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'''Accessibility''' is a Noisebridge value: We ensure the space, resources and events are as accessible as possible and we work towards continually improving access.
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'''Accessibility''' is a Noisebridge value: We ensure the space, resources and events are as accessible as possible.
* In general please ask anyone to get your access needs met, or you can write to secretary@noisebridge.net in advance!
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* Noisebridge is currently online only while the space is physically [[status|closed]] and not accessible to anyone but [[move|movers]].
* Noisebridge is conducting some [[meetings]] and [[events]] online as well as in person so people can participate remotely.  
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* Noisebridge is conducting [[meetings]] and [[events]] online and will continue to conduct events with online access to facilitate remote participation.
* The new location has ground floor doors. The first floor is wheelchair accessible, with a wheelchair accessible bathroom. The bathroom has grab bars and is big enough for a powerchair or scooter.
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* The new location will have ground floor doors and is half on the ground floor. Elevator access to the second floor is being developed.
* For equipment that's upstairs, ask someone to bring it down; for example, specialty sewing machines, music and electronics equipment, library books.
 
* We also plan to keep at least one manual wheelchair upstairs for people with limited mobility who can make it up the stairs and back, but who would find the distances to use the upstairs difficult.
 
* The space can be quite noisy. For Deaf, deaf, and hard of hearing folks please work with others to establish good communication practices. For events you can request a transcriber - informally, this can be done on Slack or Discord
 
* For blind and vision impaired folks, we don't yet have a great map of the space or any sort of braille but that's something possible for future improvements.  
 
* Noisebridge can be a cluttered, extremely stimulating, chaotic environment. If you crave order and quiet spaces, you may need to help us work towards making that happen! Right now it isn't orderly, quiet, or predictable.
 
* Scents in the space - This is currently unpredictable. We can ask people to keep events scent free or low scent. But there are also active open hacking projects that may give off strong odors. On the bright side, we have GREAT ventilation and an outdoor hacking area on the front porch.  
 
 
 
  
 
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Info below is deprecated - may not be active ---
 
 
 
'''ACCESSIBILITY GUILD''' maintains the accessibility of Noisebridge.
 
'''ACCESSIBILITY GUILD''' maintains the accessibility of Noisebridge.
* '''MAINTAINERS:''' , [[User:lxpk]], [[User:Rikke]], [[User:pyconaut]]  
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* '''MAINTAINERS:''' [[User:Zach]], [[User:lxpk]], [[User:Rikke]]
* '''MEETINGS:''' [http://noisebridge.net/accessibility noisebridge.net/accessibility] meetings Fridays 6PM on Noisebridge [[Discord]] ([https://discord.gg/nnXxGPs Invite]). [[Accessibility/notes]] live on [https://pad.riseup.net/p/nbaccessibility pad.riseup.net/p/nbaccessibility].
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* '''CHANNELS:''' [https://discuss.noisebridge.info/t/drafting-a-noisebridge-accessibility-policy/1891 Noisebridge Accessibility Policy drafting thread]
* '''CHANNELS:''' [https://discuss.noisebridge.info/c/guilds/ADA ADA Discuss Channel]
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* '''INQUIRIES:''' Note that NB is a '''constantly changing space''' and these notes will not always be up-to-date.  For the most recent accessibility info, contact the [https://www.noisebridge.net/mailman/listinfo/noisebridge-discuss NB-Discuss list], [https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Slack Noisebridge on Slack], or come to our weekly [https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Meetings Tuesday Meetings].
* '''CURRENT PROJECTS:''' [https://discuss.noisebridge.info/t/drafting-a-noisebridge-accessibility-policy/1891 Noisebridge Accessibility Policy drafting], [https://discuss.noisebridge.info/t/planning-accessibility-buildout/1997 Planning Accessibility Buildout]
 
* '''INQUIRIES:''' Note that NB is a '''constantly changing space''' and these notes will not always be up-to-date.  For the most recent accessibility info, check the Discuss channel, [https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Slack Noisebridge on Slack], or come to our weekly [https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Meetings Tuesday Meetings].
 
 
* '''HELP WANTED:''' IF YOU WANT TO HELP KEEP NB ACCESSIBLE, please consider joining the convo [https://discuss.noisebridge.info/t/sign-up-to-help-out-with-the-elevator/689/4 here]
 
* '''HELP WANTED:''' IF YOU WANT TO HELP KEEP NB ACCESSIBLE, please consider joining the convo [https://discuss.noisebridge.info/t/sign-up-to-help-out-with-the-elevator/689/4 here]
 
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* '''Tactile Accessibility:''' We don't yet have any braille technology expertise but we can look into braille tech to help those who want to use it.
 
* '''Tactile Accessibility:''' We don't yet have any braille technology expertise but we can look into braille tech to help those who want to use it.
 
* '''Audio Accessibility:''' Hearing aids could be stocked.
 
