Chutes and Ladders Games
Adapting Board Games Video Series
The images and photos of disabled and marginalized groups used in this video series are included with the utmost respect for the individuals and communities represented. I, Gabriella Volpe, recognize the importance of accurately portraying the experiences of neurodivergent and disabled learners while also acknowledging the inherent power dynamics that exist when representing individuals who are already marginalized.
I have taken care to present the students in this series in a respectful, dignified way and representative of their experiences. I have also ensured that stereotypes or harmful assumptions are not perpetuated through their portrayal.
While the adults in their lives provided these images with consent, I recognize the children might not fully understand the extent of their images online. For this reason, I was careful not to exploit children’s images and video clips. I incorporated visuals of hands and board game parts as much as possible. However, I also wanted to ensure the representation of individuals not commonly seen in educational contexts.
It is important to note that the experiences of individuals with disabilities and those from marginalized communities are diverse and complex and may not be fully represented in these images and photos. I encourage viewers to seek out a range of perspectives and to engage in critical thinking when consuming media that portray marginalized groups.
I am committed to upholding ethical standards in representing disabled and marginalized communities within my DEI journey.
I welcome feedback and dialogue from my audience on correcting my errors and improving my approach. Please contact me here if you notice something that needs to be brought to my attention.
Photos and videos used in this series were free to use without attribution and sourced from Pexels and Pixabay. Some photos and videos are the property of Gabriella Volpe.