Welcome to the Indiana Statewide Independent Living Council!

Indiana Statewide Independent Living Council (INSILC), was established by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. INSILC is a 501c3 non-profit, governor-appointed council, independent and autonomous from the state, federally-required to be led by a majority of individuals with disabilities from all regions of Indiana with different backgrounds and experiences tasked with promoting the philosophy of Independent Living. INSILC believes people with disabilities should have the same civil rights, choices, options, and control over their lives as do people without disabilities.

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INSILC Calendar of Events
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INSILC SPIL Committee Information
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Upcoming INSILC Meetings

INSILC SPIL COMMITTEE

What are the needs and barriers to be addressed in the 2025-2027 SPIL?   The SPIL committee is seeking public input.

Unsure of what the SPIL is or what it says?  Learn more here:

INSILC SPIL Information & Committee

 

UPCOMING SPIL COMMITTEE MEETINGS: 

  • 04/7/2024:  SPIL Document- First Version Release

     

    04/08, 4/11, 4/15, 4/18, 4/22, 4/25:  Re-occurring Workgroup Meetings:

    Goals 1, 2, & 3 Workgroup sessions.

    Set Up/Accessibility Checks: 4:45 p.m. – 5 p.m. EST

    Meeting Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7 p.m. EST

     

    04/09, 4/16, 4/23:  Re-occurring Workgroup Meetings:

    Public Input Outreach Methods Workgroup sessions.

    Set Up/Accessibility Checks: 4:45 p.m. – 5 p.m. EST

    Meeting Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7 p.m. EST

     

ASL Interpretation and CART (Live Captioning) will be present during INSILC Public and Committee meetings.

For disability-related accommodation requests, please contact the INSILC Chair, by e-mail Chair@indianasilc.org.  Accommodation requests can be made at any time, although making a request at least five to seven business days in advance helps to ensure availability of the accommodation.

Please check the meeting schedule for changes. INSILC meetings are  held virtually via the Zoom teleconferencing meeting platform.  In person meetings will be held at locations and spaces accessible for members of the public with disabilities.

INSILC FULL COUNCIL PUBLIC MEETINGS – Virtual

INSILC Public Meeting:  April Council Business Meeting

DATE:  Wednesday, April 10th, 2024

TIME:  1:00-3:00 p.m. Eastern Time

LOCATION: Virtual Meeting – Via Zoom

Platform:  Zoom

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INSILC Public Meeting:  June Council Business Meeting

DATE:  Wednesday, June 20th, 2024

TIME:  1:00-3:00 p.m. Eastern Time

LOCATION: Virtual Meeting – Via Zoom

Platform:  Zoom

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2024 Program Year- INSILC FULL COUNCIL PUBLIC MEETING SCHEDULE:

INSILC ZOOM ACCESSIBILITY GUIDANCE

Due to the pandemic and to limit the risk of exposure to COVID-19 for all our Council Members and members of the public, all INSILC public meetings are being conducted virtually via Zoom. To ensure an accessible meeting experience for members of the public, we will provide a virtual public meeting set-up as accessible as possible for as many people as possible. We are committed to conducting truly meaningful and accessible virtual public meetings and accommodating the needs of our peers. Please know that while we will be working diligently to do so, there may be times where we are limited by the Zoom platform and its capabilities. Therefore, we offer this Zoom Accessibility Guide for members of the public.

PREPARATION FOR ENSURING ACCESSIBLE VIEWING

For an optimal viewing experience, we recommend members of the public using a desktop computer or laptop with a webcam and strong internet connection. Use of a smartphone or iPad/tablet will also work but please know the same Zoom functions that are available on a computer or laptop may not be available on other devices.

IMPORTANT – Please be sure your computer, laptop or device is using the most updated version of Zoom.

To Update Zoom: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362233-Where-Do-I-Download-The-Latest-Version-) – includes information for Mac, Windows, Android, and iOS.

Be sure to restart your desktop computer, laptop or device after downloading/updating Zoom.

MEETING SET-UP & LOGISTICS

Just prior to the start of public meetings, the meeting host will assign Council Members, the INSILC Executive Director, invited meeting guests, and any captioners and interpreters as “panelists.” All other individuals or members of the public will automatically be assigned as meeting “attendees.” Meeting “attendees” or members of the public will only have the ability to view the public meeting, per Indiana Public Access law, with one exception, public comment.

Meeting “attendees” or members of the public will not have the ability to mute/unmute their audio settings or hide/unhide their video settings. These settings for meeting “attendees” or members of the public will be managed by the meeting host for public meetings.

All “panelists” will be displayed in gallery view for the public meeting.

ACCESSIBILITY FEATURES & VIEWING SUPPORT OPTIONS

CAPTIONING

Live captions will be available and provided for public meetings. Meeting “attendees” or members of the public can select show subtitle in the Zoom menu bar under Closed Caption or under more options, depending on their Zoom settings. Live captions are embedded in Zoom. Live captioning for the public meeting will also be streaming and available for meeting “attendees” or members of the public via StreamText. A StreamText URL will be posted in the Chat feature at the start of public meetings. One advantage to utilizing or viewing the meeting captions in StreamText is the individual user has the ability to adjust the settings of the captions and see a full screen of running captions where font size, color and contrast can all be adjusted.

For additional captioning support and tips on accessing closed captions in Zoom: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/115003498783-Viewing-Closed-Captions

ASL INTERPRETERS

Sign Language Interpreters will be available and provided for public meetings. For meeting “attendees” or members of the public who need to follow the sign language interpreters, public meetings will be displayed in gallery view so interpreters will automatically be able to be seen as part of the gallery. For public meetings utilizing two or more interpreters, we recommend not pinning interpreters as they will be switching on and off with each other to interpret throughout the meeting. Pinning a single interpreter will prevent individuals from being able to see the other interpreter once they switch. Note – Meeting “attendees” or members of the public do have the ability to enlarge the window showing the interpreter to their preferred size for easy viewing.

For any individuals who still choose to pin interpreters, additional support and tips on pinning interpreters can be found here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362743-Pin-Video

Q&A

The Q&A feature may not always be enabled during public meetings. Therefore, for meeting “attendees” or members of the public who wish to communicate/share questions when the Q&A is disabled, the Chat feature will be available at specific times during public meetings to do so. See more information about these opportunities in the Chat section of this guide.

CHAT

The Chat feature will be enabled at specific times during public meetings. For meeting “attendees” or members of the public who wish to communicate and share technical issues with the Council, they will have the opportunity to type questions and/or comments in the chat box when the Chat feature is enabled at the very start of public meetings for accessibility-related purposes and for any public comment portion of public meetings. Otherwise, the Chat feature will be disabled during public meetings in order for the Council to conduct and get through its public business, as is federally-required.

ADDITIONAL ITEMS

To ensure accessibility through visibility of the interpreters and personal viewing preferences for meeting “attendees” or members of the public, screen sharing will typically not be utilized during public meetings.

All “panelists” will be asked to state their name prior to speaking during public meetings. Any meeting “attendees” or members of the public who share comments during any public comment portion of a public meeting will be asked to follow the same practice. This greatly enhances the accessibility of the public meetings and assists any captioners, interpreters, and others who require this type of support.

All public meetings will be recorded by the Council. All comments/questions shared in the Chat feature and Q&A feature are also saved/recorded by the Council.

MEETING ACCOMMODATIONS

For INSILC meetings and other INSILC-related event accommodation requests, please contact the INSILC Chair, Abagail Fleenor, at  Chair@INSILC.org. Accommodation requests should be made at least two business days in advance to help to ensure availability of the accommodation.