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.

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 2

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.

We are "dateable": A discussion on dating, intimacy and disability

July 25, 2016

As people with obvious physical disabilities, we grew up rarely seeing ourselves represented accurately in pop culture.

Simple tips for booking the best wheelchair accessible hotels

July 18, 2016

Booking a hotel is often one of the most important and difficult decisions you’ll make when it comes to organizing your vacation.

Puppy love: How canine therapy can improve lives

July 4, 2016

The first face I see every morning is a fuzzy one. It belongs to my dog, Abe. Like many people, I can’t imagine my life without my pet.

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