In this time of virtual engagement, it is more important than ever to ensure our services, programs, and celebrations are inclusive of individuals of diverse abilities. We have compiled a list of resources below to assist you in planning and implementing inclusive virtual offerings. Check back often – we will be updating resources as they become available. If you have additional resources to share, please email us at email@example.com.
Please also check our community calendar, where we will share inclusive virtual services, workshops and more! To submit an event for this calendar, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resources for the High Holidays:
- From RespectAbility, “Opening Your Virtual Gates: Making Online High Holiday Celebrations Accessible to All,” a comprehensive toolkit for hosting accessible and inclusive virtual services
- From Inclusion Innovations, a High Holiday Guide to Inclusive Congregations
- From The Big Hack, an article on the best video conferencing apps for accessibility
- From the Deaf/Hard of Hearing Technology Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center, Accessibility Tips for a Better Zoom/Virtual Meeting Experience
- From Gateways, a list of free resources, including crafts, games, and an extensive list of social stories
- From Matan, printable resources for kids, including visual schedules, games and songs
- Support articles for utilizing closed captioning in Zoom and PowerPoint
- JAA’s Virtual Learning & Engagement Support Fund, which can assist in providing devices that help individuals with diverse abilities engage in virtual programming
- Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta’s directory of local High Holiday services