Today we’re releasing the AdaCamp Toolkit, a series of howto guides to many of the things that were special about AdaCamp, and that we’d love to see spread to other events. And the entire Toolkit is freely usable and modifiable under the Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike licence so that you can improve on it too!
We’re still sad that we won’t be hosting any more AdaCamp events but we’re hoping we can help you fill the gap by adding a little bit — or a lot — of AdaCamp to your event, and to see lots of new events that are everything that AdaCamp tried to be! One of the goals of AdaCamp was to be a conference that spread its best ideas far and wide. We want to see the greatest hits of AdaCamp at as many events as possible.
Here’s some AdaCamp Toolkit ideas for your next event:
- Inclusive catering: serve tasty and nutritious food for everyone.
- Quiet room: a space for introverts, jetlagged people, people who need some quality laptop time, and anyone who needs a bit of alone time.
- Access for as many people as possible: travel grant schemes, demarcated access lanes (thanks WisCon!), and support for d/Deaf people.
Many more guides are included in the AdaCamp Toolkit, from sample website content to a guide to managing challenging topics at a feminist unconference. What special sauce can you mix from the AdaCamp Toolkit for your event?
The AdaCamp Toolkit was edited and primarily written by Deputy Executive Director Mary Gardiner, with assistance from other AdaCamp staff and consultants, including Alex Bayley, Suki McCoy, and Valerie Aurora. We’d also like to thank many members of the advisory board for their help with reviewing the Toolkit over the last two weeks. Especial thanks to Mel Chua, lead author of the guide to support for d/Deaf people. Thanks also to Selena Deckelmann, Alicia Gibb, Amelia Greenhall, Leigh Honeywell, Andrea Horbinski, Sarah Sharp, Sara Smollett, and Andromeda Yelton for reviews and feedback as we worked to make this public.