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Bitmoji Finally Adds Wheelchair Options

Bitmoji Finally Adds Wheelchair Options

An estimated of 1% of the world's population, or just over 65 million people, need a wheelchair on a daily basis. After years of grumbles from the disability community, popular avatar app Bitmoji has finally added wheelchair options for users. Simply type in...

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Black Disabled Leaders in History

Black Disabled Leaders in History

In celebration of #BlackHistoryMonth, we're recognizing the intersectionality of the civil rights movement and disability rights movement. These two communities faced similar problems and worked together to demand changes in society as a whole.  Here's a list of Black...

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Free Online Courses on Disability Studies

Free Online Courses on Disability Studies

Awareness starts with education, and with awareness comes action. Whether you're already immersed in the community or are at the beginning of your advocacy journey, here are a few courses on disability studies to help further your understanding. These courses go over...

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2020: A Year In Review

2020: A Year In Review

While 2020 was pretty shit for most of us and brought a lot of challenges with it, this year also blatantly highlighted changes that can and need to be make within our society. These days we are all living with a sense of limited access, whether you have a disability...

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AccessNow wins Governor General Award

AccessNow wins Governor General Award

I’ve often said that the work we do at AccessNow is not about me but about enabling and empowering our entire community of people with disabilities, activists, advocates and allies to do more and reach new heights. Our platform is about vocalizing the needs and rights...

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How to be an ally for the disability community

How to be an ally for the disability community

There are 1.5 billion people on the planet with disabilities, and allyship is an important part of making the world more accessible and inclusive.  Whether you are already doing your part or have never thought about these issues before, here are 8 legit ways to show...

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How we fought American Airlines and won

How we fought American Airlines and won

photo credit: John MorrisOver the past few weeks we have worked hard to rally together after American Airlines announced a new discriminatory policy that banned wheelchairs weighing more than 300lbs from their aircrafts. After hearing this news, I was outraged. As a...

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How to Add a Review on AccessNow

How to Add a Review on AccessNow

To add a review on the mobile app: 1. Open AccessNow App. Click on "Add" on the bottom menu to add a review.  2. On the search bar, type in the name of the place you want to review to. A list of search results will show up. Select the name of the place you want to add...

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#AccessFromHome Stories: Gabriella Carafa

#AccessFromHome Stories: Gabriella Carafa

Gabriella is social worker in Toronto. In this interview she shares her experience during COVID-19: what's it like for her as a person with a disability working in health care and how COVID-19 has highlighted some issues that need to be addressed. How has your life...

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#AccessFromHome Stories: Liz & Leona

#AccessFromHome Stories: Liz & Leona

Poem by Sunny Liz:  It’s a safe soft place to fall for an embrace of tenderness as love, to be insecure from has been given, things that Can’t be changed When all we need is a bear hug, and a little sweetness that we stir in the pot, Turn off the news put down the...

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#AccessFromHome Stories: Tai Young

#AccessFromHome Stories: Tai Young

Words by Tai YoungDuring the last few weeks, I have been at home with my mom, dad, and sister Taylor. I am staying busy with online school, but mostly I play online games with my friends, who I miss very much. I spend a lot of time in my room, and I have definitely...

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#AccessFromHome Stories: Keisha Greaves

#AccessFromHome Stories: Keisha Greaves

Words by Keisha Greaves Hi, I’m Keisha Greaves and I have limb-girdle muscular dystrophy. I am a millennial business owner who focuses on bringing awareness about the wellness, wholeness and “badassness” of those who are fighting chronic illness. Comprised of a...

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