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Voices Blog

Every voice matters.

Insights and information for and by our community on issues related to accessibility, advocacy and living the life you choose.

Best Places to Go in Your Modified Vehicle
By Marilyn Stafford I didn’t grow up as an explorer, but I like to travel now. I may have caught
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Vehicle Modification Can Change Your Life
By Marco Ferrara, Founder of Universal Motion Wheelchair accessible vehicles and adaptive driving equipment bring greater freedom for individuals and
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Meet Jesse Heuberman
Jesse, a Rolling Raptors team member and Wheelchair Basketball National Team hopeful, fell in love with the sport five years
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Fast (and Furious) Facts on Vehicle Modification
By: Emma Lavery Freedom and autonomy are invaluable to our mental health, and in North America, one of the most
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5 Essential Tips for Wheelchair Accessible Travel
By: Emma Lavery As the great poet Dr Seuss once said, “You’re off to great places. Today is your day.
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Top 10 Adaptive Sex Techniques
Living with a spinal cord injury will likely mean getting a little more creative with your approach to sexual intimacy.
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Rediscovering your sexuality with a disability
by Gabriella Carafa, Social Worker and University Lecturer There are a lot of life changes when you develop issues with
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Five Ways to Create a Barrier-Free Storefront
By: Emma Lavery Take a walk around your business. What do you see? Are there steps leading you through the
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The Top 5 Myths when Hiring Employees Living with Disability
By: Chris Gaspar Finding a job can be tough for most people. For people with disabilities, it can be even
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Discovering Employment Services with Spinal Cord Injury Ontario
By: Chris Gaspar There’s an expression that job hunting is often a job in itself. I’ve discovered that this is
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Access Pride: Accessibility Services Available at the Toronto Pride Parade
By: Emma Lavery Happy Pride Month, everyone! This June, LGBTQ2+ communities from around the world celebrate the freedom to be
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Top 10 Adaptive Activities to Try This Spring
By: Chris Gaspar As the weather gets warmer our thoughts turn to ways we can become more active, expand our
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Accessible Ontario: The Province’s Top 10 Best Accessible Parks
By: Chris Gaspar With warmer weather coming this spring, many like to enjoy outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, and
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The Power of Community
In 2018, while studying at McMaster University, I was given the fantastic opportunity of doing a 4 month internship with
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Meet Chris Rice
Photographer, raver, adventurer and exercise enthusiast, Chris Rice (pictured with his sister on the CN Tower EdgeWalk) has been a
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Our Lexicon – Let’s Keep Communication Inclusive
In conversation, inappropriate words are like bricks. When used continuously and purposefully, we can build up large walls; walls which
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Get Social!
SCIO social media channels are a great place to connect with our community. We use four platforms to keep you
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Driving with an SCI
Modifying your vehicle so it suits your accessibility needs can be a very empowering process. Being in control of your
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Keeping Cool During the Hot Summer Days
We’re having a long hot summer here in Ontario! Here are some top tips for keeping cool and beating the
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Thunder Bay Opens a Wheelchair Tennis Court
Thunder Bay Tennis Centre is bringing athletes in the accessibility community an exciting opportunity in the form of wheelchair tennis.
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The Job Hunt
Gearing up for a job hunt can be daunting if you live with a spinal cord injury. SCIO is here
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