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Parks Accessibility Conference

Hi. I’m Leah Riddell, artist of the card you just scanned from. I’m honoured and thrilled to be chosen to design for the Parks Accessibility Conference to teach you sign language. Their slogan is “Make Canada’s National Parks Accessible”. I completely agree! We CAN make this happen. A first step to inclusive communication when encountering visitors in the parks is understanding and communicating using some signs! Are you ready to learn?

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Let’s make accessibility happen

Person signing barrier free

Have you had a Deaf customer come in and faced an unfortunate conflict? You may have felt frustrated that you couldn’t help resolve an issue due to lack of communication. So you decided you wanted to know more about deafness and a bonus, learning sign language. Where do you go to seek such services? SignABLE

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Tim Hortons

A photo of a Tim Horton's seen through a window

Couple weeks ago, BriConnect owned by Caylan McMullan contacted me to work together on a project with Tim Hortons. Tim Hortons shot a commercial involving ASL and just posted today of #TimsTrueStory told by MacKenzie and Blair. Tim Hortons reason for reaching out to BriConnect and me, their mission was for us to provide authentic

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Knowledge is Power

Collins Bay Institution

The Employment Equity and Diversity Committee at Collins Bay Institution reached out to me to provide a workshop. I hosted two-part lunch and learn workshop series at the institution. I provided my expertise for the attendees with the basic skills needed to interact effectively and respectfully with culturally deaf people within their work environment and

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Raising Deaf Culture Awareness

Photo of vase of flowers with a Kingston Unitarian pamphlet next to it.

Six months ago I was contacted by Kingston Unitarian Fellowship (KUF) through Susan Young, parent of a Deaf adult, to provide a presentation to raise their awareness of Deaf Culture and that occurred today. KUF is for all those in the Kingston area who support Unitarian Universalist principles to join together in a caring community

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AccessAbility Week 2018

Accessibility Week icons

I participated last week, our National AccessAbility week and shared The City of Kingston Facebook and Twitter posts too. May 27 to June 2, 2018, was National AccessAbility Week. It was a time for Canadians to promote inclusion and accessibility in our communities and workplaces, and celebrate the contributions of Canadians with disabilities. It was

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Accessibility’s Queen

Groups of Queen's students posing with Leah

I provide workshops on “A Deaf Perspective.” I teach through experience and knowledge of Deaf Culture, Deaf community and American Sign Language. I was referred to Accessibility Queen’s at Queen’s University to provide my workshop, taught a motivated and curious group of Queen’s students on Saturday, March 24. (Photos provided by Odelle Ma. Top is