Pilar & Hector
James’ PhD work
Assistive technology is a human right
We need a system that allows people to participate holistically
People with a wider range of needs and preferences
Needing to “qualify” to get government subsidy keeps the price high for AT
Unlocking potential - give everyone the opportunity to work, to acquire skills
Dana and Alan have been focusing on Oak report
Next steps to disbursing resources to the partners?
Will this go directly to bookkeeper or does Liam need to plan to put time to it?
ok - I've just reviewed the msg and that is all clear to me - next step (for round 1) is for Silvia to send an invoice and the transfer details to us
then for the second round distribution will be based on OCAD's approval of deliverables
another question I have - based on the report that you are currently compiling, are there ways that we could structure our work to make reporting easier for the next round?
(this is largely the same as what we are currently discussing)
Money will be sent directly to James
It took about a week from the time the contract was signed to getting money to TIG
James’ signed contract was sent on Tuesday
If no update by end of this week, let us know
Can we have a workshop on financial reporting on complying with OCAD/IDRC requirements
Sending money to UWEZO - need them to comply?
We’ll ask Iris if she can provide some guidelines
Reporting and Framing of work
Thinking through the “lens” of learning difference
Testimonials from youth directly are great
More qualitative in this way - rather than quantitative metrics
Jutta’s paper about learning difference in the classroom
Stories about mismatch between student’s needs and the education system (understanding why) - and how we can re-engage them through inclusive design
Need to understand why, so you know what not to do in social justice movements
Does “young person” refer to a specific age range or group?
In Alan’s experience with library science, 15-29 was a commonly-accepted range, but we may not want to lay out a specific definition
For groups like UWEZO who self-describe as youth-led, that may be enough
What about those youth with learning differences who are not a part of those organizations?
For those at the margins, the youth transition will tend to be long, they may not fit strict age ranges
Alan will ask Jutta if there is a definition that we can use for the contexts that the partners are working in, for those projects’ purposes
Or if the Oak Foundation has any specific definition
For the report, whatever artifacts the partners can send to us (video, pictures, audio, presentation slides, etc.) would be very helpful, even if it isn’t fully-polished work.
Perhaps we could have a shared folder where everyone can deposit the materials they have to share. Alan will look into this
Pilar and Hector
Meeting with Alex from Platohedro
Currently have a pilot’s strike so had to change meeting plans, Juliana was hoping to go there
Will try to meet in December
What technologies are young people using now? How can they be improved?
Consider disaster preparedness and emergency response systems
For those who are normally vulnerable, they are even more vulnerable in the case of a disaster
The traditional methods of communication and connection are not available
How do emergency response systems decide whom to help first, from an inclusive perspective?
How do you reach groups like youth who are marginalized?
A dynamic environment
There is no “natural” disaster - a hazard becomes a disaster when people’s resilience is very low
Maps and social cartography in Colombia