Sharing Strategies

Grace Fisher.

Paralyzed by a rare virus as a teen, Grace Fisher from Santa Barbara is now inspiring others through music

Imagine being at your 17th birthday party and being suddenly struck by a rare virus, which left you paralyzed within hours – that’s what happened to Grace Fisher from Santa Barbara, who is now the subject of an inspiring documentary.

Linda Campbell and Micheal Smith.

Deaf researchers are advancing the field of science — but barriers still hold many back

In a scrubby patch of forest near Halifax, Saint Mary’s University professor Linda Campbell and her master’s student, Michael Smith, squelch through mud, looking for lichens. The lichens they’re after can be used as natural biological monitors of pollutants from former gold-mining sites, like this one. 

All-terrain wheelchair.

Top tips on maintaining your all-terrain wheelchair in winter

Muddy winter walks over rough and frozen ground can wreak havoc on your all-terrain wheelchair. Proper wheelchair maintenance is key to ensuring the mobility, performance and safety of your equipment.

The disability community benefits from having a Pride Month. Disability pride flag pictured. ILLUSTRATION: Ann Magil / Flickr

Disability Pride Month needs to happen in Canada

July is the month that we should celebrate us and also serve as a reminder that our history and joy deserve more than awareness.

Picture of a doctor listening to a stethoscope.

Taking Your Health Care To The Next Level With Telemedicine

Services like HealthLine only offer advice, and often require patients to seek in-person care. Telemedicine is different, directly connecting patients and licensed health care providers online. Telemedicine — also known as eHealth, telehealth, or virtual medicine — aims to cut down on in-person visits, making medical care more efficient for both patients and healthcare providers.

Book cover from the book named "Emmanuel's Dream" written by Laurie Ann Thompson and Sean Qualls.

Children’s Books That Feature Characters With Disabilities

These kids’ books feature main and secondary characters with disabilities that may or may not be central to the plot.

Closeup picture of an eyeball looking foward.

How To Teach Kids To Stop Staring At People Who Look Different Than Them

Parents have a responsibility to teach young children some basic etiquette. Here’s how.

Picture of a little boy with downs syndrome.

Down Syndrome Photo Series ‘More To Me’ Shatters Myths

A Canadian project shines light on the range of emotions those with the syndrome experience.

Picture of a truck parked in a handicap parking spot.

What To Know Before You Judge Someone For Using A Disability Accessible Parking Spot

“I saw a police officer standing next to my car…. [He] mentioned someone called the police when they saw me get out of my car with my family.”

Picture of the pwda logo.

Identity-First Vs Person-First Language

Both person-first and identity-first language are used in Australia to refer to people with disability, or disabled people. People with disability often have very strong preferences for either identity-first, or person-first language.