Showing posts with label #DisabilitiesStudies. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #DisabilitiesStudies. Show all posts

Sunday, January 28, 2024

πŸ”‘ IMSPARK: Disability-Inclusive Disaster Preparedness πŸ”‘ (VIDEO)

Welcome to IMSPARK, Imagine Pacific Information Spark! In this episode, we delve into a crucial topic: 

πŸ”‘ Imagining Disabilities Empowered in Disaster Preparedness πŸ”‘

Imagined Endstate

πŸ’‘ Envision a world where individuals with disabilities aren't just included but actively participate in all disaster management phases. They have access to resources, information, and the support needed to navigate emergencies, contributing significantly to community resilience and safety.

πŸ“š Source: 

Arena, K., & Abovyan, K. (2023, May 1), People with Disabilities Take Control in Disaster Preparedness. KBIA.

What’s the Big Deal:

πŸ’₯ Disasters disproportionately impact individuals with disabilities. The World Health Organization highlights their increased vulnerability. Barriers to healthcare, shelter, and communication make inclusive and responsive disaster preparedness plans imperative.

🏠 By ensuring inclusivity, we not only protect their rights and dignity but also leverage their skills and knowledge to enhance disaster response and recovery efficiency and sustainability. Join the conversation using #IMSPARK #DisabilityInclusion #DisasterPreparedness #Resilience. Let's create a future where no one is left behind.

Conclusion:

Thank you for joining us on IMSPARK: Imagining Disabilities Empowered in Disaster Preparedness. Continue supporting our efforts for awareness, inclusivity, resilience, and responsiveness in the Pacific.



Monday, September 18, 2023

πŸ›£️IMSPARK: AV INCLUSION ACCESS INCREASED FOR DISABLED COMMUNITY (VIDEO)♿️

πŸ›£️IMAGINE... AV INCLUSION ACCESS INCREASED FOR DISABLED COMMUNITY♿️
 (VIDEO)



πŸ’‘ Imagined Endstate:

Imagine a future where autonomous vehicles (AVs) revolutionize mobility for the disabled community, fostering unprecedented access and independence for all individuals. 🌐

πŸ”— Link:

https://www.uschamber.com/assets/documents/CTEC_InnovationHighwayReport_July23.pdf

πŸ“š Source:

Innovation Highway. (July 2023). Unlocking the Social and Economic Benefits of Autonomous Vehicles.

πŸ’₯What's the Big Deal:

The integration of autonomous vehicles has the potential to be a game-changer for the disabled community and society at large. By providing enhanced accessibility and independence, AVs can empower individuals with disabilities to participate more actively in various aspects of life. 🌟This transformative shift in mobility can lead to greater employment opportunities, improved access to essential services like healthcare and education, and a more inclusive and equitable society. πŸ‘₯ Furthermore, as AV technology advances, it promises to reduce accidents, decrease emissions, and boost overall safety and efficiency, marking a remarkable leap toward sustainability and inclusivity! 🌍


#DisabilitiesStudies,#Inclusion,#AutonomousVehicles, #AV,#Innovation,

Friday, September 15, 2023

πŸ›£️IMSPARK: AV Creating More Access and Independence for the Disabled Community ♿️

  

πŸ›£️IMAGINE... AV Creating More Access and Independence for the Disabled Community ♿️



πŸ’‘ Imagined Endstate:

Imagine a future where autonomous vehicles (AVs) revolutionize mobility for the disabled community, fostering unprecedented access and independence for all individuals. 🌐

πŸ”— Link:

https://www.uschamber.com/assets/documents/CTEC_InnovationHighwayReport_July23.pdf

πŸ“š Source:

Innovation Highway. (July 2023). Unlocking the Social and Economic Benefits of Autonomous Vehicles.

