Engaging Accessibility Issues Through Mobile Videos in Montréal

Authored by: Laurence Parent

The Routledge Companion to Disability and Media

Print publication date:  November  2019
Online publication date:  October  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138884588
eBook ISBN: 9781315716008
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315716008-19

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Abstract

This chapter aims to contribute to the emerging disability and media scholarship on the work of disabled people making mobile videos. This chapter also offers important insights to anyone interested in the work of disabled media makers and activists outside the Anglophone worlds. My analysis is based on my own experiences and observations as a disabled filmmaker, graduate student and activist in Montréal, Canada. My methodological and filmmaking choices reverberate with one value shared by many disabled academics, activists and artists—our personal experience is a valuable site of knowledge production. I explore some of the possibilities offered by mobile videos for challenging ableism and share some reflections on the pitfalls.

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