Our Commitment to Accessibility
She Should Run is committed to providing a Community and resources that are accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of ability.
Recently, a Deaf member of our Community regrettably had an experience that did not meet the standard we strive for. We missed the mark in ensuring this Community member had everything she needed to fully explore the first steps towards political leadership.
As an organization that works to tackle barriers for all women, we are taking immediate action to make the experiences of all individuals, of all abilities, in our Community better, and we are committed to continuing to learn and grow to more fully meet the needs of all members.
Here’s what we’re doing now:
- We have clearly defined and implemented an easy accommodation request process as part of our event registration form that enables all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully with our virtual events. Also, Community members can always reach out directly to our team with questions or requests.
- We have vetted and implemented a new, higher-quality live-captioning service for all virtual events going forward.
- We will continue to share a captioned recording of all virtual events post event.
- We have a demonstrated past commitment to providing ASL interpreters for live events as requested and have processes in place to ensure the consistent provision of these services in the future.
- We are building a bench of volunteer and paid ASL interpreters for requests for our virtual events.
- We are gathering even deeper feedback from Deaf and hearing-impaired individuals within our community to better inform our practices moving forward.
- We are securing external expertise to guide a full assessment of our practices and materials to identify the ways we can enhance our overall accessibility to adhere to many of the standards and guidelines.
She Should Run stands committed to always learning and growing, and we look forward to sharing the ways we will continue to improve. And, as always, we welcome any and all feedback on ways we can do this better to meet the needs of the very women we so need in elected office.
You can learn more about our commitment to accessibility and our continued growth here at SheShouldRun.org/accessibility-events.
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