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Kat Germain

Canada - OntarioCanada - Nova Scotia

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Kat Germain is an Audio Describer and Relaxed Spaces Specialist, providing accessibility, consultation and teaching services in both live and recorded contexts. Her work is grounded in Disability Justice, Anti-Racism, Anti-Oppression, Equity and Feminist Intersectional frameworks. She is an Access Consultant on the board of the Wee Festival Theatre and Culture for Early Years (ON), as well as Zuppa Theatre’s (NS) production of At This Hour. Kat is a member of the Canadian Association of Theatre Research, Audio Description Association (UK), ACTRA, Canadian Council of the Blind, and the Ontario College of Teachers. Kat has described everything from Aerial Circus Arts, to “Cripping the Arts” Conferences, to Deaf poetry, to wheelchair basketball. She has consulted on provincial, national and international levels ensuring accessibility compliance, and sits on the national Described Video Best Practices Committee. Kat is also a teacher and works in intensive support classrooms with kids who are neurodiverse.

Areas of Interest:

  • Performing Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • Community Arts
  • Curatorial Arts
  • Photography / Film
  • Installation / Sculpture

Roles:

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

Expertise:

  • Audio Description
  • Relaxed Performance
  • Consulting

Identifies with:

  • Mad
  • Survivor
  • Feminist