* '''Audio Accessibility:''' Hearing aids could be stocked.
* '''[[Privacy]]:''' [[Streaming]] signage will alert people to live streams. Cameras and microphones will be announced and marked with signage to allow anyone who does not consent to being recorded.
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* '''[[Privacy]]:''' [[Broadcasting]] signage will alert people to live streams. Cameras and microphones will be announced and marked with signage to allow anyone who does not consent to being recorded.
 
 
= Accessibility Policy Drafting Process =
 
We are drafting accessibility statements and policies. These are work-in-progress and will be updated every meeting till completed.
 
 
 
== Accessibility Statement Drafts ==
 
 
 
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== Accessibility Policy Drafts ==
 
 
 
Accessibility Policy:
 
 
 
Noisebridge is dedicated to providing an accessible and boundary-free experience, regardless of any physical or mental constraints. We consider accessibility and ADA-compliance for people at our events and space to be of the utmost importance in encouraging education, creativity and equal access for all.
 
 
 
The standard of Excellence for accessibility is to prioritize the access and participation of disabled community members. Noisebridge shall be as open and accessible as possible.
 
 
 
 
 
In addition, we ask users of Noisebridge to keep in mind the relative social significance of privacy activism in the United States today. The nature of privacy may limit specific access on a case-by-case basis, but never for the sake of simple inconvenience or as an excuse to limit accessibility for those who are otherwise unable to participate at Noisebridge.
 
 
 
Different users of Noisebridge have different levels of access to the space and events. We acknowledge that both ableism and disability awareness is not enough to provide and maintain accessibility at Noisebridge.
 
 
 
When you are running an event or presentation at Noisebridge, provide reasonable notice and warning to allow others the opportunity to participate if they wish. With this — as anything else — each person has a responsibility to be considerate of the accessibility levels of others. Participation, projects, and events should strive to exist in a culture of equal access.
 
  
 
=[[2169]] Location Accessibility=
 
=[[2169]] Location Accessibility=
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Noisebridge's main entrance gate has a buzzer doorbell button.  It is usually the middle button under the intercom box.  There is also key card access via RFID if you are a member or supporter.  The buzzer notifies someone upstairs who will see you via a video camera and "buzz you in" during regular hours (usually 9am-11pm).
 
Noisebridge's main entrance gate has a buzzer doorbell button.  It is usually the middle button under the intercom box.  There is also key card access via RFID if you are a member or supporter.  The buzzer notifies someone upstairs who will see you via a video camera and "buzz you in" during regular hours (usually 9am-11pm).
  
The front door buzzer is sometimes blocked by the supermarket's fruit stands (note, I have not seen this in the last couple years - 09/17/17), but they have been asked to stop doing this, and can be told to immediately remove the obstruction if you feel inclined to do so (on behalf of the tenants of 2169 Mission.  There are many computerized workarounds to activate the electric door latch.  See [[Getting Here]] and [http://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Moving/2169_Mission/Access_Control#How_Do_I_Get_Into_2169_Mission.3F Access Control] for more info.
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The front door buzzer is sometimes blocked by the supermarket's fruit stands (note, I have not seen this in the last couple years -Zach 09/17/17), but they have been asked to stop doing this, and can be told to immediately remove the obstruction if you feel inclined to do so (on behalf of the tenants of 2169 Mission.  There are many computerized workarounds to activate the electric door latch.  See [[Getting Here]] and [http://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Moving/2169_Mission/Access_Control#How_Do_I_Get_Into_2169_Mission.3F Access Control] for more info.
  
 
Once the door latch is "buzzed" either by the button inside Noisebridge or by someone clicking the web-link to do so, the door must be pushed inward by hand or by power-chair, and it will automatically close and latch when released (note, it slams somewhat loudly).  This door is quite heavy and many people may understandably need assistance pushing it in.  A post to NB-Discuss or Slack is a good idea if you need assistance with the door, or you can ask for assistance from the many people coming and going from the space at all hours.  Hopefully we will eventually get a full intercom system going to help with this.
 
Once the door latch is "buzzed" either by the button inside Noisebridge or by someone clicking the web-link to do so, the door must be pushed inward by hand or by power-chair, and it will automatically close and latch when released (note, it slams somewhat loudly).  This door is quite heavy and many people may understandably need assistance pushing it in.  A post to NB-Discuss or Slack is a good idea if you need assistance with the door, or you can ask for assistance from the many people coming and going from the space at all hours.  Hopefully we will eventually get a full intercom system going to help with this.
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If you want to be helpful in general, keeping floors clear and furniture widely spaced so that there are wide paths in the space is very useful for people using wheelchairs, canes, or crutches.   
 
If you want to be helpful in general, keeping floors clear and furniture widely spaced so that there are wide paths in the space is very useful for people using wheelchairs, canes, or crutches.   
  
People are generally helpful and will not "challenge" your accessibility needs.  If you feel someone is being unexcellent, please let people know via NB-Discuss of Slack.
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People are generally helpful and will not "challenge" your accessibility needs.  If you feel someone is being unexcellent, please let people know via NB-Discuss of Slack.  You can also contact Zach at RevoltRightNow (('at')) g'mail  (weird formatting used to prevent spam bots).
  
 
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