Workshop – Access 101 with Amy Amantea

Date posted: March 15, 2022

Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 10 am

Access 101 is a 90-minute introductory presentation on the lived experience of disability. It is aimed at folks who want to learn about language best practices, interaction tips, and knowledge about different mobility devices and service animals. It is aimed at reducing the anxiety that folks feel about saying and doing the “wrong thing” in an inclusive environment and will provide some way in which we can interact with each other with dignity and autonomy for everyone.   

This presentation was created by Amy Amantea in consultation with other folks from the disability community and will be presented on Zoom.

Amy Amantea (she/her) identifies as a white settler on the stolen lands of the Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil-waututh first Nations. Living with blindness and dyslexia, Amy’s ultimate goal has been to increase the representation of disability within the Canadian theatre/arts landscape. Amy is an artist and Accessibility Consultant and has spent the last 15 years working with theatre companies, arts organizations and individual artists on increasing access in the arts for patrons, artists and employees. The approach has been to utilize service providers (like VocalEye), explore creative access, review the systems in place that raise barriers in all facets of the arts and seek ways of reducing these barriers to create more accessible and inclusive spaces.   

This presentation is supported by Network for Arts & Culture Accessibility Initiatives (NACAI) and Belfry Theatre

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