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January 15, 2022

Hosting Accessible Events with Amanda Leduc

Hosted by The Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD)

Learn about some important practices and guidelines to keep in mind when hosting your event, whether it’s in-person or virtual or a mixture of both. From captioning through to giving adequate time for breaks, making your event accessible in a variety of ways is tremendously important–and not as hard as you might think! Join author and disability rights advocate Amanda Leduc in a discussion and review of some of the key accessibility features of both in-person and virtual spaces.

This session will be followed by a Q&A.

Amanda Leduc is the author of the novel THE CENTAUR’S WIFE (Random House Canada, 2021) and the non-fiction book DISFIGURED: ON FAIRY TALES, DISABILITY, AND MAKING SPACE (Coach House Books, 2020), which was shortlisted for the 2020 Governor General’s Award in Nonfiction and longlisted for the 2020 Barbellion Prize. She is also the author of an earlier novel, THE MIRACLES OF ORDINARY MEN (ECW Press, 2013). She has cerebral palsy and lives in Hamilton, Ontario, where she serves as the Communications Coordinator for the Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD), Canada’s first festival for diverse authors and stories.