Tech Support
for Social Problems

Do you want to learn how to open up to a wider audience and reach more people?
We will show you simple and efficient ways to to just that!

Finding Useful Questions v1.2

Finding Useful Questions

“Finding Useful Questions” is an annotated list of questions a lot of people would like answers to, but often don‘t get to ask for a variety of reasons. It is supposed to serve as an entry point to facilitate inclusive and accessible interactions, events, and everyday communications.

Learning about the types of information other people find helpful will aid you in uncovering hidden barriers. Keep in mind that depending on the scope of your project only a small part of it might apply to what you do. But one thing is for sure: You will learn something new while working with our materials, and it will help you learn more about your audience!

There are no “one size fits all” solutions to dealing with people's needs, but in this list we tried to provide a range of questions you could use as a starting point to consider your audience and how to make your space as welcoming as possible – to the biggest audience you can reach.

The document “Finding useful Questions” is licensed under a CC-BY Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
If at all possible, please share alike, i.e., also use a Creative Commons (or other open) license for work based on ours.

Talks & Workshops

Here you can find slides, handouts and notes from recent workshops and talks. We will update this section with new resources as the project develops.

Workshop at 36C3 in Leipzig

Accessibility and Inclusion: Hacking Everyday Communication Practices to Change the World.

This workshop is similar to the one we did at CCCamp earlier in 2019. Our aim is to both raise awareness for issues that are often overlooked and to facilitate exchange between those interested in fixing them.

We are providing a short 101-style introduction into the topics of Accessibility, Diversity and Inclusion – and how they are connected. After covering some of the basics, we are collecting thoughts and experiences in a question-based exercise. Afterwards we will be using those questions to facilitate a discussion around specific access needs and how to approach them.

The workshop will be held in English and/or German, depending on the needs of the participants.

Handout 36C3 de/en

Slides from our talk at DIPRC2019

In this talk, our objective is to present a framework for approaching everyday communication and interactions that deals with the complex issues surrounding accessibility. diversity and inclusion.

We will highlight different accessibility problems using cases ranging from corporate communication to academic event management. Using practical examples and theoretical thought, we will show that small changes in everyday communication processes can have a great impact on inclusion. This approach can be applied in private, corporate and academic contexts regardless of scale.

Slides DIPRC2019
Notes DIPRC2019