#CPChatNow Recap- 01-11-2017

Meryl Streep’s Golden Globes speech and accessibility remained among popular topics discussed during #CPChatNow Wednesday, January 18th, 2017. I am co-host Zachary Fenell here with the highlights. Enjoy the following.

Shortly after our usual Wednesday evening greetings, community regular Hamda Jamal turned our attention to Meryl Streep’s Golden Globes speech. Specifically she retweeted a reaction to Streep’s speech.

#CPChatNow participants discuss Meryl Streep's Golden Globes speech.Like the above screenshot shows reactions addressed the stereotype which views a person with a disability as helpless. A topic we talked about in the past both via our weekly Twitter chats and monthly Google Hangouts. Regarding the latter, interim co-host Devin announced our January 2017 Google Hangout date.

Join #CPChatNow for a video chat via Google Hangouts Thursday, January 26th starting at 8pm ET.Meanwhile I sparked much dialogue by asking a question on accessibility.

Community members of #CPChatNow share what accessibility means to them.Blemi acknowledged many physical barriers to accessibility. Others who answered addressed accessibility more generally.

More #CPChatNow participants share their thoughts on what accessibility means/looks like.Personally, the different responses intrigued me. See, the topic lingered within my mind since I began participating in another disability related Twitter chat, #AXSChat.

Co-host Zachary Fenell explains why he asked about accessibility.Since I am still curious and I am the one writing today’s recap, I am making an executive decision. I declare “What does accessibility mean/look like to you?” the week’s extend-the-conversation question.

Leave your reply in the “Comments” section. Please too share across the disability population. Let us compile responses from a diverse group! The value in reaching across different disability communities emerged while I told others more about #AXSChat.

Co-host Zachary Fenell tells #CPChatNow about #AXSChat.Like Shira, I also agreed with Devin‘s comments “the disability community too often goes into our own corners.” I encourage anyone from #CPChatNow to join #AXSChat (if your schedule allows). #AXSChat takes place Tuesdays at 3pm ET. For more information visit their website, axschat.com.

In the meantime make sure you join #CPChatNow tonight at 8pm ET. We will confirm details for our January focus chat. Additionally double check you marked your calendar for #CPChatNow’s January 2017 Google Hangout Thursday, January 26th. Contact Devin or I to inquire about receiving the invite. Finally, remember to answer the week’s extend-the-conversation question.

This week's extend-the-conversation question asks "What does accessibility mean/look like to you?"“What does accessibility mean/look like to you?”

Comment below to answer. Thank you for reading the weekly recap.

Sincerely,

-Zachary

 

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