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.

Shaping the landscape of accessible television in Canada

August 14, 2017

The idea of making television for people who are blind or partially sighted is often met with a genuinely unassuming question from people who are unfamiliar with the accessibility world: How? 

Untold disability stories: Why we need to include the world’s largest minority in arts, culture, and media

July 31, 2017

People with disabilities form the world’s largest minority group (over one billion according to the World Health Organization).

The Great (Accessible) Outdoors

July 17, 2017

After our long (and cold!) Canadian winters, summer is all about soaking up as much fresh air and sunshine as possible. 

Ambassador Spotlight: Trent Seymour

July 10, 2017

At this year’s Gathering Our Voices Aboriginal Youth Conference, RHF Ambassador Trent Seymour spoke to the power of perseverance.

Seeing things in a whole new light: Life with a temporary disability

June 26, 2017

Disabilities can happen to anyone at any time. Whether due to an accident or injury, medical condition or illness, we can all face challenges to our mobility, hearing, or vision. 

June Disability Reading List

June 19, 2017

It’s time for our quarterly reading list! Below is a curated list of articles on disability.

Inclusive workplaces: It's more than just getting in the door

June 12, 2017

Barriers in the built environment like stairs, manual doors, or narrow doorways are all common obstacles that stop people with disabilities, or aging seniors, from accessing workplaces.

Learning to change the world, one small action at a time

June 5, 2017

Rick Hansen has said, “I honestly believe that my best work is in front, not behind me.” I think that his statement epitomizes the determination and drive he has put towards making our country more

Three must-watch videos about disability

May 30, 2017

Today, we want to share some videos about disability that we really love.

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