Our goal: Challenging mainstream perceptions of disability through direct action. Speaking out against transit and systemic discrimination. Access for all!
Transit accessibility has been a focus of the group since it’s inception. Access to cultural spaces in Montreal, such as venues, rehearsal spaces and pubs where a lot of artistic work takes place is another focus of the group. The Radical Accessibility Audit Project (RAAP), along with Cure Montreal, audit venues and public spaces for accessibility information and share it here:
See the RAAP website for more.
This video was produced by disability activist and scholar, Laurence Parent. This took place as part of an intervention in the Place des Arts metro station in Montreal on July 25, 2014, during the Just for Laughs comedy festival. In keeping with the spirit of the comedy festival, an ‘imaginary elevator’ was created with masking tape and homemade signs, and antics ensued as we asked passers by to find the elevator. Many people didn’t know only 7/ 68 stations in the subway system were wheelchair accessible. More is documented on access4mtl.tumblr.com.To find out more: www.facebook.com/access4mtl