Monthly Archives: February 2014

The Importance of Landscaping, Greenery and Green Spaces

Landscaping is often overlooked when streetscape accessibility is being discussed, but it is an important component of an inclusive environment. In addition to adding to the attractiveness of streetscapes, landscaping can offer shade and improve air quality. Landscaping, such as trees bordering a sidewalk, can provide directional cues to people with visual impairments, as well… Read More »

Interacting with a Person Who Uses a Wheelchair

For many people interacting with someone who has a disability can be a stressful and daunting prospect, especially if they have had little or no previous experience. While it is important to utilize the following steps it is also vital that you keep in mind that you are not alone in feeling hesitant during these… Read More »

The Importance of Sidewalk Surfaces

Many people walk on sidewalks without giving a thought to the surface, but for people with mobility devices such as wheelchairs, scooters and walkers, or people with wheeled devices like strollers or wheeled grocery bags, sidewalks surfaces are incredibly important to the usability and mobility of their community. Far too many communities focus on the… Read More »

Chronic Pain

Sixteen to twenty percent of the Canadian population lives with chronic pain, yet there remains a lot of confusion and misinformation about what chronic pain is and how it affects a person’s life. Unlike an acute injury, whose onset is sudden and which is typically better within a six month period, chronic pain lasts far… Read More »