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AJ Winter 2023

Blogger Spotlight: Shanna Groves, lipreading mom
thelipreadingmom

Listen to this Article The intersectionality of disability and advocacy is something Shanna Groves has known for more than 20 years. She lives with bilateral progressive hearing loss that was diagnosed in 2001 after the birth of her first child, who has a disability. She has published two books about deafness, Lip Reader (2009) and […]

Blogger Spotlight: Shanna Groves, lipreading mom
thelipreadingmom
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Vlogger Spotlight: Vineet Valentine Victor
@wheelchairtravelswithvineet

Listen to this Article Hello, I’m Vineet Valentine Victor from the beautiful land of India, and I’m a 24-year-old wheelchair musician. I was born with spina bifida, and my love for travel blossomed thanks to my parents. They believed I should start exploring the world with them before I outgrew their arms and before they

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@wheelchairtravelswithvineet
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Disability travel agents who plan worry-free trips around the world
By Wheel the World

Listen to this Article   For individuals with disabilities, a trip can be difficult to plan. There are many reasons for that. The world isn’t always built with accessibility in mind and consequently, it can feel out of reach for those who require assistance or special conditions. This is where a travel agency dedicated to

Disability travel agents who plan worry-free trips around the world
By Wheel the World
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Exploring Alaska with Princess Cruises.
I never expected to be disabled for my bucket list trip
By Marcia Frost

Listen to this Article I’ve been on many cruises and consider myself somewhat of an expert. Now, it’s a different experience because I cannot travel without an assistive device. I grew up with disabled parents who were travelling in scooters or wheelchairs most of their lives. It never kept them from experiencing the world. It

Exploring Alaska with Princess Cruises.
I never expected to be disabled for my bucket list trip
By Marcia Frost
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Celebrating icons who blaze the trail
in a quest to create a barrier-free world
By Pauline Mackenzie

Listen to this Article   Rick HansenFounder, The Rick Hansen Foundation Rick Hansen is a Canadian Paralympian and advocate renowned for his relentless efforts to create a barrier-free world. Best known for his Man in Motion world tour in the 1980s, during which he wheeled over 40,000 kilometers across 34 countries to raise awareness about

Celebrating icons who blaze the trail
in a quest to create a barrier-free world
By Pauline Mackenzie
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Thunder Bay, Ontario: a winter for everyone!
By Erin Simmons

Listen to this Article   Nestled in the heart of Northwestern Ontario, on the edge of the world’s largest freshwater lake, Lake Superior, Thunder Bay is known as one of Canada’s premier outdoor cities. Thunder Bay, however, embraces itself as a community that is committed to making sure everyone feels welcome no matter what challenges

Thunder Bay, Ontario: a winter for everyone!
By Erin Simmons
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Accessibility meets luxury at Ximuwu Lodge, South Africa
By Alicia Williams

  Listen to this Article   As the African journeys of Netherlands couple, Patrick and Elly Suverein continued, their desire to make this vast and untamed land their permanent home grew stronger with every passing day. The pull of Africa’s majestic landscapes, vibrant cultures and enchanting wildlife became an irresistible force. And so, in 2017,

Accessibility meets luxury at Ximuwu Lodge, South Africa
By Alicia Williams
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Unlocking Cape Town’s beauty. A dive into Accessible Tourism
By Tarryn Tomlinson

Listen to this Article   Cape Town, a city renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, rich cultural tapestry, and vibrant history, is increasingly becoming a beacon of accessible tourism. With a commitment to inclusivity, the city is striving to ensure that all visitors, regardless of their physical abilities, can partake in and enjoy the wonders it has

Unlocking Cape Town’s beauty. A dive into Accessible Tourism
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