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Devon Healey

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Devon Healey is an Assistant Professor of Disability Studies at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. All of her work is grounded in her experience as a blind woman guided by a desire to show how blindness specifically and disability more broadly can be understood as offering an alternate form of perception and is thus, a valuable and creative way of experiencing and knowing the world. She is the author of, Dramatizing Blindness: Disability Studies as Critical Creative Narrative (Palgrave Macmillan, 2021). Devon is an award-winning actor and the co-founder of, Peripheral Theatre. In 2020 she was awarded a commission by Outside the March to develop and write an immersive theatrical sensory reclamation of blindness titled, Rainbow on Mars. In 2022 Devon was awarded an Ontario Arts Council grant to continue the development of Rainbow on Mars with the continued support of Outside the March.