[Linux-aus] Disability Liaison Officer for LCA 2014 and other LA-assisted events

Daniel Jitnah djitnah at greenwareit.com.au
Tue Oct 22 17:38:25 EST 2013

Uni of WA would already have a Disability Support Service.  Approaching
them might be a good thing.  They would be best placed to advise on
venue specific issues in regard to LCA2014.

Also approaching specialist disability support groups such as Vision
Australia, Deaf Australia, Physical Disability Australia etc should also
be useful.     This works 2 ways!  1.  LA/LCA organisers gets advice and
assistance they need. 2.  These organisations gets more familiar with
Linux and the Linux/Foss Community.  When LUV participated in the
organisation of  disability events in Melbourne, in providing speakers
and being involved on the organising Committee, it was obvious that the
interest (and respect) that the Disability support group showed in Linux
was much improved as a result.



On 22/10/13 15:33, Bianca Gibson wrote:
> On 22 October 2013 10:12, Ian <ilox11 at gmail.com
> <mailto:ilox11 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     An LA sub-committee of people with disability support/awareness
>     experience could be an invaluable assist to an Organising
>     Committee, LCA, PyCon or otherwise.
> Specific people with expertise would be very helpful.
> For example many don't realise wheel chair accessible is more than
> ramps and elevators.
> When I was briefly in a wheel chair I had problems with inadequate
> turning room, fast closing elevator doors, elevator door sensors too
> high and narrow doorways that required the perfect angle and dragging
> myself by the door frame to get through.
> I would not be surprised if there was more to other types of
> accessibility than meets the untrained eye.
> Cheers,
> Bianca
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