Two years ago, Quebec Accessible contributed to the World Social Forum (WSF). The WSF is the largest gathering of civil society organizations aimed at finding solutions to the problems of our time. Every year, it brings tens of thousands of participants together for more than a thousand activities (workshops, conferences, etc.) on various themes.
Two of Quebec Accessible’s co-founders (Marie-Eve Veilleux and Pierre Lemay) co-facilitated the FSM’s Disability, Deaf Culture and Barrier-Free Society Committee in 2016. This committee encouraged the development of activities on issues that affect people with disabilities and Deaf people.
Quebec Accessible co-organised a few events at the FSM, including the Grand Conference on ableism and audism. Videos of the three speakers (Laurence Parent, Lawrence Carter-Long and Pamela E Witcher) are available online with captions and interpretation in ASL and LSQ.
With the provincial elections fast approaching, this is a great time to get familiar with the concepts of ableism and audism. Let’s question our elected officials and political candidates about their commitments to ensure real inclusion of people with disabilities!