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.

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.

Mental health and mindfulness for people with disabilities

May 15, 2017

Disclaimer: The information in this blog is not a substitute for a diagnosis and treatment plan by a licensed healthcare professional.

Not all blind people: One woman’s insight

May 8, 2017

In my 29 years on the planet, it took me 23 of them to properly admit something to myself: I’m blind.

A conversation on disability representation and inclusion in Canadian media

May 1, 2017

Image: (L-R): Sharon Caddy, Kevin Philipupillai, Andrika De Lanerolle, and Kelly MacDonald sit around a round table in front of microphones on a stand in a studio

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