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.

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 millenni

Aiming to Become Canada’s Most Accessible Neighbourhood: CNIB’s BlindSquare Enabled Project

May 14, 2018

Imagine walking down the street in your community without being able to see what stores or restaurants are available.

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.

Now you see me, now you don’t: My life with invisible disabilities

March 5, 2018

For a long time, I’ve felt like I had one foot in the able-bodied world and one in the disabled world. I occupy a weird space where I don’t really belong in either world.

Inclusive language: Why does it matter?

February 19, 2018

The way we refer to one another is intrinsically connected to the kind of society we want to live in.

A garden for everyone: Common Roots Urban Farm, Halifax, NS

February 6, 2018

Common Roots Urban Farm (CRUF) is a community oasis in bustling downtown Halifax.

What does it mean to be disability aware?

January 22, 2018

Being disability aware means taking a look at your current perceptions about people with disabilities and being more mindful of how you think and act around them.   

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