Amplifying Supportive Services: Prioritizing Language Access and Accessibility 2-Part Webinar Series – December 2022 – January 2023

Amplifying Supportive Services: Prioritizing Language Access and Accessibility                                                                                                      2-Part Webinar Series

Audience: KCSDV Member Program Advocates & Staff Only

Sponsored by:

Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence Logo


This webinar series will address language access and accessibility, which are crucial components for programs seeking to improve the life, safety, and well-being of survivors of sexual and domestic violence. These webinars will help build an agency’s capacity and improve responses to underserved, Deaf and Hard of Hearing (D/d/HoH) communities and individuals who use languages other than English or are limited in English proficiency (LEP).

Part 1 – Developing Meaningful Language Access and Accessibility Plans

Thursday, December 15, 2022
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. CST

Part one of this series will build foundational knowledge about language access and accessibility, the impact on how services are delivered, and the legal requirements for providing language access services. Lastly, during this webinar, participants will be able to practice designing comprehensive language access and accessibility plans.

Objectives: 

  • Summarize definitions and legal requirements to provide meaningful and effective language access services.
  • Develop comprehensive language access and accessibility plans.

To register for Part 1, select HERE.

The Zoom meeting link will be emailed to you after you register.

Registration deadline: Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Part 2 – Incorporating Meaningful Language Access and Accessibility Practices into Outreach and Event Facilitation

Thursday, January 12, 2023
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. CST

Part two of this series will focus on developing practices to enhance outreach efforts and building collaborative spaces which center on communication equity.  We will also discuss scheduling and working with interpreters, preparing and meeting accommodation requests, and applying plain language practices.

Objectives:

  • Identify and implement best practices when working with interpreters.
  • Develop strategies for language access and accommodations.
  • Apply language access and accommodations strategies to provide inclusive, equitable, and welcoming outreach services and event spaces.

To register for Part 2, select HERE.

The Zoom meeting link will be emailed to you after you register.

Registration deadline: Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Presenters:

Aquia Pusch
Rural Outreach Advocacy Coordinator

Jami Clark
Disabilities Project Coordinator


Accessibility:

We are committed to creating environments where we see our own and each other’s full humanity and everyone has the ability to thrive and fulfill their full potential in learning environments. Every effort will be made to ensure equitable access at this event.

For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please select your needs on the online registration form or contact trainingteam@kcsdv.org. Requests should be made at least 14 business days prior to the event.

Questions:

Aquia Pusch
Rural Outreach Advocacy Coordinator
apusch@kcsdv.org or 785-232-9784


Total Training Hours: 3 (each part is 1.5 hours)

This project was supported by Grant No. #2017-WR-AX-0038 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

  • December 14, 2022 - January 12, 2023
    1:00 pm - 2:20 pm