Host Dave Brown along with guest contributors brings us closer to issues currently impacting the disabled community across Canada and the world. Listen weekdays at 12 p.m. Eastern.
Episode 146: Friday, May 25
Museums have traditionally been heavily visual environments. You look but you don’t touch. That assumption is now changing.
Ellen Lupton is the senior curator of contemporary design at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City. She explains how the museum is creating an immersive experience by incorporating multi-sensory design. She also discusses their latest exhibit “The Senses: Design Beyond Vision."
According to a report by Statistics Canada, Canadians with a disability are twice as likely to be the victim of a violent crime. Nearly four out of ten violent crimes involve a victim with a disability. For women with a disability, the statistics are even bleaker.
Karine Myrgianie Jean-François is the senior project manager at DAWN-RAFH Canada. She discusses violence against women with disabilities in Canada and explores possible solutions.
Accessibility comes in many forms, but so do barriers. As Ontario races towards the AODA deadlines, there are still plenty of private businesses that aren't meeting their obligations. What should businesses be doing to comply with accessibility standards?
Luke Anderson is the founder of the StopGap Foundation. He discusses their national efforts to remove barriers. He also describes their upcoming initiatives to raise awareness on accessibility.