Category: Resources

Justice Tech-Coop

Are you passionate about using technology as a force for positive change? At Calling Up Justice, we are committed to empowering marginalized communities through the transformative power of technology. We believe that access to digital tools and knowledge can create opportunities and amplify voices that have historically been unheard. read below to learn how we share power and how you can join us!

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Able Player 4.0

Able Player is a free, open source HTML media player created with accessibility in mind by me, University of Washington technology accessibility specialist Terrill Thompson, and supported in part by AccessComputing. Version 4.0 was released in April and includes three important new features.

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Tactile Tours

Tactile tours are a type of tour designed for individuals with visual impairments or blindness to experience and explore various places, such as museums, landmarks, theaters, or cultural sites. These tours focus on providing tactile and sensory experiences to engage participants and offer them a comprehensive understanding of the location.

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SOCIAL AUDIO DESCRIPTION COLLECTIVE

Calling Up Justice recommends the Social Audio Descriptive Collective for expertise in visual descriptions. Audio description, or more precisely visual description, is a form of narration used to provide information surrounding key visual elements in a media or live work for the benefit of consumers who are accessing by sight. This includes blind and visually impaired participants.

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A Nearly Comprehensive Guide to Accessible Theater

“This document is for theatre practitioners, able-bodied or disabled, who are invested in making their theatre spaces and communities more accessible. If you want to make sure your artistic space is a safe and accessible place for disabled people but you need some guidance or you’re not sure where to start, start with A Nearly Comprehensive Guide to an Accessible Theatre. It includes resources for directors, designers, actors, and leaders in the theatre community, as well as guidance for how to welcome disabled audience members, how to choose material ethically, and how to move forward if you work within a space that does not meet your accessibility needs. In each section, I offer questions to ask of yourself and your fellow artists and practitioners to get the conversation started about accessibility and brainstorm simple solutions to complex problems. Please feel free to reach out to me at [email protected] with questions or suggestions! Content transparency: Please be aware that this document discusses ableism and the COVID-19 pandemic, and makes mentions of gunshots, seizures, acute illness/fever, and insomnia.”

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Quarantine Residency

Quarantine Residency

Calling Up Justice’s Quarantine Residency is inspired by the ideas of Pleasure Activism and The Nap Ministry, and has been a valuable resource for artists during these challenging times. However, the program has had to stop for months at a time due to Covid surges, and is currently accepting participants on a limited basis in 2023. If you’re an artist looking for a safe and supportive place to create, The Quarantine Residency may be the perfect fit for you.

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CRIP DOULA

crip doula: a term created by disability justice organizer Stacey Park Milbern to describe the ways disabled people support/mentor newly disabled people in learning disabled skills (how to live on very low spoons, drive a wheelchair, have sex/redefine sexuality, etc.) A doula supports someone doing the work of childbirth; a crip doula is a dis-abled person supporting another disabled person as they do the work of becoming disabled, or differently disabled, of dreaming a new dis-abled life/world into being.

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Crip Negativity

Calling Up Justice recommends texts for liberation and empowerment. These texts are recommended by Calling Up Justice participants in our online spaces. The following text was recommended during a session of Dis/Rep 2023.

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OFC Discord Guidelines

Calling Up Justice believes that agreements should be specific to the space and co-created with that ensemble. We share different guidelines we use to help you build yours. These are from One Free Community’s Discord. It covers OFA Core Values, Moderation Tools, Quick Bank Issues, Watch List Items, Disagreement/Interpersonal Conflicts, One-Sided Issues, General Moderator Considerations , Dog Whistles & Hate Symbols, Trigger Warnings, and Consent Documents.

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