Are people disabled or is it our environment that is disabling? – This was the question I posed to CBC Radio when they asked me what I wanted to talk about on the radio.
Recently I’ve had the opportunity to work with CBC Radio – on Monday I’ll be hosting a one hour special about accessibility and inclusive design. I know right?! Huge news. It’s the first time I have ever done anything like this and I am so pumped to finally tell you about it.
I teamed up with awesome producer Denis Calnan (which was major jokes) to explore spaces in Toronto that may or may not be inclusive. We set out on a mission to share as many perspectives as we possibly could about what it’s like to live in a world that isn’t fully accessible. Running all over the city, we interviewed amazing people with all different types of abilities. We spoke with artists, lawyers, business owners, activists, designers, performers, psychologists and more. We heard funny stories, discovered accessible places, and learned about some of the obstacles that exist when living in Toronto with a disability.
Tune in on Monday, February 15 at 12pm EST on CBC Radio One (99.1) to catch Shifting Space.
Here are just some of the voices you can expect to hear on the show:
- Tim Rose, Disability Positive
- Kevin Shaw, Zagga Entertainment
- Luke Anderson, StopGap Foundation
- Mad pride cartoonist Sara Fin
- Comedian Andre H Arruda
- Lawyer and Disability Rights Activist David Shannon
Thanks goes out to all the incredible guests who contributed to making this magic with Denis and me. I am so thrilled to be airing this show as it is rich with the perspectives of people with lived experience of disability.
Update: You can now listen to the full show online (plus added bonus segments!)