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April 2023

I felt like the first wheelchair user in the “Caribbean” : “A Caribbean” cruise and best places in Miami
By Werner Rosenberger

Listen to this Article For the first time, I traveled with my wife and my two children (8 and 12 years) over the Christmas holidays to a warmer area, while the winter in Austria is very cold. We wanted to enjoy the warmth and took a Caribbean cruise on MSC Seascape, followed by a lovely […]

I felt like the first wheelchair user in the “Caribbean” : “A Caribbean” cruise and best places in Miami
By Werner Rosenberger
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Peggy's Cove accessible viewing path

Putting people first: creating accessible tourist attractions in Canada
By Katie Kirker, Rick Hansen Foundation

Listen to this Article Canada is home to many world-renowned tourist attractions which helped draw 22.1 million visitors to our country in 2019.  Yet with 1 in 5 Canadians, and over 1 billion people worldwide identifying as having a disability, ensuring these tourist destinations are accessible is essential to allowing everyone to participate fully in

Putting people first: creating accessible tourist attractions in Canada
By Katie Kirker, Rick Hansen Foundation
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Talking with U.K. journalist and author Lydia Wilkins
By Lisa Guthrie Deabill

Listen to this Article U.K. freelance journalist and public speaker Lydia Wilkins recently added another title to her resume—author. Wilkins, who has autism, published The Autism Friendly Cookbook in November, 2022. She also serves as ambassador for AccessAble, an accessibility guide in the U.K. and Ireland, for people with disabilities. A.f.A. : Tell us a

Talking with U.K. journalist and author Lydia Wilkins
By Lisa Guthrie Deabill
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Profoundly disabled Kiwi kid leads the world
Shana Jones

Listen to this Article Hamilton, New Zealand, 2017. Jenn Hooper, mother of two boys and Charley, a profoundly disabled 17-year-old-girl. A precious life worthy of the dignity so often taken for granted. A fierce determination to defy “acceptable” for an invisible sector of society. It all started with a twig, Jenn says, “When we realized

Profoundly disabled Kiwi kid leads the world
Shana Jones
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From struggle to opportunity : How reframing your mindset can transform your life
By Christine Staple Ebanks

Listen to this Article Have you ever found inspiration in unexpected places? I know I certainly have. Sometimes, it’s in the midst of the struggles we face that we discover our inner strength, resilience and determination. During these tough times, we learn to see things from a different perspective, find creative solutions to our problems

From struggle to opportunity : How reframing your mindset can transform your life
By Christine Staple Ebanks
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Autism and Employment
By Bart Vulliamy

Listen to this Article Autism is a neurodevelopmental condition of variable severity with lifelong effects that can be recognized from early childhood, chiefly characterized by difficulties with social interaction and communication and by restricted or repetitive patterns of thought and behavior. The latest findings from The UK Office of National Statistics for 2021 estimated that

Autism and Employment
By Bart Vulliamy
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Breaking Barriers: Anis Jerbi is making his mark on the world stage
By Yuki Muraille

Listen to this Article Meet Anis Jerbi – a young, 20-year-old man from a small suburb in south Tunisia. Anis was born with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), commonly known as brittle bone disease. Brittle bone disease is a genetic disorder that affects the bones, causing them to be fragile and easily broken. This debilitating condition impacts

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