Deaf and Disability Arts Practices in Canada

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Deaf and Disability Arts Practices in Canada

Conference on Thursday, October 3, 2019, 5:30 p.m.
D-R 200, Pavillon Athanase-David of the Université du Québec à Montréal (1430, St. Denis Street)

*A transcription of the conference is available in accessible PDF format

     

Who are the Deaf and/or disabled artists in Canada? How Deaf and disability arts practices are recognized, supported and distributed in the general arts sector? What actions can arts and culture spheres undertake in order to foster cultural accessibility? These are some questions guiding the research "Deaf and Disability Arts Practices in Canada", commissioned by the Canada Council for the Arts and led by Véro Leduc and a team composed of Deaf, disabled, and allied researchers and artists. Based on the analysis of interviews with 85 participants, the workshop will offer a better understanding of Deaf and Disability Arts Practices in Canada as well as an overview of best practices of cultural accessibility.

This presentation is part of Interrogating Access, a series of talks and workshops on accessibility in art and media production.

 

 

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Véro Leduc

Véro Leduc is an artist and engaged scholar as well as a professor in Communication Studies at Université du Québec à Montréal. First Deaf university professor in Quebec, she teaches in the program of cultural action, which trains professionals capable of designing cultural actions and promoting democratization of culture as well as cultural democracy. Associate researcher at Ageing+Communication+Technologies (ACT), Testimonial Cultures, Groupe de recherche sur la médiation culturelle, Participatory Media Cluster and Critical Disability Studies Working Group, her projects and practices are anchored in research-creation as well as critical, feminist, queer, intersectional, crip and Deaf perspectives. Working in collaboration with various community organizations and cultural institutions, her current research focuses on Deaf and Disability Arts Practices in Canada, Deaf music, and cultural accessibility.