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Music Therapy Reminder - - Gmail

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 20:08:05 PDT

Music Therapy Reminder - - Gmail

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Sun, 16 Jul 2017 15:09:34 PDT

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It’s time to tear down the “welfare wall” for persons with disabilities | Toronto Star

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 16:08:17 PDT

It’s time to tear down the “welfare wall” for persons with disabilities | Toronto Star: But persons with disabilities also face barriers from an income security system that, ironically, was intended to provide assistance.

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Sat, 13 Jun 2015 15:42:40 PDT

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▶ Disability Sensitivity Training Video 1 - YouTube

Sat, 11 Oct 2014 12:02:28 PDT

▶ Disability Sensitivity Training Video 1 - YouTube

A very informative and also funny video --

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Cabinet of Curiosities: how Disability was kept in a box — University of Leicester

Mon, 06 Oct 2014 19:46:38 PDT

Cabinet of Curiosities: how Disability was kept in a box — University of Leicester

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Critically acclaimed actor and performance artist Mat Fraser was
commissioned by the Research Centre for Museums and Galleries at the
University of Leicester to create a new artistic work, shaped out of a
collaborative engagement with museum collections, research and expertise
in medical history, museums and disability. This was a key part of the Stories of a Different Kind project (July 2012 - Feb 2014). CABINET OF CURIOSITIES - how Disability was kept in a box reassessed the ways in which disability and disabled people are portrayed in museums. (image)

OPEN STREETS TORONTO 2014 [Bloor + Yonge ST.] #openstreetsto

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:55:47 PDT

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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:04:59 PDT

My friend Michael does Crawl Ins, this one on Parliament Hill Saturday aug 23 2014. Have several upcoming. Including one at the Legislature. We are Hoping you might be interested in these actions and help me spread the word.. He was helped out of wheelchair and i crawled to the Parliament of Canada's Front door. Which as you see are inaccessible. I think this is very innovative and creative way of spreading the message.
 Could you help spread word of his work Please?

 He  is hopefully coming to Toronto [Queens Park] soon.

tweet me @arc23

Michael S Hampson 

Michael S Hampson

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Why we need more disabled characters on screen | Q with Jian Ghomeshi | CBC Radio

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:13:04 PDT

Why we need more disabled characters on screen | Q with Jian Ghomeshi | CBC Radio: Disabled characters played by disabled actors

Not all disabled characters are played by able-bodied actors. RJ Mitte (Walter "Flynn" White Jr.) in Breaking Bad, Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister) in Game of Thrones and Gabrielle Marion-Rivard in Gabrielle all embody their character's physical and mental disabilities.

Watch the three aforementioned actors at work in the windows embedded below and tell us: do you agree with Shinn that casting able-bodied actors in disabled roles undercuts the power of the work? Would you like to see more disabled actors in film and on television?

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Where Have All the Wheelchairs Gone? :: Texas Tech Today

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:01:01 PDT

Where Have All the Wheelchairs Gone? :: Texas Tech Today: The number of commercials featuring people with disabilities increased throughout the years but still does not represent the disabled population, according to research done in Texas Tech University’s College of Media & Communication.

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Ontario Should Consult People With Disabilities Before Making Laws to Protect Them | Andrew Morrison-Gurza

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:46:34 PDT

Ontario Should Consult People With Disabilities Before Making Laws to Protect Them | Andrew Morrison-Gurza: In 2005, the Province of Ontario enacted the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. The goal of this act was to make Ontario fully accessible and inclusive to Persons with Disabilities (PwD) by 2025. This is an important piece of legislation, insofar as it recognizes PwD are an integral part to our social fabric in Ontario. Moreover, the AODA recognizes that more must be done, which is invariably a great start.

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Disability Is Not Just a Metaphor - Christopher Shinn - The Atlantic

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 19:45:29 PDT

Disability Is Not Just a Metaphor - Christopher Shinn - The Atlantic: What do all these characters have in common? They are played by actors who are not disabled in real life.

It’s not hard to understand why: Financial realities necessitate stars in leading roles, and there aren't many disabled actors who are big box-office draws. But even allowing that fact, something strange is going on. The entertainment world keeps producing stories about disabled people, yet almost never casts disabled performers at all—whether in major or minor roles, playing disabled or able-bodied characters. Counterexamples, like RJ Mitte in Breaking Bad or Jamie Brewer in the first and third seasons of American Horror Story, are rare

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Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:04:38 PDT

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The parking lots were occupied by the wheelchairs with the signs "I'll be quick", "Oops!" and " Nobody is using it".

