disabled artist with her artwork
Again this year, on Dec 2 and 3, the VDRC hosted the Artists with Disabilities Showcase at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Twenty artists participated in the juried show, which included paintings, photography, sculpture, woodwork, and fabric work. Hundreds of people came. One of the artists, Karen McLaughlin, said, “I found it very joyful.…
a person reading braille
Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 Time: 4:30 - 7:00 Location: Victoria Disability Resource Centre, 817a Fort St.   This workshop introduces the public, educators and the blind community to Braille as a thriving and relevant form of literacy. Learn the letters A through Z in Braille, practice using Braille writing tools, such as a slate…
At the VDRC’s annual general meeting, September 28, 2016, keynote speaker Albert Ruel talked about the grassroots organizing to get the provincial government to pass accessibility legislation with teeth. Albert is a member of the steering committee of Barrier Free BC which is leading the campaign. The legislation would be called the British Columbians with…
In the 2015 federal election, Justin Trudeau promised to pass a Canadians with Disabilities Act. The Federal Government is consulting Canadians on what to include in this new national disability accessibility law. Some points you might make when giving the Federal Government feedback on its online questionnaire can be found here. Online questionnaire: Here or…