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Global Disability Innovation Hub

Global Disability Innovation Hub (GDI Hub) is a research and practice centre driving disability innovation for a fairer world. Operational in 35 countries, we’ve reached 21 million people since launching in 2016.

Click here to visit the Global Disability Innovation Hub website for more information.

Universal Design

Age-friendly and Disability-friendly Official Community Plans is intended primarily for local governments and their planning staff. The content of the guide may also be of interest to others involved in the OCP process including local government elected officials, planning consultants and residents

Click here to see the Age-friendly and Disability-friendly Official Community Plans document for more information.

Guidance on Universal Design

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an effective approach for addressing the learning needs of all students in the diverse classrooms of today. Please visit their website for more information.

The Canadian Design Network of Canada works to provide best practice resources. Please visit their website for more information.

The 7 Principles of Universal Design

How to Make the Outdoors Accessible to All

This publication was developed by the Corporation of the District of Maple Ridge and the City of Pitt
Meadows Municipal Advisory Committee on Accessibility Issues (MACAI) in conjunction with Our
Designs Inc.

Click here to view the Universal Design Guidelines for Outdoor Spaces document.

Pathways to Recreation – Learning about Ontario’s Accessibility Standard for the Design of Public Spaces. Click here to view the Pathways to Recreation document.

Accessibility at Restaurants

Accessibility is a right. This article from the New York Times discusses accessibility at restaurants.

Click here to view the article.

Website Accessibility Principles

This page introduces some of the web accessibility requirements for websites, web applications, browsers, and other tools. It provides references to the international standards from W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) and to stories of web users.

Click here to visit the Accessibility Principles Web Accessibility Initiative website for more information.

Understanding WCAG 2.0 provides a non-normative extended commentary on each guideline and each Success Criterion to help readers better understand the intent and how the guidelines and Success Criteria work together.

Click here to visit the Introduction to Understanding WCAG website for more information. 

A quick reference guide for web accessibility principles including readability, multimedia, forms, colour and more.

Click here to visit the WebAIM: Quick Reference – Web Accessibility Principles website for more information.

Mental Health

In the Disability Community we have plenty of conversations about Disability Pride, dating, innovative technology and a host of other topics. However, there’s one topic that seems just too taboo for polite conversation: depression and suicide within the Disability Community. 

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