Third instalment of Hand Frequencies: ASL on the Radio

Here is the latest video from our Hand Frequencies series: ASL on the radio! From this episode of The Avalanche on January 14th, 2015, Cathy Inouye from Project Genesis joins us to talk about the potential impacts of the recent Quebec government cuts to welfare. For more info, email avalanche@ckut.ca

Accessibilize Montreal’s cross-Canada trip

Image

[audio https://ia601902.us.archive.org/16/items/AccesibilizeMontreal/Accesibilize%20Montreal.mp3]

Click here to download audio

CKUT was joined on Wednesday, April 9th by members of Accessibilize Montreal. Accessibilize Montreal aims to challenge mainstream perceptions of disability through direct action. The Avalanche’s Aimee Louw filled us in on her cross-Canada trip to work on her documentary about disabilty justice, along with her collaborator Julien Gascon-Samson.

Aimee’s blog: http://underwatercityproject.tumblr.com/

“We can tell and we will”

Image

[audio https://ia601204.us.archive.org/11/items/BonnieBraytonInterview/Bonnie%20Brayton%20interview.mp3]

Click here to download audio

In recognition of National Victims of Crime Awareness Week April 6-12, the DisAbled Women’s Network of Canada (DAWN Canada) is launching a campaign aimed at informing women with disabilities and Deaf women about their right to report abuse and to have their abusers tried in court. Entitled “We Can Tell and We Will,” the campaign includes a Public Service Announcement which depicts two women with intellectual disabilities and one with a communication difference describing abuse and stating that abuse is unacceptable.  The Avalanche spoke with Bonnie Brayton of DAWN Canada to fill us in on this campaign.

Quebec’s Euthanasia Bill 52 targets disability

Image

[audio http://montreal.mediacoop.ca/sites/mediacoop.ca/files2/mc/audio/ckut_news/0304_euthanasia_bill_52_report.mp3]

Click here to download audio

Quebec’s Bill 52 gives doctors in the province the right to lethally inject their patients when they are physically or psychologically suffering. It doesn’t limit euthanasia to terminally ill people. The Bill targets people with disabilities, stating that a person must be in an advanced or irreversible decline in capability. As the Bill doesn’t define end of life, euthanasia will be extended to people with disabilities. The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition came out against Bill 52 in great outrage.