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 (breastfeeding moms, tired or stressed out speakers ect), anybody needing a little rest would be real cool I think. Also we were given advice at the beginning of the convention that we should not force people to present themselves in a group and accept the idea of touching people can be felt as being intrusive for some. Kind regards, Natacha / Nattes à chat > Le 15 oct. 2018 à 15:38, Michelle Boon <b...@wikimedia.nl> a écrit : > > 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 > <https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimedia-l/2018-August/090914.html> > on sensory overload <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sensory_overload> at > Wikimedia events. We would like to learn how we can adapt our events to > support people who experience sensory overload during events. With this we > hope to create a safe and pleasant environment for all. > > In order to learn, we want to hear from you. We therefore made a page > <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Nederland/Organising_events:_avoiding_sensory_overload>with > more information about this initiative. On the talkpage > <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Wikimedia_Nederland/Organising_events:_avoiding_sensory_overload>there > is room for sharing ideas and experiences, and discussing potential > solutions. > > Kind Regards, > > Michelle Boon > Event Organiser & Community Support > Wikimedia Nederland > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l > New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>