Isla Vista Community Services District (IVCSD) will host an Accessibility is Community Care: Dignity-Infused Community Engagement Workshop, noon-1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14 via Zoom.

Sophia Lee-Park, IVCSD’s community engagement intern and accessibility advocate, has developed a workshop on accessible event planning and defining universal access to community engagement strategies. ASL and Spanish interpretation will be provided.

One of the resources that will be shared is a corresponding resource guide and accessibility checklist. The workshop will conclude with a feedback and Q&A session. Attendees are invited to RSVP here.

The training will cover best practices, mediums and techniques to ensure that a team’s current and future outreach efforts are inclusive and accessible for everyone. The first part of the workshop will provide organizational tips and recommendations to ensure community meetings and events are accessible and optimize participation for in-person or virtual events.

The workshop will let participants reflect, learn and brainstorm strategies about how to make virtual and in-person accessible and worthwhile for everyone.

The second part of the workshop will outline resources, tools, and suggestions for how to maximize the accessibility of your organization’s outreach materials and social media content. The target audience for this workshop is any individual or team that does community engagement-focused outreach or creates programming or marketing materials for event planning.

Community partners are invited to submit current promotional materials for an upcoming event such as flyers or social media posts. Feedback and suggestions will be provided in real-time for the entire group to learn from together.

Direct accomodation requests or questions to Sydney Casler,, 805-770-2752 ext. 1 or