- The Paper Chase: Managing Your Child’s Documents
- Keeping Good Records Helps Special Education Stay on Track
- Organizing Your Paperwork
- Technical Assistance Guide to Self-Advocacy
Record-keeping is the great unsung heuristic of effective advocates. It is unsung because it seems tedious and time-consuming and seldom drives change by itself.
In the bad old days, record-keeping was incredibly tedious. For example, imagine what it took to transcribe a recording of a meeting before digital frameworks were available to support such tasks.
- Using a live transcribe app on a phone to record a meeting and generate a correctable text.
- Spoken note recording.
- Composite resource documents so that related information can be reviewed in one place or document by a simple email invitation.
- Notification when emails are read and by who.
- Easy encryption.
- Easy sharing of info and events in an advocacy network through apps like Slack.
- Social Media as an adjunct to advocacy work.
It is also far easier to collaborate and organize around advocacy information, initiatives, and events through separate personal, support groups, targets, and public venues.