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Social Media Networks: Enhancing Community Engagement Amongst People with Disabilities

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

6 AM Mountain TIme
The webinar will be repeated on 10/21/13 at 9 PM Mountain Time

The most commonly used social media platforms and the most appropriate sites for users will be identified and discussed. Specifics about what to expect from social media for people who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) will be explored, as well as the growing use of social media on mobile devices. Concerns about identity theft and personal information safety/protection will be addressed. Other discussion topics will include details on blogging/storytelling - to blog, or not to blog? - along with some important “do's and don'ts” for social media. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.
Lisa Lehmann has been active in both self-advocacy and systemic advocacy in her native Australia for more than 15 years. Born with juvenile arthritis, Lisa became non-verbal at the age of 13 from the result of a stroke. Today she is a self-described social justice change agent, with a focus on ensuring that everyone’s “voice” is heard and valued. Lisa is a proficient user of social media and has experienced firsthand how effective it can be in connecting and engaging, by creating a “level playing field”.
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