Accessible Group Builders

Scheduled at 2:15pm in Governors Square 15 on Wednesday, November 17.

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Speaker(s)

  • Emily Andrade, Alternative Media Production Center Aministrative Assistant , California State University, Los Angeles
  • Cindy Flores, Alternative Media Production Center Assistant, California State University, Los Angeles
  • Jose Amenero, Assistive Technology and Alternative Media Coordinator, California State University, Los Angeles
  • Leslie Guzman, Alternative Media Production Center Assistant, California State University, Los Angeles
  • Eva Paz, Alternative Media Production Center Assistant, California State University, Los Angeles

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 2-hr
  • Format: Lab
  • Expertise Level: All Levels
  • Type of session: General Conference

Summary

Play and participate in inclusive and accessible games, group builders, and activities while learning how to modify and customize them to include everyone. Understand accessibility barriers and how you can advocate for everyone. Learn different methods to identify and address accessibility issues through a few fun team-building exercises.

Abstract

Accessible team builders are a great way to foster inclusivity, unity, and trust among group members. Unfortunately, not all group builders are created with accessibility in mind. Often, facilitators have the misconception that if something is online it is already accessible without considering possible modifications, like enabling captions or adding alternative text, to make their team builders accessible to all. This session will explore various modifications that can be employed when preparing, facilitating, or participating in team builders over Zoom. Learn different methods to identify and address accessibility issues through a few fun team-building exercises.

Keypoints

  1. Learn the consequences of inaccessible team builders through examples.
  2. Understand why it is important that every audience member can participate.
  3. Consider customizing activities to fit your audience when preparing/facilitating team builders and games.

Disability Areas

All Areas

Topic Areas

Accessible Course Design, Assistive Technology, Captioning/Transcription, Faculty Development & Support, Teaching about Accessibility in Curriculum, Uncategorized

Speaker Bio(s)

Emily Andrade

Emily Andrade is the Administrative Assistant for the Alternative Media Production Center at Cal State LA. Prior to joining Cal State LA, she conducted research on race, gender, sexuality, and intersectionality. Currently, she is interested in disability services and accessibility advocacy.

Cindy Flores

Cindy Flores has been working with the Office for Students with Disabilities at California State University, Los Angeles since November 2019. Her work there has provided a basis for understanding accessibility in digital media which she has also applied to her work as a filmmaker.

Jose Amenero

Jose Amenero has been working as the Assistive Technology and Alternative Media Coordinator for the Office for Students with Disabilities at Cal State LA since 2016. Prior to that, he worked for the Educational Opportunity Program for 10 years providing academic support in mathematics.

Leslie Guzman

Leslie Guzman has been working as a lab assistant and text transcriber for the Office for Students with Disabilities at California State University, Los Angeles since 2019. Prior to that, she was a Los Angeles Trade Tech intern, working on an application with Professor Oliva. Soon, she will receive her bachelor's degree in Psychology. She is interested in continuing to provide support to individuals with a disability.

Eva Paz

Eva Paz has been working with the Office of Students with Disabilities at California State University of Los Angeles since 2017. She will soon be working with students with visual impairments from K-12 and is interested in making group builder activities more inclusive for all populations.