Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Avoiding sensory overload at Wikimedia Events

2018-10-25 Thread Philippe Beaudette
When I was at the WMF, one of the things that I most appreciated about Gayle, our CTCO at the time, was that she always made sure there were spaces where I, or other deep introverts, could go to reset. What I liked about it was that she always had them adjacent to the main activities - for

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Avoiding sensory overload at Wikimedia Events

2018-10-25 Thread Natacha Rault via Wikimedia-l
Hi Michelle, during the francophone wikiconvention we had a special calm room for people who need to retire a moment from the crowd because of special needs they could have. We were asked also not to come nearby with perfumes and other sensory distractions. A calm room for other people

[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Avoiding sensory overload at Wikimedia Events

2018-10-25 Thread Michelle Boon
Dear all, Like many other affiliates, Wikimedia Nederland hosts several events per year. We do our best to make these events an inclusive and pleasant environment for all participants. Last summer, there was a mail thread on Wikimedia-l