Special Broadcast Episode May 16, 2019

Access Day 2019 - CJLO 1690AM

10:56am - 11:55am

On CJLO 1690 AM, the accessibility collective has a show every second Friday called the Audio Penpals. The show is a collaboration with participants (both past & present) from the Centre for the Arts in Human Development at Concordia University, which is an educational, clinical and research centre serving adults with developmental disabilities and other special needs populations.
First, the Audio Penpals are joined in studio by Meaghan Tardif-Bennett from Alinker, a walk-assist company now based in Montreal. Alinker is partnering with Santropol Roulant, a Montreal food hub, to provide workshops on accessibility for the community. Meghan and the Penpals discuss accessibility and inclusivity, along with what actions communities and individuals can take in order to bridge this gap. Following Meaghan’s interview, the Audio Penpals are joined by Pam and Jenna, two occupational therapy students from McGill University. The Penpals attempt to get to the bottom of what exactly is meant by occupational therapy, and how it ties to accessibility.


Allison O’Reilly is the program director at CJLO 1690 AM. She has been involved in campus/community radio for eight years, first getting her start at CHMA 106.9 FM in Sackville, New Brunswick while attending Mount Allison University. She is also the co-facilitator for the CJLO Women’s+ Collective.

Cameron McIntyre, originally from Toronto, Ontario, is the current coordinator of CJLO’s accessibility collective, the Audio Penpals. He is currently completing his Master’s in Philosophy at Concordia University. Prior to living in Montreal, Cameron spent many summers as a counselor at Camp Rotary in Fredericton, New Brunswick, a camp for children with physical and mental disabilities.