Sat, 19 Jul 2014 10:57:18 PDT



Twenty parking spaces in this parking lot were occupied with empty wheelchairs. They had signs like "I'll be quick", "Oops!", " Nobody is using it" and "I'm waiting for somebody".


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Adam Cohoon - Fine Art

Sun, 13 Jul 2014 17:47:48 PDT

Adam Cohoon - Fine Art

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Adam Cohoon - Fine Art

Sun, 13 Jul 2014 17:42:59 PDT

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The Accessible Rat Race

Wed, 11 Jun 2014 17:07:04 PDT

#moreaccessible The Accessible Rat Race In my last few years of high school in a small town, I kept trying to enrol in art courses, but I was told by my guidance teacher that I couldn't do it because if I wasn't holding the art tools myself I wasn't really doing the work and that he'd give me an exclusion on art credits. This was to become very important to me later on. So when I moved to Toronto, I enrolled in college but I only lasted through that first year because I couldn't decide what I wanted to do next, so I decided to take a break to figure out what I wanted to do. Little did I know that if you take a break as an individual with a disability, you lose the little bit of momentum you have to get back in the rat race. The one thing I realized is there aren't many entry level jobs that you can get as a physically disabled person who can use only one hand and cannot lift much, that are the kind of jobs that would provide enough stimulation to encourage me to get back in the race. And there really wasn't any college/career courses that really excited me to want to dive back into the academic world, because at the time, I hated essay writing. There is less incentive for me to have wanted to go back to school because I was starting to see my peers with disabilities graduating with degrees and still not being able to get a job. Some have found paid work, some have gone back to school, and some, like me, are keeping themselves busy volunteering. I, as with many of my friends, have tried career placement programs with varying success. When I went in and said that I wanted to do something either in the arts, or in disability advocacy, they said, “We don't have a template for that.” and all the templates they had that they thought I would success in didn't appeal to me so the program just said that they wished me luck, and sent me on my way. I have observed with many of my friends the same frustrations; some of them have gone back to school with really high expectations and come out frustrated and some are even a little burnt out. And still, they have trouble getting jobs matching their degrees. The educational system is getting better at being inclusive, little by little, but the career and job world needs to get better; there are always exceptions to the rule. There are jobs that pop up for people with disabilities but they seem to be connected to grants and programs. When the grants and programs run out, the job disappears soon after. There aren't a lot of places that are trying to creatively and innovatively adjust the job to the person's unique abilities but the places that do reap great rewards. Another barrier is how sticky the social assistance system can be, because if you find even part-time meaningful work, there is usually more paperwork and red tape that has to be filled out, and it can cause more grief than not being paid at all. As a person with a disability who likes to do more than sit around collecting my social assistance I do a lot of volunteering, and I have a long resume of interesting jobs to prove this. But because of my physical limitation, at some of these organizations, when staff openings come up, they aren't even open to the most qualified of us volunteers. Sometimes I feel like I'm a professional volunteer. Organizations may cite the barriers to hiring somebody with a disability is because of physical barriers when most of the time it is a cultural barrier. So for right now, I want everybody to stop and digest these ideas. I myself am going to join the rat race with my art and creativity that my high school said I di[...]


Thu, 05 Jun 2014 10:10:24 PDT

POP ART #cocacola #COKE #ACCESS #MOREACCESSABLE #art #accessibility #CULTURE #SHARE #disability #DisabledWorld -- ARC23 - ---- ARC23 -- MY WEBSITE - [...]


Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:02:40 PDT

(2) Moreaccessible

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Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:47:35 PDT

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Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games on CBC Shedule

Sat, 01 Mar 2014 11:01:25 PST

(1) Moreaccessible: Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games on CBC:

Fri Mar 7 2:00 PM Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games on CBC: Opening Ceremony
Sat Mar 8 1:00 PM Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games on CBC
Sun Mar 9 1:00 PM Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games on CBC
Mon Mar 10 3:00 PM Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games on CBC
Tue Mar 11 3:00 PM Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games on CBC
Wed Mar 12 3:00 PM Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games on CBC
Thu Mar 13 3:00 PM Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games on CBC
Fri Mar 14 3:00 PM Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games on CBC
Sat Mar 15 3:00 PM Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games on CBC
Sun Mar 16 12:00 PM Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games on CBC

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THE STREET - More Accessible - YouTube

Tue, 04 Feb 2014 11:23:45 PST

THE STREET - More Accessible - YouTube-The Streets From the streets ofToronto to the streets of Canada to the streets of the USA to thestreets of the world all of them have accessibility issues. It isespecially bad on the main streets and the commercial centres whereyou have shops and restaurants that have one to three steps that wesometimes find ourselves looking longingly into but can't get intoday. Some of us know this pain all too well. There are others whoknow it but don't want to think about it because it's just toonegative. And then there are others who don't understand the problemat all. It is time to share the message in the community, thebarriers of inaccessibility. The answers to the problem may not besimple, but that doesn't mean that we aren't ready for thediscussion. So it's time to share our feelings and get the discussiongoing on accessibility. Let's really start talking today, #moreaccessible ARC23 - ---- ARC23 -- MY WEBSITE - [...]


