Tony Coelho

Co-Author of the Americans with Disabilities Act

The Story of Jean Claude Mbonigaba

He hopes for improvements in Rwanda for
people with disabilities (Rwanda)

Gabi & Jules, Inclusive Employer

“We strive to create a place where everyone can feel welcomed.”

Easterseals Employment Services

People with disabilities bring strengths such as problem solving.

Nic Novicki

Founder of the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge

Marco Pasqua

A captivating speaker who happens to have a disabilty. (Canada)

Disability Etiquette

You may have heard this a million times, but it's true, we're all "people" first, so you should use "people first" language. This is an acknowledgement that a person's disability does not define them, but their humanity does.  For example, instead of saying, "a disabled person" you should say, "a person with a disability," Before you assume that a person with a disability needs your assistance, you should always ask the person if they need your assistance first. If they do, they will let you know how you can best assist them. It is considered rude if you ask a person about their disability. ...

11 Tips for Travellers with Disabilities

"I’ve traveled to many places around the world since I broke my neck and became paralyzed from the chest down.  Since my accident, I use a wheelchair to get around, and if there is one thing I can tell you for sure, the word “accessibility” has different meanings just about everywhere you go.  Hotel managers have literally told me, “Yes, we’re accessible for wheelchair users.  We have rooms on the first floor and we have an elevator.”  Well, I don’t know about you, but that doesn’t tell me a thing about whether or not I can even actually get into the room.  So, in addition to avoiding issues...

Travelling When on Dialysis

For many patients who are on dialysis or have had a kidney transplant, the ability to travel is important to their self-esteem and lifestyle. Working patients may need to attend business meetings or conferences. Older patients may have dreamed of traveling during their retirement. A family event such as a wedding, graduation or family reunion may require travel away from home. At times, emergencies such as illness or a death in the family may require travel. Is it possible for kidney patients to travel? Yes, most patients who receive dialysis or have had a kidney transplant can travel safely...

Annagrazia Laura

President of  The European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT): “Our primary purpose is to make tourism accessible to everyone…”

Joshuanette Francis

She wants to publicly share her Osteoarthritis journey, which she does through her YouTube Channel, Joshuanette’s World.                          (Antigua & Barbuda)

Rebekah Bundesen

President of the Michigan Association for Healthcare Quality.            “Never devalue yourself” (USA)

Save the Youth Foundation

The work of a few benefits many (Curacao)

Vision-Enabling Spectacles

For the sight-impaired, there is an exciting prospect looming. (Israel)

Dr. Glenville Liburd, Caribbean CBR

Leading the discussions on disability issues in the Caribbean. (Nevis)

Mr. Keiji Kawahara

“Universal Designs benefit everyone.” (Japan)

Spotlight on the lives of two disability advocates

Judith Heumann & Fred Maahs, Jr. (USA)

Best Buddies

This program ensures that no one is left isolated. (USA)

Disability Advocacy in Antigua

A variety of outreach programs are undertaken year-round . . . (Antigua & Barbuda)


Maps and shares accessible features of public spaces. (USA)

Eli Meiri, Accessible Tour Guide, Israel4All

“Many people dream of travelling to Israel, a place of historical and religious significance.” Eli (Israel)

Accessible Metro Vancouver

Vancouver has embraced the concept of Universal Design. (Canada)

My Trip to Accessible Israel

“Israel is so much more accessible than you may imagine.” Fred Maahs, Jr.(USA)

Fully Accessible Barbados

Creating an accessible, inclusive island.(Barbados)

Accessible Japan

Mr. Hideto Kijima: Wheel chair users can navigate city streets with relative ease: (Japan)

Accessible Martinique

Noel Cicalini: The information source for everything accessible on the Caribbean island of Martinique


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