Co-Creation of Leisure Experience in an Inclusive and Accessible Theatre Space: The Case of the Segal Centre for Performing Arts.

Project description
This project will examine challenges that restrict individuals with disabilities from engaging in cultural recreation and leisure activities, such as theatre performances. In this two-tier project, we are interested in examining how all stakeholders enjoy live theatre and examine the challenges in accessing and attending live performances. Second, this project centers around a “relaxed performance” at the Segal Centre for Performing Arts in Montreal. The Segal Centre has taken important steps to improve physical accessibility and provide assistance at performances; however, the environment and information provided to audiences are not universally accessible for persons with limitations (e.g., vision, hearing, language and communication).

Objectives
1) Guided walkabouts with diverse stakeholders and 2) preparation and presentation of a relaxed performance will be organized to enrich the theatre experience for everyone. A pre- and post-evaluation will guide this process and provide potential strategies for engaging people of all walks of life in performances across Montreal and beyond.

Milestones

1- Ethics

2- Staff training at the Segal Centre

3- Walk-through at the Segal Centre, assessment including current barriers/facilitators

4- Attending the show’s rehearsal

5- The Relaxed Performance

6- Knowledge transfer and dissemination

Created on : June 20, 2019

Global progress
Ethics
Staff training at the Segal Centre
Walk-through at the Segal Centre, assessment including current barriers/facilitators
Attending the show’s rehearsal
The Relaxed Performance
Knowledge transfer and dissemination
Team members
*In alphabetic order* Luciana Burcheri, principal partner | Assistant to the General Manager, Segal Centre for Performing Arts Kayla Elman, principal partner | Director of Sales, Marketing, and Communications, Segal Centre for Performing Arts Carly Goodman, partner | Community Inclusion Coordinator, Federation CJA Zakia Hammouni, student | PhD candidate at the Faculté de l’Aménagement of l’Université de Montréal Emilie Hervieux, principal partner | Senior Marketing Associate, Segal Centre for Performing Arts Eva Kehayia, co-researcher | Associate Professor, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, McGill University Geneviève Lizé, partner | Chef of Service, Research, Innovation and the Information Adaptation and Alternative Medias Sector, CRIR/Nazareth and Louis-Braille Institute of CISSS Montérégie-Centre Natalie Martiniello, collaborator | PhD candidate, École d'Optométrie, Université de Montréal Tiiu Poldma, principal investigator| Faculté de l’Aménagement of l’Université de Montréal Chantal Robillard, partner | Clinical Research Coordinator, CIUSSS West-Central Montreal, MAB-Mackay Rehabilitation Centre Tamara Schwager, collaborator | Family Life Educator and Psychosocial Consultant Fatima Tangkhpanya, summer student | École d'Optométrie, Université de Montréal Ingrid Verduyckt, co-researcher | Assistant Professor, École d'Orthophonie et d'Audiologie, Université de Montréal Walter Wittich, principal investigator |Assistant Professor, École d'Optométrie, Université de Montréal
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Innovation stages
  • Expérimentation, Appropriation
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