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: 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.

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 Catalu

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

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 disabilitie

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