Tag Archives: disability

Design that compels us to think… and maybe even act

Jeseok Yi produces powerful messages for social change that not only stop and make you think in that moment, but will follow you long after that…

Toronto’s MANY mountains include this entrance to the Yorkdale Subway Station

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Paralympic Athletes – Now these guys can move!

The good news? We’re getting better about recognizing, supporting and celebrating paralympic athletes!

The bad news? We have a LONG way to go for equal coverage. Case in point – Canadian newspapers printed 332 front page stories on the London Olympics and just 22 (!) on the Paralympics. Come on Canada – we’re better than that! To see other stats on our poor showing check out the post from Senator Mobina Jaffer.

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“Why can’t a mobility scooter be sexy”?

Eugene Emmer asks this question in the blog WHEELCHAIR PRIDE.  Good Question Eugene – WHY THE &%$#@&* NOT?!

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StopGap – Designing for function AND fashion!

StopGap’s Community Ramp Project

Now these guys have it right. Design is SO often ageist or ableist… BUT when it’s smart AND sexy everyone wants it! Now THAT’s COOL!

Listen to the interview on CBC with Matt Galloway to learn more about this amazing project and the guys behind it!

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Lego Wheelchair

My buddy Hugo loves Lego – lets build one of these!

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Arty artificial limbs

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