white, queer, disabled, genderqueer feminist.
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i have a service dog and a service dog in training for multiple reasons-not all disabilities are visible. fyi, asking me why i need them is inconsiderate.
i love body hair, bike rides, books, tattoos, tiny houses and zines, but not necessarily in that order.
As excited as I am that Pride Month is here, I wanted to post a friendly reminder that if you are hosting/ planning a special pride event make sure you are considering accessibility for people with disability. It’s a total downer of the Pride spirit to show up to an event for a community you are a part of only to realize it’s inaccessible.
Here are a few things to consider.
- ramps that are easily accessible (not too steep)
- handicap parking/ close parking
- elevators and escalators, few stairs
- sizeable and automatic doorways
- spacious hallways and rooms
- interpreters, subtitles,and captions options
- volume level, crowd size
- lighting (dim/dark, strobes, lots of colors)
- places to sit
- a quiet room or area if people need to get away for a bit.
- allergies, scents/fragrances, specific diets
- bathrooms (single stalled/multi-stall, gender-neutral)
Those are just a few, if you have anything to add to the list feel free!
Also, if you know of a persons specific needs and know that the space or event cannot accommodate them, TELL THEM AHEAD OF TIME. Save them the spoons of having to go through all that, and the exposure to whatever level of ableism is present.