I Went To My First Protest! (Was It Safe And Accessible?) | Rikki Poynter
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A few weeks ago, I went to my very first protests for Lights For Liberty. Being a disabled (deaf, chronically pained and fatigued) woman in a more conservative area, protests are scary for me since you have to worry about accessibility and safety.
Overall, the event went well. I want to talk about what ended up happening in regards to accessibility and safety.
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Rikki Poynter is a 27-year- old deaf vlogger on YouTube. She makes content about deaf awareness, accessibility/closed captioning awareness, mental health, feminism, and more. Since making her first deaf related video on October 1st, 2014, Rikki has been on the Huffington Post, Mic News, Upworthy, ABC News, BBC Newsbeat, BBC Ouch, BBC See Hear, and other news outlets in various countries. Also, she has been working on her new closed captioning campaign, Lights, Camera, Caption!, to try to get more YouTubers to closed caption their videos. After hopefully one day taking over YouTube, she wants to work on the rest of the Internet.
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