What do you need to participate fully?
- Introduce ourselves (name & organization) before speaking
- Ask questions! (e.g., on terminology)
- Treat each other with respect, especially in conflict/disagreement
- Have open-mindedness to different perspectives
- Speak directly into your microphone
- Be Present:
- Have your phone on silent
- Close additional computer windows (ie. email, social media)
- Focus on your breath
- Feel confident to share what you bring
- Remember that we are here to share and learn
- Encourage a diversity of voices and opinions
- Hold the vision!
- Build trust to enable sharing of different views
- Have fun!
Accessibility Tips & Etiquette
In order to be as inclusive as possible, please keep the following guidelines in mind:
- When convening in a small group for the first time, please share a round of names and pronouns
- Please describe any visual content
- When generating written content be sure to read it out
- When in doubt, use people-first language (ie. “person with a disability” vs. “disabled person”), unless your personal preference is identity-first language
- Feel free to ask for clarification in French during small group work
We will ask that attendees consider some basic Zoom etiquette over the three days:
- If you do not have Zoom on your device, download the best version for your device through the Zoom Download Centre
- Those who have Zoom should check their Zoom is updated through the Zoom website
- Remain muted when you are not speaking
- When you are unmuted and speaking:
- Avoid interrupting others
- Be cautious of any distracting background noise
- Focus on the session you are attending, avoid distractions including email
- Do your best to be in an environment with limited distractions in the background
- When you join the Zoom meeting, please update your name to this format: Leah Brochu (NNELS) (she/her). Screen readers can access and read these lists, so having a uniform list of participants will be helpful.
We will ask that attendees consider some basic Slack etiquette:
- When replying to someone, use the thread function to avoid making the channel overwhelming to read. This will also help with reducing the notifications that individuals receive.
- When possible, aim to send longer messages instead of multiple short ones.
- Please be judicious in your use of emojis. Stringing together a series of emojis can be frustrating for people who rely on screen readers to announce this data.
- Try to stick to the topic being discussed in named channels. If you aren’t sure where something should go, likely the #general channel is best.