Enabling Garden Event

Check out what’s happening at the Enabling Gardens Programs that Excite, Excel and Engage Date: Thur. June 18th @  9am-1pm Location:  Evergreen Seniors Centre, Room 2, 683 Woolwich St, Guelph, ON N1H 3Z1 Presenters: Lesley Fleming, MA, HTR and Heidi Torreiter, MES, HTR For more...

Let’s All Be The Change...

Whether access information is important to you or not YOU can help make a difference for people who need to know about access in order to play in our world.  AXSmap is a free app – from Canada, which aims to make the world a more accessible place for those with mobility challenges....

Stopgap.ca

The people behind the stopgap program (co-founder Luke Anderson) are a great example of the saying “be the change you want to see”. We could all learn a thing or two from this group as their innovative ramps bring brightly coloured visibility to an important issue. In Ontario we have...

Give me a HAND

Imagine being apart of providing 700 hands to people around the globe in need. It’s hard to belief that parts of the human anatomy can be built and be functional thanks to the technology of 3D printing and of course the expertise of medical professionals. E-Nable devices and their...

REALLY Smart Phone!

What would you if you could NOT use your smart (iphone) phone? If a disability prevented you from having the privacy and ease to use what has become an everyday must have device for most people, I bet you’d feel cutoff. Just imagine forgetting it – like forever. It’s important...

All About The Chair

This is hands down just one of the best things I’ve seen on Youtube in a while. Heather Schouten and unknown friend did a excellent job on writing and singing this song. There is lots I could write here… but frankly the video says it best. A Must Watch for...

Finger Reader

One of the problems with Braille is that it’s typically printed in special books. Generally such books are only available from bookstores and libraries that cater to the blind. Anew initiative, the Finger Reader, from MIT provides visually impaired readers with a wearable ring that...

Talkitt

Talkitt makes it possible for people with speech disabilities to communicate using their own voice – and works with any language! An innovative solution that enables people who have motor, speech and language disorders to easily communicate using their own voice. It truly is amazing...

Information is KEY!

Of late, I have noticed a number of innovative ideas geared to assist people with various disabilities being promoted on crowdfunding sites. While the ole adage, need is the mother of invention, is alive and well in the world of crowdfuning, it could not be more true than for those who...

Access Awards

We had a brief chat with Brad Howcroft, the Co-Chair of the Guelph Barrier Free Committee, about the recent Access Recognition Awards provided to individuals and organizations who are helping to make Guelph a more accessible environment and inclusive community. This longstanding, hard...

Soundhawk

Here is a great new device to help zero in on sound and filter out extra overriding noise. Hearing aids user will know all about this frustration. I think this Soundhawk is a sound idea! Hearing loss affects a huge number of people, and not just the elderly. Those who often attend rock...

ON Budget – lets ...

If you are wondering how the Ontario Budget looks under the lens for people with disabilities and the work toward improving accessibility  – we regret to inform you this is yet another example of being left out and let down AGAIN. Here is an article that explains it in more detail...

Air Canada Customer Ser...

Traveling and in particular flying can be very difficult for people with disabilities. Especially if traveling by oneself. I know this first hand, but I must say that Air Canada was always on the top of my list of choices. Their customer service people always provided me with excellent...

Sight Saver

Goon news for people losing their vision because of age and other factors. This bionic eyeball might look like it’s been plucked from the skull of a movie android, but it’s really a symbol of hope for millions of people with retinal disease and age-related macular...

Wheelchair friendly car...

What was once old is now new again! The newer version of a soon to be available electric car for people with disabilities is somewhat of a rebirth of what used to be known as a British Invalid Carriage. A motorized, 3-wheeled fiberglass shell designed for driving on the road. However, it...

MRI – it can be f...

If you have ever had an MRI or CT scan then you will relate to some of the difficulties people face when they first see the machine they will be slid into for a short period of time. The test length depends on the particular test and the area of the body being scanned. Regardless of the...