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.

Accessibility and attitudes about disability in Canada

October 3, 2016

Accessibility. Inclusion. We hear these words all the time, but what do they really mean? And are we doing all we can to make Canada accessible and inclusive for people of all abilities?

Help bust barriers across Canada with the Access4All Program!

September 26, 2016

According to Statistics Canada, 3.8 million Canadian adults

Paralympic Round Up: Five of our favourite things from Rio2016

September 19, 2016

It's a wrap on the Rio2016 Paralympics!

Improving the lives of people with disabilities with Rick Hansen Foundation grants

September 12, 2016

The Rick Hansen Foundation’s Quality of Life Grant Program helps break down physical barriers to accessibility and provides greater independence and increased self-esteem for thousands of Canadian

Ambassador Spotlight: Darryl Tait

September 6, 2016

Darryl Tait has always been an athlete and extreme sports enthusiast. Fresh out of high school, he was pursuing a career in freestyle snowmobiling with the goal of competing in the X Games.

Announcing the Rick Hansen 2016 Difference Maker of the Year!

August 29, 2016

To read this story in French, see Programme Personnes qui font une diffé

Self-care for partner caregivers

August 22, 2016

This post was originally published in the Spring 2016

Breaking down barriers: The Rick Hansen Foundation designs a fully accessible office

August 15, 2016

Imagine not being able to work because you can’t enter an office building, use a standard desk, or see or read a computer screen.

10 ways to make your business more accessible

August 8, 2016

If you own or operate a business, chances are you’ve tried different ways to attract more customers and increase your sales.

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