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| '''Glitter Meetups'''
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* [[Glitter Meetup|What are Glitter Meetups]]
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* [[Community Updates|Notes from Past Glitter Meetups]]
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* [[Calendar of Events|Virtual Events Calendar]]
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* [[IFF Mattermost|Join the IFF Mattermost]]
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Glitter Meetup is the weekly town hall of the Internet Freedom community at the IFF Square on the IFF Mattermost, at 9am EST / 2pm UTC. Do you need an invite? Learn how to get one [[IFF Mattermost|here]].
 
Glitter Meetup is the weekly town hall of the Internet Freedom community at the IFF Square on the IFF Mattermost, at 9am EST / 2pm UTC. Do you need an invite? Learn how to get one [[IFF Mattermost|here]].
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=== Upcoming events ===
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@ March 30 | Q&A with Circumvention Lead at Tor About Snowflake
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https://digitalrights.formstack.com/forms/cks37
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@ March 31 | Latin America Monthly Meetup
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https://internetfreedomfestival.org/wiki/index.php/Latin_American_Monthly_Meetups
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@ April 7 | Africa Meetup
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https://internetfreedomfestival.org/wiki/index.php/Africa_Monthly_Meetups
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@ April 8 | Glitter Meetup: Relaynet, a tool for Internet Blackouts
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https://internetfreedomfestival.org/wiki/index.php/April_8_2021_GM
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@ April 15 | MENA Meetup
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https://internetfreedomfestival.org/wiki/index.php/MENA_Monthly_Meetups
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=== Community Updates ===
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* The Glitter Meetup launches a new section, “The Accessibility Corner” where Karen Reilly, Accessibility Lead of Team CommUNITY will share knowledge regarding Accessibility each week.
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* [https://2020.internethealthreport.org/sounds/ Sounds of Mozilla’s Internet Health Report]
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* Access Now’s Report on [https://www.accessnow.org/cms/assets/uploads/2021/01/Access-Now-MENA-data-protection-report.pdf Data protection issues in the SWANA region, surveillance and Covid-19]
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* Great report by Pollicy on [http://pollicy.org/feministdata/  feminist data in sub-Saharan Africa]
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* Journalists digisec [https://cltc.berkeley.edu/journosec-guides/ guides'] comparative study
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=== Accessibility Corner ===
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Accessibility Tip of the Week:
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* Alt text! It's a way to make your content accessible to people with low or no vision.
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* it's a short description that gets read out by text to voice software
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* It can also be helpful for people using mobile phones
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* Since folks can't see the images, then the alt text is a description of the image
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* It is useful too when you have low connectivity and images won't load
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* Alt text is also important when people post screenshots of text.
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* Regine Gilbert is a professor who teaches accessible design, and her book has a chapter titled something like "If it's annoying, it's probably not accessible"
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* Accessibility testing is best when you involve people who use assistive tech like screen readers, but if you want to try a screen reader, Mac and iOS have VoiceOver built in, the accessibility settings in Android have a screen reader, [https://www.nvaccess.org/download/ NV Access] is open source software for Windows, and there's Orca for Linux.
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* It's a feature on many social networks, like [https://help.twitter.com/en/using-twitter/picture-descriptions Twitter]
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* Here's a resource about alt text: [https://webaim.org/techniques/alttext/ Webaim]
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ermXJBMmtk The Worst Autoloading Sound Ever] - The Media Show
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* Check [https://sozialhelden.github.io/a11yjson/2-who-uses-a11yjson/  JSON] for physical accessibility
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== Notes ==
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* We talked about our needs, and how are we feeling in the community
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* People need Job Fairs, career advice spaces, coaching spaces
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* We see that we work with many hats and it is difficult to focus on one area or set up a strategy to find a job
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* Organizations usually have job offers that would need three different professionals
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* Industry job definitions are so often not the same as NGO job definitions, and so going across that divide is hard.
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* [https://www.ridefreefearlessmoney.com/ Financial advice] for short-term contractors
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* [https://www.askamanager.org/topics Ask a Manager’s blog] for resume/cover letter advice

Latest revision as of 17:16, 25 March 2021

Glitter Meetups

Glitter Meetup is the weekly town hall of the Internet Freedom community at the IFF Square on the IFF Mattermost, at 9am EST / 2pm UTC. Do you need an invite? Learn how to get one here.

Upcoming events

@ March 30 | Q&A with Circumvention Lead at Tor About Snowflake https://digitalrights.formstack.com/forms/cks37

@ March 31 | Latin America Monthly Meetup https://internetfreedomfestival.org/wiki/index.php/Latin_American_Monthly_Meetups

@ April 7 | Africa Meetup https://internetfreedomfestival.org/wiki/index.php/Africa_Monthly_Meetups

@ April 8 | Glitter Meetup: Relaynet, a tool for Internet Blackouts https://internetfreedomfestival.org/wiki/index.php/April_8_2021_GM

@ April 15 | MENA Meetup https://internetfreedomfestival.org/wiki/index.php/MENA_Monthly_Meetups

Community Updates

Accessibility Corner

Accessibility Tip of the Week:

  • Alt text! It's a way to make your content accessible to people with low or no vision.
  • it's a short description that gets read out by text to voice software
  • It can also be helpful for people using mobile phones
  • Since folks can't see the images, then the alt text is a description of the image
  • It is useful too when you have low connectivity and images won't load
  • Alt text is also important when people post screenshots of text.
  • Regine Gilbert is a professor who teaches accessible design, and her book has a chapter titled something like "If it's annoying, it's probably not accessible"
  • Accessibility testing is best when you involve people who use assistive tech like screen readers, but if you want to try a screen reader, Mac and iOS have VoiceOver built in, the accessibility settings in Android have a screen reader, NV Access is open source software for Windows, and there's Orca for Linux.
  • It's a feature on many social networks, like Twitter
  • Here's a resource about alt text: Webaim
  • The Worst Autoloading Sound Ever - The Media Show
  • Check JSON for physical accessibility

Notes

  • We talked about our needs, and how are we feeling in the community
  • People need Job Fairs, career advice spaces, coaching spaces
  • We see that we work with many hats and it is difficult to focus on one area or set up a strategy to find a job
  • Organizations usually have job offers that would need three different professionals
  • Industry job definitions are so often not the same as NGO job definitions, and so going across that divide is hard.
  • Financial advice for short-term contractors
  • Ask a Manager’s blog for resume/cover letter advice