[community] Fw: Looking for people interested in joining a January 19, 2023 workshop related to the accessibility of healthcare for people with low vision, blindness, deafblindness, and other types of vision loss

Victor Ekeghe Mba victorekesnr at gmail.com
Sat Jan 14 02:45:50 UTC 2023


Please I am interested for this opportunity.
Thanks
Victor Eke

On Thu, Jan 12, 2023, 00:37 Foster, Julia <Julia.Foster at kingstonhsc.ca>
wrote:

> Hi Inclusive Community,
> Please share this around with any contacts you think might be interested.
> Please also consider people who might be missing from a conversation like
> this - this could include people who don't even know that accessibility
> includes them, but still would have stories and insights from their
> experiences.
> Thanks,
>
> Julia
>
>
>
>
> Hello,
>
>
> I’m part of a team working to improve healthcare services and the daily
> lives of people with vision loss. We are currently working on a project to
> create learning materials to teach healthcare providers how to make
> services more accessible for people who are blind, deafblind and partially
> sighted (example, someone with vision loss from an eye condition or a brain
> condition like a stroke). We are looking for people with lived experiences
> who are interested in sharing stories and ideas. We will be bringing
> together a small group of people to join an online co-design session to
> help come up with better solutions together.
>
> Co-design session information:
>
>   *   Date/time: January 19, 2023 in the afternoon
>
>   *   Length 2-2.5 hours
>
>   *   Location: online
>
>   *   Screening: there are a limited number of spaces that we can include
> in a group discussion, so we will unfortunately not be able to include
> everyone who emails us if we get a lot of emails. It will not be "first
> come first serve" because we want to make sure we consider all those who
> reach out to us in the next week. For those who are interested, we will ask
> a few brief questions.
>
>   *   Additional details: more details can be found below or attached;
> compensation will be provided
>
> What to email us if you are interested:
>
>   *   Send the email to myself, and my team members Janushan and Cheryl.
> You can use the "reply all" feature in your email, or you can paste a list
> of our email addresses: julia.foster at kingstonhsc.ca<mailto:
> julia.foster at kingstonhsc.ca>, 19jh8 at queensu.ca<mailto:19jh8 at queensu.ca>,
> cheryl.li at ocadu.ca<mailto:cheryl.li at ocadu.ca>
>
>   *   Tell us if you prefer us to email or phone you or connect by a video
> call to discuss the project and ask a few questions - if you prefer phone,
> send your phone number
>
>   *   If you are not available on this date or know online groups do not
> work well for you, please still email us as we may have other opportunities
> in this project or future projects.
>
> Please also share the information with anyone else you think might be
> interested. You may end up receiving this email through multiple sources as
> we will still be sending the information broadly.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Julia
>
>
>
> Julia Foster, MScOT, OT Reg. (Ont.)
>
> Occupational Therapist
>
>
> KHSC Vision Rehabilitation Clinic<
> http://ophthalmology.queensu.ca/faculty/physicians/lvr>, in support of the
> South East Ontario Vision Rehabilitation Service (SOVRS)
>
>
> Department of Ophthalmology
>
> Kingston Health Sciences Centre-Hotel Dieu Site
>
> 166 Brock Street, Kingston, ON K7L 5G2
>
>
> Telephone:  613-544-3400 ext. 2475
>
> Fax: 613-887-2081
>
> Email: Julia.foster at kingstonhsc.ca<mailto:Julia.foster at kingstonhsc.ca>
>
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>
>
> Dear community member,
>
>
>
> The Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC) at the Ontario College of Art
> and Design (OCADU) is looking for participants for an online co-design
> workshop. This is a part of a project to create learning resources for
> students and practitioners in healthcare and occupational therapy on
> creating accessible practices for people with vision loss.
>
>
>
> About the IDRC
>
> The IDRC is an international community of open-source developers,
> researchers, designers, and advocates who ensure that emerging information
> technology is designed inclusively. We do this through collaborations that
> emphasize community participation and input throughout the process, called
> “co-design.”
>
>
>
> About the project
>
> While many people face many challenges finding and accessing healthcare,
> people with vision loss often face additional accessibility barriers. To
> improve healthcare delivery for people with vision loss, students and
> practitioners in healthcare and occupational therapy need to understand
> both accessibility guidelines and the lived experiences of blind,
> deafblind, and partially sighted people. The goal of this project,
> 'Building Capacity in Service Provision for Ontarians with Blindness or Low
> Vision: Increasing Accessibility in Healthcare Delivery for Persons with
> Vision Loss', is to create learning materials that will help students and
> practitioners in healthcare and occupational therapy better understand
> these experiences and incorporate strategies and practices for
> accessibility into their practice.
>
>
>
> Who we’re seeking to participate
>
> We are inviting students and practitioners in healthcare and occupational
> therapy to participate in a co-design session for the project. Participants
> must also be able to participate virtually, using the online video
> conferencing software Zoom. Your contribution will help make sure our
> learning materials are created to be inclusive and accessible to you, and
> work for many different learning styles and needs.
>
>
>
> What participation will include
>
> This co-design session will be held virtually on Zoom for 2-3 hours. In
> the co-design session, you will be asked to share what makes learning
> resources inclusive, accessible, and effective to you. You’ll also be asked
> to provide feedback on any existing material.
>
>
>
> Honorarium
>
> You will be compensated for attending this co-design session with an
> honorarium of $50 per hour.
>
>
>
> Have questions?
>
> If you have any questions or would like more information about this
> project, you can contact Cheryl Li at cheryl.li at ocadu.ca<mailto:
> cheryl.li at ocadu.ca>, or Colin Clark at cclark at ocadu.ca<mailto:
> cclark at ocadu.ca>.
>
>
>
> Please let us know if you are interested in being a part of this co-design
> session.
>
>
>
> Best regards,
>
> Cheryl Li
>
> Senior Inclusive Designer
>
> cheryl.li at ocadu.ca<mailto:cheryl.li at ocadu.ca>
>
> OCAD University
>
> Inclusive Design Research Centre
>
>
>
> Please find attached the Research Ethics Board (REB) at Ontario College of
> Art and Design (OCADU) contact information if you have questions regarding
> your rights as a participant.
>
>
>
> Research Ethics Board (REB)
>
> Email:  research at ocadu.ca<mailto:research at ocadu.ca>
>
> Phone:  416-977-6000 x.447
>
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