Have you heard the buzz about accessibility? Hear Quebec wants to make sure that you do hear the Power of Accessibility!
For over 40 years, Hear Quebec has supported the hearing loss community, and now, the new Include ME program is here with our trained Accessibility Ambassadors to help you optimize the accessibility measures available in your community, and even at your own home!
Check out our 2 new program streams to see what we offer.
Include ME at Home
Adapt your home for accessibility according to your needs
Much of the technology that exists for people with hearing loss can appear quite overwhelming. Our Accessibility Ambassadors can help! These trained volunteers can provide support over the phone, virtually, or at home to answer questions, troubleshoot and offer tips and solutions to get the most out of the technology available for people with hearing loss.
Do you need help with assistive listening devices, such as amplified phones or television Assistive Listening Devices? Contact Us to find out how we can support you with your accessibility needs!
Would you like to become an Accessibility Ambassador?
Are you a person with hearing loss who appreciates what technology can do? Do you have a few hours per week to help people with their technology?
We are looking for volunteers!
All training will be provided so contact us to find out when the next training session starts.
Fun fact: 97% of the Access Comedy audience found that the accessibility measures at the July 2023 show enhanced their experience!
Do you want to demonstrate social responsibility and bring hearing loss accessibility to your events? Do you know where to start? Hear Quebec can help you every step of the way by providing custom support!
- Evaluation of your event
- Recommendations for accessibility measures
- Interactive and fun staff training protocols and videos
- Experiential learning
- Equipment loans
- Effective Marketing and communication
- Co-production of events
The realization of the launch of this program is made possible through the generous support of the “Service de la diversité et de l’inclusion sociale de la Ville de Montréal” as part of the “Fonds dédié aux projets de renforcements de capacités en accessibilité universelle” (FDPAU), along with the collaboration of the network of Les Maisons de la culture and the Maison de la culture Janine-Sutto.
This year, Hear Quebec has obtained 2 grants for research to study and measure the impact of our new Include ME programs.
Through the Government of Canada’s community services recovery fund, we have partnered with Dr. Laura Copeland from Concordia University, to study the relationship between of community health workers and the technological usage amongst people with hearing loss. We hope that the findings of this research will improve the services and activities/programs we can offer for people with Hearing Loss.
We have also received a grant through the McConnell Foundation and Innoweave to continue our work with Stephanie Garrow and her team, who are heavily involved in the strategic planning process. This new grant will help us to evaluate the impact of Community Consultations.