To post comments and discussions on the community, you first need to sign up. Your profile is anonymous – you will only be identified by your username. It takes just a few short steps, as explained below.
Click on the Registerfield on the right hand-side of the page.
Choose your desired username. Your username lets you keep anonymity when asking personal questions.
Choose your preferred password and retype it in the “confirm password” field. Make sure to use a strong password (optimally with 6+ characters containing a capital letter and a number). Make sure that only you know your password.
Agree to the Terms and Conditions and to the Community Guidelines by ticking the checkbox. To read through those, click on the respective link.
Pass the reCAPTCHA I am not a robot field.
Click on the “Sign up” button. You are ready to browse through the community!
Now that you are onboard, it is time to make yourself visible to the community. To customise:
Click on your profile icon on the right hand-side and select Edit Profile from the dropdown.
Upload a picture or an avatar that represents you (does not have to be a real picture of you). Once you do, you earn your first photogenic badge! :)
Update your personal information to make it easier for others to connect according to interests. (e.g. In Areas of Interests you can choose to reveal your disability (or not), and show your personal interests and hobbies).
Interested to start a conversation yourself? In the Health and Living themes you can ask questions which other members can answer. In the Community section you can start discussions, ask questions and initiate polls. Here’s how to start a discussion f.ex. in the Coffee Lounge space:
Click on the Community field (below) to open all the thematic categories.
2. In the Community heading and click on the Coffee Lounge category.
3. Start your first discussion by clicking on the drop down next to Ask a question and select New Discussion button.
4. Add a discussion title (f.ex. “Virtual coffee...”) and write body text (f.ex. what you are searching for).
5. Select where the post should be announced (posted) by clicking on the option: “don’t announce” / “in the category” / “in the category and recent discussions”
6. Post your discussion by clicking on the blue button Post discussion.
Once you have posed a question, community members will start answering. Every time someone replies, you will get a notification on your profile (below).
Review the answers. If the post answers your question, please note that by clicking Yes to the Did this answer the question? In that manner you show appreciation to the members who answered to you, and make it easier for others with the same question to navigate the forum.
7. Add a comment or reaction to a discussion
To add a comment or a reaction just enter the desired category and click on the discussion you are interested in. Just below the body of the discussion you can find the available reactions: e.g. like or LOL (amusement).
Underneath the discussion you can write a comment and tag a user by using the @... function. By tagging them they will get notified.
8. Find the right spot to post your question: Community Blueprint
If you wonder where is the right space to post your question, here is the overview of the categories on the forum and their descriptions. Once you find the space for your theme, scroll through the previous discussions to see if your question was already asked. If so and the answer was helpful, don't forget to add a like to thank the author. If not, just ask the community to share by posing a new question in the right thematic category.
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Assistive Technology & Therapy
Discuss your experiences with assistive technology, therapy and general health
Pre-school l Primary, Secondary, Tertiary, Further education
Job & Profession
Employment l Self-employment l Home Office & Online jobs
Law, Finance & Social
Legal topics l Social welfare l Financial planning l Pensions
Travel & Mobility
Accessible travel l Technology devices & assistants
Relationships & Sexuality
Partnership with disability l Sexuality l Friendships
Home & Living
Accessible homes l Smart home l Institutional housing
Sports & Leisure
Accessible Sports l Culture l Media
Inclusion & Current Affairs
Campaigns & programs l Politics, activism & representation
Family & Children
Families with disability
Welcome & Introductions
Introduce yourself or welcome the new members who just recently joined
Latest updates, news, services and community developments
Meet peers and chat about anything with other community members
Search & Offer
Looking for or offering an item or service? Visit here
How can we make your community experience better? Questions and feedback
Members posting ideas on how to improve and work around everyday situations, challenges, and problems
Local Communities Exchange
Subcommunities with local language exchange or local context exchange
If a question is not posed in the right category, the Community Managers will move the question to the right space to keep the overview in the forum.
You can edit or remove your comment or discussion within 4h of posting. To do so, click on the three dots on the right hand side next to your post and select edit or delete.
10. Reporting of abuse or spam and consequences
Should a community member’s behaviour not align with the Community Guidelines, the Community Manager will take action. Sometimes that just means giving someone a warning; other times it means revoking certain privileges or accounts entirely.
If you encounter a behaviour in violation with the Community Guidelines, we encourage all community members to report the behaviour with the “Flag” symbol directly on the post (as a spam, abuse, report), or directly email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Community Guideline Flag”. Let’s safeguard our community space together.
Spam reaction allows to report any spam that gets posted so that it can be removed as quickly as possible
Community Manager gets notified after 5+ people have flagged a post as spam
Abuse reaction marks posts that are abusive or violate the Terms and Conditions or Community Guidelines
Community Manager gets notified after 5+ people have flagged a post as abuse
Report allows a direct link to the Community Manager and text explanation why a post is not appropriate or dangerous
Community Managers received a direct notification with a link to the discussion or thread and the member’s explanation
11. Personal Messages
On EnableMe you have the option to send personal messages with other community members. To do so:
Click on the message button in the top ribbon, on the right.
To start a new private message, click on the symbol.
3. Start by typing the username of the wished contact. Name suggestions will autofill. If you wish to send the message to multiple users, just add the further user names in the box one after the other.
4. Add on your text and click on post. Your message has been sent!
Make sure to stick to the Community Guidelines and keep the private messages private: do not share private messages and excerpts of those publicly without the consent of your communication partner.
12. How to delete my profile
We are sorry to hear that you consider leaving the EnableMe community.
If you are unsure whether leaving the community is the right move, we recommend reaching out to your Community Manager or email@example.com.
If you wish to delete your profile, you can do so. Your profile will be deleted, and your posted content on the community (discussions, comments) will stay under a blank user name.
Should you wish to delete all your previously posted content, you can do so by contacting the Administrators at firstname.lastname@example.org.