At our July 25th meeting, Elysse Cottrell from the Rick Hansen Foundation spoke to our about Rick Hansen and his quest to improve the lives of people with disabilities. Even though Elyse appears to have no issues, she has a variety of medical problems which reduces her mobility and other issues which prevent her from functioning fully. She mostly spoke about the importance of inclusion of people with disabilities, increasing the number of disabled parking places, and better access for disabled people to commercial properties. A key message to entrepreneurs when starting a business or organizations planning events is to ensure that it is accessible to all!

 

 

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