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Join Us for a Workshop on Doing Advocacy through Social Media! (June 23, 2015)

Social media is a powerful tool – It provides individuals just like you with a platform to share your views and your voice with millions of readers instantaneously. Suddenly, we are all connected with just the click of a button. The possibilities for advocacy and public education efforts are endless! But how can we use social media platforms responsibly, appropriately, and independently? How can we use social media to educate through positive and important dialogue?

The Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians (AEBC) is spearheading a national awareness campaign leading up to Canada Day called 'I Am Your Customer' that will highlight the need for accessibility solutions for blind, deaf-blind and partially sighted so that we may participate fully as informed customers in the marketplace throughout Canada. With the tagline 'One Voice. More Choice’, the AEBC campaign is already taking off on social media. Read the full press release about the campaign at:

http://www.blindcanadians.ca/news/press/2015-06-01-consumer-movement-blind-targets-canadian-government-and-regulated-organization

Let your voice be heard on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Take the AEBC pledge! But what does this all mean? If you are a user of Jaws but aren’t sure how to use social media or where to begin, then this is the workshop for you! Join us for a jam-packed, exciting workshop that will cover the following topics:

  • What is social media?
  • How to post a Facebook status and hashtag for the pledge!
  • The AEBC Facebook Page
  • Twitter basics: tweeting and hashtagging! *Note that a workshop devoted specifically to Twitter will be held on a separate date

Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions, and notes on topics covered will be posted in advance on the AEBC website!

Date: Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015
Time: 8 PM Eastern (the workshop will run for one hour)

To register, simply email secretary@blindcanadians.ca to let us know that you’re planning to attend, and the call-in phone number and instructions will be sent to you.

With the right tools and training we are changing the story, one mind, one story, one voice, one device at a time.

One voice, more choice!

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