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.

My Catalunya Experience: Accessible tourism at its best

December 15, 2016

In October, I had a once in a lifetime visit to Barcelona, Spain to film Catalunya

Accessibility and inclusivity in Canada: A closer look

December 5, 2016

December 3 marks the International Day of Persons with Disabilities; a day celebrated around the world to increase awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with d

An ableist society isn’t an inclusive society

November 28, 2016

These days, you often hear the word ‘ableism’ talked about online, but the Oxford English Dictionary actually traces the word’s first use back to 1981 and defines it as “discrimination in fav

Announcing our first Access4All Barrier Buster grant recipient!

November 21, 2016

We’re happy to announce our first Access4All Barrier Buster grant recipient – Vincent Massey Collegiate in Winnipeg!

Ambassador Spotlight: Lorin MacDonald

November 14, 2016

Lorin MacDonald is a force of nature. By combining her law education with perseverance and unlimited optimism, she’s making Canada more accessible for people with disabilities.

How accessible is your city? Announcing the Accessible Cities Award!

November 4, 2016

Over the past few years, many cities across Canada have begun planning accessibility into their built environments and encouraging their communities to be more inclusive for people with disabilities -

Who's in your Circle?

November 2, 2016

Can you take a few moments today to think about the people you know who are managing physical challenges?

5 essential travel items for a wheelchair user

October 24, 2016

We all have those 'can't live without' items for when we travel, right?

Rick Hansen Foundation Fall 2016 Newsletter

October 17, 2016

The latest updates on the programs at the Rick Hansen Foundation for Fall 2016.  

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