πŸ’₯What's the Big Deal:

The integration of autonomous vehicles has the potential to be a game-changer for the disabled community and society at large. By providing enhanced accessibility and independence, AVs can empower individuals with disabilities to participate more actively in various aspects of life. 🌟This transformative shift in mobility can lead to greater employment opportunities, improved access to essential services like healthcare and education, and a more inclusive and equitable society. πŸ‘₯ Furthermore, as AV technology advances, it promises to reduce accidents, decrease emissions, and boost overall safety and efficiency, marking a remarkable leap toward sustainability and inclusivity! 🌍


#DisabilitiesStudies,#Inclusion,#AutonomousVehicles, #AV,#Innovation,

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

IMPRES (Imagine Pacific Presentations): United Nations Disability Inclusion Part 3 (VIDEO)

🌐 IMPRES: UNDIS Part 3: 

Applying the UN Disabilities Inclusion Strategy πŸŒ 

(VIDEO)





🌐 Welcome back to Part 3 of IMPRESS (Imagine Pacific Presentations), where we continue our journey through the United Nations Disability Inclusion Strategy. In this episode, we focus on practical applications.
πŸ” Understanding the Framework: We dive into the United Nations Disability Inclusion Strategy Accountability Framework, highlighting the crucial role of digital access within the "inclusion" category.
🌟 Empowering Participation: Explore how digital access empowers individuals with disabilities to actively participate in society. It amplifies their voices, enhances communication, and bridges geographical limitations.
πŸ“Š Data for Impact: Discover how digital technologies enable efficient data collection, analysis, and dissemination. This is crucial for assessing disability, inclusion, and humanitarian contexts accurately.
🌍 Universal Design and Accessibility: Learn how universal design principles, accessibility, and reasonable accommodation are implemented by the UN to create inclusive digital platforms for everyone.
πŸ‘‹ Closing Thoughts: As we wrap up Part 3 of IMPRESS, remember to like, subscribe, and explore more episodes on the Imagine Pacific Pulse (IMPULSE). Thank you for joining us on this journey of inclusiveness and digital access!
πŸš€ Don't forget to scan the QR code on your screen for more content on the Imagine Pacific YouTube Channel.
Thank you for being a part of our inclusive community!


#ImaginePacific,#IMPRES,#Inclusion,#DigitalAccess,#UNDIS, #Accessibility, #ImaginePacificPulse,#DigitalEquity,#DigitalInclusion,#DisabilitiesStudies, 


Wednesday, September 6, 2023

πŸŽ“ IMATRIX:Community ADA Training - September/October πŸŽ“

 

 πŸŽ“ IMATRIX - Community ADA Training - September/October πŸŽ“


Location

AGENCY

TRAINING

DESCRIPTION

DATE

TRAINING LINK:

Webinar

Great Lakes ADA Center for All

Accessible Residential Housing - 09-07-2023

This training focuses on making residential housing more accessible for all, including Pacific communities. Learn about accessibility standards and practices that can benefit the Pacific region.

09-07-2023

Course Link

Webinar

Great Lakes ADA Center for All

What You Should Know About the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

Gain insights into the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act and its implications, which can be relevant in various employment situations, including the Pacific region.

09-19-2023

Course Link

Webinar

Great Lakes ADA Center for All

A Review of Conflicting Court Cases Related to the ADA

Explore court cases related to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and their impact. Understanding ADA-related legal matters can be valuable in the Pacific as well.

09-20-2023

Course Link

Webinar

Great Lakes ADA Center for All

Microsoft Inclusive Design: Cognitive Exclusion

Learn about inclusive design and how to avoid cognitive exclusion in digital products. Inclusive design principles are relevant globally, including in the Pacific.

09-21-2023

Course Link

Webinar

Great Lakes ADA Center for All

Maps for All – Building Accessible Maps

Discover how to create accessible maps, which can be important for navigation and accessibility in Pacific regions.

09-26-2023

Course Link

Webinar

Great Lakes ADA Center for All

Ask ADAl Questions RE: The Interactive Process Employment Accommodations-

Get answers to your questions about the interactive process for employment accommodations under the ADA. Understanding ADA processes can be beneficial in the Pacific.

10-11-2023

https://adata.org/


Saturday, August 26, 2023

🌍 IMSPARK: Ensuring Disaster Resilience for Vulnerable and Marginalized Communities 🌍

 πŸŒ Imagine... Ensuring Disaster Resilience for Vulnerable and Marginalized Communities 🌍


πŸ’‘ Imagined Endstate:

A future where vulnerable and marginalized communities are prepared and capable of ensuring their safety during a disaster.

πŸ“š Source:

Homeland Security News Wire. (19 August 2023). Hurricanes Have Become Deadlier, Especially for Socially Vulnerable.

