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Accessing the Arts

Accessing the Arts is a research and development initiative that aims to amplify Deaf and disability culture online to make discoverable for the public, a truly inclusive arts culture.

We are working with communities and arts organizations across Canada, co-creating and designing solutions in the sector that remove barriers in the arts and creates more opportunities for people with disabilities to connect to and access the arts in a digital world.

Our goals are:

  • To build opportunities for communities to co-create and design innovative solutions that make Canada’s arts and culture sector more accessible.
  • To deliver daily and accurate updates to underserved communities across Canada about accessible events and opportunities in their region.
  • To make Deaf and disability culture visible and discoverable and broaden awareness of new accessibility policies and practices.
  • To connect artists and arts leaders to the resources, knowledge, and opportunities they need most to create and innovate.

Contributing partners:

Tangled Art + Disability, Live Describe, Deaf Spectrum, Inside Out Theatre, VocalEye, Inclusive Design Research Centre (OCAD U), Accessibility Cloud, British Council, Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Bodies in Translation: Activist Arts, Technology and Access to Life and Re•Vision: The Centre for Art and Social Justice.