Thu, 30 Jan 2014 08:26:26 PST

▶ DOCUMENTARY MAKER WANTED - YouTube- me at arcohoon{-AT-]gmail.comor on Twitter at @arc23. Thank you very much. DOCUMENTARY HELP WANTED I am looking for a film maker ora few to help me collaborate on a documentary project that I wouldlike to do on myself, on the issues and barriers I face as a personwho uses a power chair. Because I have only partial use of one hand Iface a lot of obstacles trying to gain either work or figuring outwhere to take my future. I have become a artist who likes to workwith video and photography but because of my disability I have not asof yet gotten enough experience in either of these fields to be ableto apply for funding myself. I am working on many media projectslooking at accessibility and one of the projects I would like to dois a documentary of a higher calibre than I could produce by myself. I do have video and media experience and I would like to collaborateat all levels and use the production of this documentary as alearning experience. I do have a GoPro camera that is capable ofprofessional quality footage [up to 4k] but I don't have the computerequipment to process the high quality data so that's why, up untilnow, I have just used it in a more automatic process high definitionform that has been simpler for me to edit on my own with myaccessibility modified computer, which is okay for most of the mediaprojects I have taken on up until now. I do believe, to make a strongerdocumentary, that it would be better to work with at least anotherindividual to give me another camera operator, editor and somebody tocollaborate on the storyline of the documentary to make the storystronger and to give a defined direction. I would like to share someof the production credits on this project. I know that this projectwill take a little while to produce because we still need to findfunding after I find all the people who are going to help me withthis endeavour. My eventual goal is to make a documentary that isstrong enough to get into HOTDOCS and other film festivals, to sharethe message of accessibility barriers with a wider audience. If youare interested, contact me at arcohoon{-AT-] or on Twitterat @arc23. Thank you very much. VIDEO LINKS ARC23 - ---- ARC23 -- MY WEBSITE - [...]


Sat, 11 Jan 2014 18:15:38 PST



      If you've ever been going along and have been stopped by a large flight of stairs, like and share.
     If going to a party, stairs have made you tardy, like and share.
    If a flight of stairs has led you to go to the back door because you're just too "special" for the front door, like and share.
  If you've ever had to use a stairlift because the designers of the building are none too swift, like and share.
  If you've ever gone into a shop with one step, and the shopkeepers think you can magically fly over it in your chair, like and share.
  If you've ever had to be carried up a flight of stairs, and they thought you would not care, like and share.

Help make the World #moreaccessible

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▶ Media Reporting on Accessibility News and Culture 1 - YouTube

Sat, 11 Jan 2014 18:11:16 PST

▶ Media Reporting on Accessibility News and Culture - YouTubeAttention Media Reporting on Accessibility News and Culture -     I am writing this open letter to encourage all media to consider devoting one or two pieces a month of coverage to stories relating to accessibility and the culture that surrounds it. For those of you who don't know what I mean by "accessible" I am talking about disability, but that is a term we as a community are trying to get away from. Right now, most of the news reported by the major news sources seem to want to make accessibility a health-related issue, which is not always the case. Sometimes that can actually take away from the message of the story.  That's another trend I want to encourage everybody to get away from.     I would also like to encourage the media to bring a wider lens to all aspects to disability. For example, we have roles in all sorts of genres of art and media. We can also bring a fresh perspective to a lot of issues. It would be very helpful for the programs that specialize in arts and entertainment stories to give some time to accessible art projects and accessible artists on a monthly basis.    When the CBC cancelled their disability-issues  program "Moving On" they promised to integrate accessible stories into their news, arts and current affairs programming on CBC Radio and television and since that time, the amount of coverage we have gotten has greatly diminished. So I encourage the CBC to put more of an effort into covering accessibility issues even if that means instituting a monthly quota on all their platforms (i.e. Two stories a month/per platform) to start.     I also encourage all the major broadcasters to have at least one reporter who specializes in accessibility issues. I really believe that this will help everybody have a greater understanding of accessibility issues. ThanksAdam CohoonTwitter - @arc23 -- ARC23 - ---- ARC23 -- MY WEBSITE - [...]