This panel will take place in LSQ and French with live interpretation into French and LSQ
How can we make music shows, and music in general accessible for deaf, deafened, and those who are hard-of-hearing? Slowly but surely, the hearing world is finally opening its stages to deaf audiences. Social media has been a driving force for interpreters, providing them a platform to interpret songs into Sign Languages for deaf people. This has allowed music to be enjoyed by wider audiences, and expanding the ways artists experience music and musicality. But before that, a discussion on deaf music should occur.
Born with a severe hearing loss, he founded DEAFinitely Dope in 2014 in order to provide support to those marginalized and ignored by mainstream America. His movement at-tracted institutions like, ESPN The Undefeated, GQ, Chance The Rapper, and the MTV Video Music Awards.
A committed artist and researcher, Véronique Leduc is a professor in the department of communication at UQAM, where she teaches in the cultural action program. Her research focuses on the artistic practices of deaf and disabled people in Canada, deaf music, cultural accessibility, the working lives of deaf people, and testimony as a tool for social transformation.
A Torontian, lives and breathes theatre. She has been breaking down barriers and advocating for American Sign Language Interpretation at music concerts. Her work has won the attention of the Air Canada Centre and CBC Entertainment. Gaitrie creates opportunities for members of the Deaf Community by increasing the overall impact of Deaf talent.