Enabled: Connecting with Birds Despite a Disability, a Panel

Toronto Bird Celebration & Birds Canada / Oiseaux Canada / ACART / Armstrong Bird Food
27 May 2021
16:30 - 17:30

Enabled: Connecting with Birds Despite a Disability, a Panel

Toronto’s biggest festival has 50 million feathered performers. Join this online panel to learn how to explore birds around you in your home or neighbourhood throughout the year. This panel is specially tailored for people with a disability, their friends and families.

We will explore our panellist stories, opportunities and hurdles that lead them to discover birds and their wonders. Leona Mattice is leading the creation of a multi-use accessible park in Elliot Lake. Jerry Berrier learned birding by ear in his teenage years and has pioneered an audio system to listen to the birds in his adopted home. Christine Malec supported creating a Birding by Ear online course for people with blindness and low vision. They will show how birding is for people with all abilities.

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Please send an email to this address if you would like accommodations for the registration: ajimenez@birdscanada.org

Recommended reading: https://torontopubliclibrary.typepad.com/programming/2020/11/nature-accessible-for-everyone-thoughts-from-our-2020-environmentalist-in-residence.html

We invite you to connect with the sponsors that make this free and delightful event a reality: Armstrong Bird Food, Pattison Outdoor, Acart Advertising, Kowa Optics, Fjällräven and Firefly Books. Thank you for this generous support!