New Inclusivity Guide tool launches

Nov 23, 2020 | Featured Stories, Featured Stories: Important, MixAbilities, News, Placements

H’art launched a new tool last week. The Inclusivity Guide is a one-stop resource for community arts leaders and event organizers. It will help them consider the accessibility of their next art event and encourage the inclusion of individuals with disabilities.

This guide will help arts leaders and organizers:

  • Improve the accessibility of their next event
  • Increase their awareness of accessibility
  • Fill their organization’s knowledge gap
  • Ensure events intended for the public can be attended by the public

We want to thank Tovi Ander and Kennedy Decker, two Occupational Therapy students from the School of Rehabilitation Therapy at Queen’s University. We asked them to make accessibility information available for arts and public event organizers in Kingston and beyond. The two took on this major community development project with enthusiasm and heart.

To collect expert information, the two studied resources and contacted Kingston organizations. They then organized the information related to communication, physical space, and interaction categories.

We thank these community partners for their support with this project.:

  • Canadian National Institute for the Blind
  • Canadian Hearing Services
  • March of Dimes

We released the Guide to evaluate user satisfaction. We hope users will provide feedback to improve the guide’s functionality and content. Consider this the final testing phase.

You can find the Guide request form here.

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