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11 Memorable Quotes from Crip Camp

11 Memorable Quotes from Crip Camp

It's not often that a film comes out on Netflix that accurately portrays lived experience of disability. Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution is a powerful documentary that recounts the ties of a Catskills summer camp to the birth of the American disability rights...

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How to have a Netflix Party

How to have a Netflix Party

Now more than ever do we see how technology is critical in providing access for all. Everyday tasks and activites that would require a physical presence are shifting to online spaces. There are tools to work with your team, visit a museum, and get your groceries from...

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Maayan Ziv’s Accessible Day-trip Guide to Tel Aviv

Growing up, I spent every summer visiting family in Israel, so I’ve watched Tel Aviv flourish into a technology hub with a buzzing startup ecosystem. For me, as an entrepreneur, it’s an inspiring place full of life and energy. Jaffa is where you feel the heartbeat of...

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IDPD 2019

IDPD 2019

To everyone celebrating International Day of Persons with Disabilities today, here’s to the future of accessibility: envisioning a world that empowers and connects us all.

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Peace out 2017!

Peace out 2017!

It's the last day of 2017, and we are counting our blessings. We've had a wonderful year building community and connecting with incredible allies and advocates from around the world. Together we shared information about thousands of places in cities all over the...

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8 Accessible Beaches in Canada

8 Accessible Beaches in Canada

If there is one thing we know for sure its that wheelchairs and sand are a bad combination. Unless you're prepared to dig yourself out of a deep sandy ditch, it can be pretty tricky to access beaches and waterfronts. With the addition of new pathways, boardwalks, and...

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11 Accessible Attractions in Canada

11 Accessible Attractions in Canada

Yesterday we ventured across the country to take in the natural sights of Canada's accessible parks and trails. Today we are exploring the best of arts and culture, history and more. With tons to offer, Canada is rich with a wide spectrum of museums and galleries, and...

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8 Accessible Parks and Trails in Canada

8 Accessible Parks and Trails in Canada

Today marks the beginning of National AccessAbility Week in Canada. Yes, thats right, an entire week focused on creating awareness and change for accessibility across the country. Province to province, this time is intended to promote and encourage opportunities for...

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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 illustrates...

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What a year it has been! ?

What a year it has been! ?

Hands down, 2016 is a monumental year for us at AccessNow. We are counting our wins this season and have much to be thankful for. AccessNow was named Best Product for Social Good from Azure Magazine, was chosen for a cash prize at the Social Venture Pitch Competition...

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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 model, and we are...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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How to Add Pins to the AccessNow Map (web)

How to Add Pins to the AccessNow Map (web)

Want to add pins to the AccessNow map on our website? It's super easy, just follow these quick steps: Step 1: Focus on the general area of the map Step 2: Search the name or address of the place you want to add. This search function works just like Google Maps...

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Disrupting the Failure in Accessibility

Disrupting the Failure in Accessibility

written by Ahmed Saleh from the DMZ. We liked it so much we had to share.   Looking for an industry that’s ripe for disruption? Try accessibility; or rather, the lack thereof. It’s 2016 and things have come a long way, but Canadians with disabilities still face a...

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Shifting Space airs on CBC Radio

Shifting Space airs on CBC Radio

Are people disabled or is it our environment that is disabling? - This was the question I posed to CBC Radio when they asked me what I wanted to talk about on the radio. Recently I've had the opportunity to work with CBC Radio - on Monday I'll be hosting a one hour...

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AccessNow on CTV National News

When the media shows support for us...and does this good a job at authentically telling our story -just as it is, with no ableist spin...I couldn't be more thrilled. I had so much fun working with the folks at CTV News to shoot this segment. Any day I get to bust...

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Uber Launches Accessible Service

Uber Launches Accessible Service

Maayan Ziv was the first person to test our Uber’s new and improved UberWAV (Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle) service in Toronto. The company has relaunched UberWAV, partnering with private transportation companies like Dignity Transportation to add more accessible vehicles to their system and is now offering WAV rides at UberX rates.

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Happy Holidays from AccessNow?

Happy Holidays from AccessNow?

It is the holiday season and here at AccessNow we have so much to be thankful for. We are thankful for our wonderful supporters who have pinned locations all over the map since we launched in August. We are thankful for the amazing partnerships we have made and the...

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AccessNow’s Accessible Photowalk

AccessNow’s Accessible Photowalk

One day on my way home, I bumped into Evgeny Tchebotarev of 500px. Evgeny and I have been virtual friends for years now, chatting all things photography. We got to talking about AccessNow and 500px and soon came up with this super idea to host an ACCESSIBLE PHOTOWALK....

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International Day of People with Disabilities

International Day of People with Disabilities

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcwnxHqZL4U Today is International Day of People with Disabilities! We are celebrating with the launch of our brand new sparkly blog. We will be featuring stories about awesome movers and shakers in the accessibility world. Do you have...

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Get Involved!

Get Involved!

Want to get involved? Here are 3 ways you can join our community! Contribute to our map of places worldwide. Share your #AccessNow story What does #accessibility mean to you?

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AccessNow in the Media

AccessNow in the Media

Our founder Maayan Ziv has been marathoning through the media lately, creating awareness about accessibility! Check out some of these behind the scenes images from all the recent flurry. (Some of these features haven't even been released yet....shhhh)....

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