Accessibility Statement and Land Acknowledgement/Statement

We want to share this important information with you:

Accessibility Statement

We value accessibility for participants attending the conference. Every conference session and event will be equipped for participants to easily enable live closed captioning on their screens. The closed captioning and chat functions both have the capability to increase the font size, making the text easier to read.  

We are also encouraging presenters to use larger fonts, contrasting colors, and alternative text descriptions if they are using written materials in their presentations.  

Further accommodations may be requested by contacting the NADTA Office or by phone (518) 694-5363. Our Office Administrator will work one on one with individuals to personalize accommodations to meet their needs while maintaining confidentiality.

Land Acknowledgement/Statement

The #NADTA2020 Conference was originally planned to take place with an in-person gathering in San Diego, California, USA, which is the land of the Kumeyaay people. Now that we have transitioned into a virtual format for our gathering, we acknowledge that we now are coming together as we sit on a multitude of different lands and waterways that were originally inhabited and cared for by Indigenous and First Nations people.

We recognize that our being able to gather together virtually today is a privilege that does not come without a history of colonization, and that our individual and collective actions today may promulgate or contribute to these narratives as socio-economic disparities, and individual and collective trauma disproportionately affect Indigenous communities every day.

We invite you to take a moment to acknowledge and honor the Indigenous people who are the original protectors and caretakers of the land you currently inhabit. If you don’t know the history and the Indigenous people of the place you are in, we encourage you to begin your research by visiting Native Land Digital, downloading the Native Land app from the app store, or sending a text message to (907) 312-5085 to receive an automated message with the name of the Indigenous people of that place.

As we move through the conference weekend, take a moment to learn more about the Indigenous people from your area and the legacies of resilience they have created over generations, and look for personal ways that you can support this resilience not only today, but in the future.