Welcome to the Rick Hansen Foundation blog! We post regularly on a range of topics and issues in the disability and accessibility community.

Explore past posts to read personal experiences of disability, tips for how to improve accessibility in your community, what you can do to be more inclusive, and more.

I can’t buy it if I can’t reach it: The importance of access to Canadian consumers

January 22, 2019

Picture two women shopping for the perfect dress for an event they are attending on the weekend. One of them suggests a new independent designer she’s heard good things about.

From Where I Sit: Five Traits of a Meaningfully Accessible Building

September 29, 2018

One of the most common misconceptions I encounter when discussing accessibility is ‘I’m already accessible, because my building meets code’.

The Sound Of Silence

August 30, 2018

For as far back as I can remember, I have always had difficulty hearing. In school I’d be sitting in a classroom, trying to follow what was happening.

Accessible Tourism in Canada: Vacation Ideas for Travelers with Disabilities

August 3, 2018

For people with physical disabilities, travelling can be more daunting than rewarding, due to a lack of accessible tourist destinations and transportation methods.

Disability and Diversity: Creating a Culture of Inclusion

June 26, 2018

What is diversity? According to Merriam-Webster,

From Where I Sit: Busting Five Myths of Universal Design

June 8, 2018

With roughly 20% of the population currently reporting as having a significant disability and 1,000 people turning 65 every day in Canada, the inescapable truth is that, in the new millennium, it i

Being accessible is good for business. Here’s why.

April 30, 2018

Everyone wants access. We want the freedom to move easily and safely through our own communities. We want to work, shop, play, and learn wherever we call home.

Spring Reading List: Access Matters

April 16, 2018

Welcome to our quarterly reading list! This time around, we’re sharing some personal disability stories that really bring to life why accessibility matters so much.

Age-friendly cities and aging in place

March 19, 2018

By 2050, it is estimated that 22% of the global population will be 60-plus years of age.

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