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Accessibility and accommodation in events (and media), and a lot of ramblings related to that

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EGU’s PICO (flash-talk) illustration. See the lower screen on the right-hand side? It is allocated for wheel-chair users. EGU also provides a quiet/ prayer room, which I also appreciate. Please no alcohol-only poster session, then I will give five stars. Credit: Stephanie McClellan/EGU)

As a person with an overall privileged condition: healthy body, no allergy (anymore), have my own saving so I can pay something upfront first then being reimbursed, as well having a  laidback and nrima (Javanese, lit: accepting, which sometime’s not a good characteristic to have) personality, although I tried to give my suggestion in accessibility and accommodation whenever I can, especially in regards to other people or participants in an event I’m an organiser of, I’ve never really given a thought about this enough about when I’m the one being accommodated for.

After meeting a lot more people in a wider spectrum and having more knowledge and discussions about accessibility and being asked on what kind of accessibility access and accommodation I or people like “me” actually want, I did some hard contemplation and some more reading (read: tabs in high tens). I will give some of my thought and experiences below.

(Making a note for a friend who’s in charge of accessibility and accommodations, hence a few of my notes for her sprinkled around)

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Asean Korea: Unique Traditions of Indonesia before The Start of Ramadhan

 

In a few days, fasting month will start for Moslem all around the world. As a country with the highest number of Moslem in the world, Indonesia also quite eager in embracing the holy month for the devotees.

There are a few of unique traditions done by Indonesian Moslem for welcoming Ramadhan. In this article, we will discuss some of them.

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The Ups and Downs of Being A Javanese Baby

The Javanese is the biggest ethnic groups in Indonesia. From the name, we can guess that the Javanese live in Java Island of Indonesia. The culture of the Javanese is a mix between Muslim, Hindu, and syncretic culture. There are many rituals in the life of Javanese people. After being born, even before one can talk, a Javanese baby will have a few ceremonies waiting ahead of him. In this article, we will discuss some of the ceremonies.

Ky’s Exchange: Seoul Central Mosque

 

What  : Seoul Central Mosque

Where:  Itaewon

When  : 14 January 2012

Who     : One Indonesian friend and yours truly

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