Stories of Care : Episode 5 :: Tobii Stories, a day in the life of Rachel

Stories of Care
Episode 5: Tobii Stories, A Day in the Life of Rachel

Tobii Stories, A Day in the Life of Rachel is the sixth episode of the podcast Stories of Care, a series that features the clients, caregivers, friends and family of the C.A.R.E. Centre. The C.A.R.E. Centre is a recreational centre for adults living with severe physical disabilities, many of whom are non-verbal and communicate through low- and high-tech communication systems.

This episode focuses on Rachel, her support workers at home and her family, and the ways in which they communicate. Ranging from head nods and fist pumps to yes-no boards and eye gaze, these varying modes of communication ultimately show their deep affection for one another and Rachel’s finely-honed sense of humour.

Rachel, support worker Mischa and Louise Campbell collaborated closely in the editing and production of this episode. Music was composed by Tim Brady.

With warm thanks to the C.A.R.E. Centre clients, caregivers, friends and family.

Produced by the C.A.R.E. Centre, Innovations en concert, and Bradyworks/Instruments of Happiness

With funding from Quebec’s Schools Host an Artist programme of Culture in Schools

Innovations en concert gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Conseil des arts de Montréal, and the SOCAN Foundation.

Facilitated by Artist in Residence Louise Campbell

Conception & montage by Louise Campbell
Interviews, field recordings and jokes by Rachel and Mischa
Jokes composed by Tim Brady for Rachel’s computer-generated voice and computer-generated saxophone ensemble

The C.A.R.E Centre is a non-profit and charity that relies on the help, support and aid of the larger community to provide rewarding programming for adults with severe physical disabilities. To give to the C.A.R.E. Centre, click here: www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/4340

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