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Connor Yuzwenko-Martin

Canada - Alberta

he/him

Image 1: Portrait of Connor Yuzwenko-Martin

Image 2: Portrait of Connor Yuzwenko-Martin

Image 3: Portrait of Connor Yuzwenko-Martin

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Connor has nurtured a lifelong passion for theatre and accessibility, which led him to Public Relations as a channel to elevate his advocacy for the Deaf community and other marginalized groups. He currently works part time for Deaf Spectrum, one of Canada’s most rapidly growing Deaf businesses based in Ontario. Many theatres, arts organizations, and governmental organizations such as the City of Edmonton have worked with Connor to provide accessible information in vlogs, advise on improving processes, and to represent the Deaf perspective in various discussions and processes. Many organizations are rapidly shifting toward an “universal-information” model of promotion, dissemination, and engagement. This means including at least two modes of communication in all materials: text with ASL translation, or an audio video with captioning. Connor is very passionate about providing the services to make this mainstream. As a white cis man, he recognizes the importance of holding space for diverse views and bodies in such a visual medium, and actively partners with others in the Deaf community to make this possible.

Areas of Interest:

  • Performing Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • Community Arts

Roles:

  • Practicing artist or maker
  • Trained professional service provider or consultant
  • Community member

Expertise:

  • ASL Interpretation
  • Captioning
  • Relaxed Performance
  • Consulting

Identifies with:

  • Disabled
  • d/Deaf
  • LGBTQ2SIA+
  • Queer