Home Events The Massey Dialogues — On Accessibility, Communication, and Impact: How COVID-19 Has Affected Disabled Communities

The Massey Dialogues — On Accessibility, Communication, and Impact: How COVID-19 Has Affected Disabled Communities

This event will be broadcast online and is welcome to all – there is no login or registration required to tune in from the comfort of home. Click here to watch the livestream.


COVID-19 has changed how we live, how we relate to one another, and how we communicate. In this Massey Dialogue, we will discuss how COVID-19 has impacted D/deaf and disabled communities. In addition, we will discuss accessibility and virtual communication strategies for people with disabilities, educators, co-workers, family and friends, to keep the accessibility conversation going. Crucially, we will also be discussing the diverse nature of communication to emphasize the importance of pandemic and emergency planning for equitable and accessible communication techniques within and across communities under all circumstances.


Our guests will be Liv Mendelsohn, the Director of Accessibility and Inclusion at the Miles Nadal JCC and Artistic Director of ReelAbilities Film Festival, who will be joined in conversation by Junior Fellow Maddy De Welles, PhD student at OISE, Junior Fellow Michael O’Shea, PhD candidate at OISE, and hosted by Quadrangle Society member Steve Paikin, host of TVO’s The Agenda.


Click here to watch the livestream of this event. The Dialogues are open to the public – we invite everyone to join and take part in what will be a very informative online discussion. Participants are invited to submit questions to the speakers in real time via the youtube channel’s chat function. For information about the Massey Dialogues salon series, click here.




Dec 03 2020


2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Dec 03 2020
  • Time: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm


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