Making communities more accessible

Hans Egger and Kim Egger, representatives from the Rick Hansen Foundation shared how there foundation is trying to make life easier for individuals with disabilities. Photo Courtesy of Rick Hansen Foundation Twitter.
Hans Egger and Kim Egger, representatives from the Rick Hansen Foundation shared how there foundation is trying to make life easier for individuals with disabilities. Photo Courtesy of Rick Hansen Foundation Twitter.
Surjit Atwal - CIVL - AbbotsfordBC | 05-04-2021

What the Rick Hansen Foundation thinks can be done so people with disabilities can reach their full potential. Hans Egger and Kim Egger, representatives from the Rick Hansen Foundation spoke with CIVL and explained how the environment that we live in can be more inclusive to individuals living with disabilities. Mr. Egger says that 1 in 5 Canadians are currently living with a disability. He continues to say that those Canadians struggle to access places that we work, learn, and play. Mr. Egger says that an accessible built environment benefits everyone including adults, small kids, parents with strollers, older adults, and people with temporary or permanent disabilities. Mr. Egger says that the Rick Hansen Foundation has a mission to deliver innovative solutions that can lead to a global movement to remove barriers and enable people with disabilities to meet their full potential.