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Multimedia Advocacy Workshop

Saint John of God Community Services

Friday, November 9, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM (GMT)

Multimedia Advocacy Workshop

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First, register as a group based on your organisation. Then book a Team Ticket - 4 participants this ticket is allocated to a team from a service made up of four participants. Two self-advocates or service users and two instructors or support staff.

Multimedia Advocacy is an effective way of using media to communicate the choices and support needs of
everyone in an accessible format through the use of video, image, sound and picture. The Self - Advocates in the Liffey Services have been using mobile technology to support communication, education and independent living skills for the past four years. Members of the Self Advocate committee do a lot of great work to ensure that everyone has access to the supports they need and their voice is heard. The group started to use technology to support themselves in their roles as advocates and to support their communication needs.

What the Self-advocates have learned over the past four years…
watch the video here:

1. "Not everyone can read, a video is better."
2. "We now make the minutes" Shift in the ownership of information
3. Better access to Information for more people.
4. We are using mainstream apps and devices.
5. "Everyone needs to learn how to use technology". Need to build capacity and skillset of all Stakeholders
6. Co-design is a great advantage
7. "We need Wifi" Need for Infrastructure: Data Plans, Wi-Fi and Devices
8. The lack of and need for impact-driven research 

This day is aimed to support other self-advocacy groups and support staff from other organisations to use multimedia as an advocacy tool. Ideally, four participants from each organisation (two self-advocates and two facilitators/ instructors) will attend. There is only space for five teams to attend this workshop so early booking is advisable. The bulk of the support tools/apps used will be iPad based but you can also do a lot using a Laptop with chrome installed. Please bring a fully charged iPad or a laptop with Google Chrome to the event. 

9.30am Registration 

10:00am Welcome 

10:05 am Introduction User Involvement in Multimedia?    

10:55am  How we share wishes and needs of self-advocates

11:05am Getting online

11:15 am Tea & Coffee Break 

11:30am Using technology to support communication

11.45am Using Media 

12:00am How to use Adobe Spark

12.30pm Lunch 

1:00pm How to use Book creator

1:45 pm How to send email

2:15pm How to share safely

2.40 Questions and Answers

2:50pm Wrap Up Session & Next Steps 



We look forward to working with you on the 9th November 2018

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Conference Centre
Saint John of God Hospitaller Ministries HQ,
16 Stillorgan

Friday, November 9, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM (GMT)

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Saint John of God Community Services

Sjog LogoSaint John of God Community Services Limited operates HSE (Health Service Executive) funded services across intellectual disability, adult mental health and child and adolescent psychiatry. 

As part of Saint John of God Hospitaller Ministries, it supports approximately 6,800 children and adults annually with over 3,000 staff and volunteers, including  members of the Hospitaller Order of Saint John of God.

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