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February 25, 2021

MEETS #5 - Access and the Arts: Visual Stories 101 with Salima Punjani

Hosted by ELAN Quebec (English Language Arts Network)

Calling artists, arts organizers, and event planners: join us for the 5th edition of MEETS (Monthly ELAN Evolving Themed Sessions), in which ELAN member and Access Activator Salima Punjani will lead us through visual storytelling as accessible creative practice!

Visual stories are image described photographs that support people in finding their way towards, into, and around a physical space. Visual stories could include information about ramps, parking, stairs, lighting, bathrooms (including whether there are gender-neutral ones), and generally what to expect from the space and performance/gathering that will take place in it.

Participants will create visual stories of their homes as a participatory way to learn about and engage with the concept. Prior to the workshop, Salima will send online background material to introduce participants to disability justice, disability arts, and relaxed performance.

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