World Down Syndrome Awareness Day 2022#InclusionMeans
What does inclusion mean to you and your child?
The theme for this year’s World Down Syndrome Awareness is #InclusionMeans. We are inviting you to let us know what inclusion means to you and your child.
You can either send us a short video, no longer than 10 secs, via email or We Transfer or a photo with a sign saying #InclusionMeans. Here are a couple of examples
We will then put together a video for release on Monday 21st March 2022. Deadline Monday 7th March 2022.
To send us your contribution:
- Find a safe place to record/photo your message
- Feel free to wear your ‘Lots of Socks’ to commemorate World Down Syndrome Awareness Day
- If you are sending us a recording email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or upload your video by using WeTransfer
- Email to email@example.com
- Add your email address.
- In the Message enter “Hello, this is our video for WDSAD2022: From your Name”
- You may need to verify your transfer; WeTransfer will email you a code.
- The videos may take a while to upload.
- If you are sending us a photo, please send to firstname.lastname@example.org
- We will do our very best to include all the messages we receive
- By sending us your video/photo you agree to the images being shared via our website and social media channels and in the public domain. Video and Photography Consent policy
Instructions for Filming at Home:
You can film however you want to; it can be on your phone, iPad or computer and either in portrait or landscape mode.
Positioning – Set the camera a good distance away so you create enough space to capture your whole image. If space is an issue, don’t worry, prioritise capturing the top half – faces over feet if you like.
Lighting – Home lighting can be tricky so don’t worry too much about it, the key is being able to see everyone’s faces. The number one rule is not to have the main light source behind you. Don’t place yourself and your family with a window or a lamp behind you because you will just be a shadow on the screen. Some light should fall on your face – so you could position the family facing the window or a lamp or with it to the side of you. Lights overhead should be ok as long as they are not too bright. The ideal set up is a light source directed at you from around the same position as the camera.
If you are not sure, then film yourself in position for a few seconds and watch it back. Check if you are happy with the image before sending it off to us.