Accessibility is a word we use to advocate for ourselves, to point to barriers in infrastructure or public opinion, and to gather our often disparate struggles related to ableism under a common term, or call to action. Canada is at a turning point with our federal government reckoning with recent election promises of national disability anti-discrimination legislation. But when we pause and take a minute for ourselves, to think about what, exactly, accessibility is, we can have a hard time defining it. Below is an audio documentary I made in 2014, seeking to answer that question: What is Accessibility? What does it look, feel, taste, sound like?
This is the result.