managed by the Boston DSA Accessibility Committee.
All BDSA meetings and events should follow these best practices. If you attend a meeting or event and face any access issues, please contact the BDSA Accessibility Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to receive training on the topics covered in this guide, have any questions about it, or would have questions about general accessibility practices, please reach out to the BDSA Accessibility Committee co-chairs at email@example.com.
Requesting an accommodation
Accommodations are modifications and adaptations that allow our comrades with disabilities to participate fully in our meetings and work. This may include features like live captions, descriptions of images, accessible venues, and more.
If you would like to request an accommodation for a particular meeting or event, you can email the co-chairs of that group to inquire about accessible meeting features. Contact them prior to the meeting and they will do their best to support you.
If you don’t feel comfortable reaching out to the co-chairs, you don’t know who to contact, or you encounter issues with your request, please reach out to Boston DSA’s Accessibility Committee co-chairs at firstname.lastname@example.org and they will help you.