Why we need to stop saying “Special Needs”

Why we need to stop saying “Special Needs”

The term “Special Needs” is one of those cringe-worthy, euphemistic, ways to speak about people with disabilities. For years I couldn’t put my finger on what it is about this phrase that bothers me so much…but this PSA for World Down Syndrome Day perfectly...
AccessNow x VICE

AccessNow x VICE

“Accessibility can be sexy” – just one of the many memorable statements from our new feature with VICE. At AccessNow we are passionate about changing the conversation about accessibility. For too long now, access has been associated with a medical...
IDPD at Accessible Canada

IDPD at Accessible Canada

We live in one of the most exciting times. It is a time for innovation, for new ideas, for inclusion, and a celebration of diversity. We are on our way to establishing legislation that will break down barriers for millions of Canadians, recognizing the importance that...
When Advertising Gets Disability Right

When Advertising Gets Disability Right

Almost always people with disabilities are poorly represented in media. Disability is used as a trope, or an appeal to emotion, resulting in ableist perspectives that reinforce tired stereotypes. But sometimes marketing folks get it right, and its like a breath of...
Happy Birthday AccessNow!

Happy Birthday AccessNow!

Today we celebrate our 1st birthday and we want to say thank you. A lot has happened in this last year. AccessNow has grown to feature thousands of places in cities around the world. We have collaborated with awesome individuals and organizations and highlighted the...