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A Conversation with Minister Kirsty Duncan

A photograph of Minister Kirsty Duncan.

  • It’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day! Tim Schwartz previews tonight's episode of Double Tap Canada:
    • The hosts talk about the first piece of assistive technology that made a difference in their lives
    • Google's new personal assistant Duplex
  • Canadian Press reporter Michelle McQuigge reflects on the Ontario election debate she moderated yesterday, about disability issues
  • Producer Dawn Dickinson previews this Saturday's episode of the Guardian:
  • Community reporter Derek Lackey calls in from Winnipeg:
    • The Winnipeg Gold Eyes baseball team fundraiser for the CNIB
    • The Manitoba Blind Sports Association has organized golf lessons and a golf tournament
  • Kirsty Duncan, the federal minister for science, sport, and persons with disabilities, joins us with an update on the creation of federal accessibility legislation.
  • Our accessibility consultant Donna Jodhan shares her opinion on the Kirsty Duncan interview.

Reel Abilities Festival: Director Robert Rooy & Deej


A poster image for the film, showing main character DJ Savarese walking down a neighbourhood while holding a book.