Now I’ve gone and done it! I’ve been complaining for years that there’s been no one for the members of Starfleet to turn to if they have questions on how to help their disabled members. Well, Region 5 Coordinator, Joe Fuller finally told me to write up a job description, which I did. And today, I got appointed, Regional Disabled Accessibility Officer. Here’s what I sent to Fleet Captain Fuller.
Sorry about the formatting, but it’s set in Microsoft Word. The formatting REALLY sucks, so you need to request a copy from me. For those Chapter Chairpersons that want it, it’s available in Word 2007 format.
Regional Disabled Accessibility Officer
The Disabled Accessibility Officer advises the Chapter Chairpersons or others, on concerns of accessibility of events or sites, so that members that fall under the ADA or State Law can fully utilize the goods and services that Region Five, Starfleet offers.
The ADA refers to the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990.
Site Selection for Events
o Large Print
- Advise Regional Staff on Accessibility on site for:
o Advise Regional Staff on Accessiblity on site for:
Help with members booking sleeping rooms
Blueprints (knowing layouts) to show members accessible/non-accessible features
o Restricted Diet
Advising members/guests of contents so those on restricted diets can be aware of what is in meals
o Accessibility of locations and venues
o Makes arrangements for chapters/shuttles so that businesses have one person/department to go through that understands the ADA/needs of the disabled
-Advise Region webmaster on making the Region 5 webpage accessible to the blind/sight impaired
- Advise on options (like audio or video) that will work for all members
- Speech to text so that those who are deaf can enjoy video clips that are added to webpages
Offering options on getting chapter newsletters in audio format at little or no cost
Offering to advise chapter webmasters on how to make chapter websites accessible to their members