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.

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

Rick Hansen Foundation Spring 2017 Newsletter

April 26, 2017

The latest updates on the programs at the Rick Hansen Foundation for Spring 2017.

Ambassador Spotlight: Michael Saunders

March 31, 2017

Meet Michael Saunders, one of 15 people with a disability who trained to become an RHF Ambassador in Atlantic Canada in March 2017.

March Disability Reading List

March 24, 2017

Looking for something new to read? Here’s a few great articles on the personal experience of disability.

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.

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