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.

The upside of accessible and inclusive communities

March 6, 2017

What does it mean when we say a community is accessible? An accessible community is barrier-free and doesn’t limit anyone’s participation in everyday life.

Making history accessible for today and the future

February 27, 2017

Thirty years ago, I was wheeling through the Canadian Prairies on the last leg of my Man In Motion World Tour.

"My disability is an unspoken thing."

February 21, 2017

Djami Diallo has had to overcome many obstacles.

Universal Design 101

February 6, 2017

Confused by the term “universal design” and what it's all about? Today, let’s chat about what it really means and why it’s important.What is universal design?

The dos and don’ts of disability sensitivity

January 31, 2017

Do you find yourself feeling unsure of how to act around people with disabilities?

Ambassador Spotlight: Sharon Brant

January 16, 2017

Sharon Brant surprises people. Sometimes it’s because of who she is. Having lost her vision by age nine, in the mid-1970s, she went on to finish school, marry, and have two sons.

How accessible media is helping people with disabilities connect to the world

January 9, 2017

How do you connect with the people in your life? Maybe you text or talk on your phone, or you post on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat.

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