πŸ”— Link:

https://www.homelandsecuritynewswire.com/dr20230819-hurricanes-have-become-deadlier-especially-for-socially-vulnerable

πŸ’₯ What's the Big Deal:

Envisions a future where disaster resilience is not a privilege but a right for all, especially the vulnerable and marginalized. It recognizes the unique challenges faced by people with impairments, who often find themselves in harm's way due to a lack of accommodations, medicine, and treatment. A future where vulnerable and marginalized communities are equipped to withstand disasters, with a particular focus on addressing the needs of people with impairments, ensuring they have access to accommodation, vital medicines, and treatment. This vision aims to create an inclusive future where everyone, regardless of their abilities, is protected from the threat of disasters.

 #MarginalizedCommunities,#VulnerablePopulations,#DisasterPreparedness,#Inclusion,#IMSPARK,#MauiStrong,#DisabilitiesStudies, 

 

Saturday, August 5, 2023

IMPRES (Imagine Pacific Presentations): United Nations Disability Inclusion Part 2

🌐 IMPRES: UNDIS Part 2: Bridging the Inclusion Gap πŸŒ (VIDEO)


In this episode of Imagine Pacific Presentations (IMPRES), we delve into the critical theme of "Applying the United Nations Disability Inclusion Strategy." focusing on the Inclusion Gap.

🌍 The COFA Nations' Struggle: We shed light on the Compact of Free Association (COFA) nations, exemplifying countries in need of disability inclusion policies. Discover the aftermath of nuclear testing in the Bikini Atoll and the impact it had on the COFA citizens' health and economic disparities.

πŸ’” Addressing Disparities: Learn about the alarming health conditions faced by Micronesians in Hawaii, with high infant mortality and decreased life expectancy. Dive into the prevalence of malnutrition, diabetes, and barriers to equal opportunities, contributing to their marginalization.

πŸ“Š The Digital Equity Declaration: Uncover the sobering statistics of digital access in Hawaii, where a significant portion of households lacks internet subscriptions and computer ownership. We examine the implications of these gaps on various sectors.

πŸ₯ Impact on Health: Understand how digital access affects telemedicine and health services, and its significance in modern medical care.

πŸ’Ό The Changing Workforce: Explore how the digital economy is reshaping the job market and the challenges faced by those without digital access in participating fully.

πŸ“š Education and Training: Witness the transformative role of online education and training, especially during the COVID period, and the consequences of limited digital access on students' academic advancement.

πŸ’³ Commerce, Benefits & Advocacy: Discover how digital identities and access impact banking, benefits entitlement, and engagement with artificial intelligence, affecting trust and inclusion in the digital society.

πŸ™Œ Join us on this journey of understanding and advocating for a more inclusive digital society. 

Don't forget to like, subscribe, and hit the bell icon for updates on IMPRES and other Imagine Pacific episodes. 

Thank you for being part of the Imagine Pacific YouTube community

#ImaginePacific, #UNDIS,#Inclusion,#DigitalAccess,#DisabilitiesStudies,#DigitalDivide, #IMPRES,#HealthEquity,#WealthEquity,


Saturday, July 8, 2023

Introducing IMSPARK (Video)

 πŸŒŸ Introducing the Imagine Pacific Unique Posts 🌟





Introducing the Imagine Pacific Information Post ; call it IMSPARK. With the IMSPARK, we bring you a unique perspective framework designed to spark imagination, promote engagement, and drive positive change in the Pacific region. ✨ Imagined Endstate: Imagine what the ideal outcome would look like, we provide one potential concept here with the Imagined Endstate. πŸ”— Links: The perspective in the IMSPARK is based on real and verified data as provided in the links and sources provided πŸ’₯ What's the Big Deal: Imagine Pacific Spark (IMSPARK) aims to foster critical thinking and verification rather than blind acceptance. Each Imagine Pacific Post provides a link to an article relevant to the topic at hand, allowing readers to explore and verify the information themselves. πŸŒŸπŸ’‘πŸ”
#ImaginePacific #IMSPARK Together, let's ignite the Imagine Pacific Spark (IMSPARK) and create a brighter future for all. πŸŒŸπŸ’™πŸŒ #ImaginePacific #SparkChange Stay tuned for more inspiring Imagine Pacific.🌟✨ #ImaginePacific #IMSPARK #IgniteChange

🦀 IMSPARK: Healthy and Diverse Migratory Species in the Pacific🦀

 πŸ¦€ Imagine... Healthy and Diverse Migratory Species in the Pacific🦀  πŸ’‘ Imagined Endstate:  In the next 3-5 years, the Pacific region will...