Today’s blog is a video of an adrenaline junkie, checking one more thing off her bucket list. Bungee Jumping is one of the easiest ways to get your adrenaline pumping and to get that feeling of your stomach jumping up into your throat. Whistler Bungee created a safe and memorable experience for Tara Weber who is a paraplegic. She was literally thrown off the side of a bridge. With a smile from ear to ear she seemed to have a great jump!
It’s a bucket list,
Michelle Wolfe, RMT
Protocol Therapist, Director of Social Media
It’s always exiting to share positive information about events and festivals that have recognized and implemented the need for accessibility. Canada’s International Documentary Festival is happening here in Toronto on April 28th-May 8th, 2016 and for the first time in 23 years, they have done just that. Hot Docs is not only North America’s largest documentary festival with over 200 films, but this year, it will be providing 25 of the screenings for blind and low-vision viewers. They are looking forward to extending their audience to one who normally would not take part in the festival.
AMI accessible media Inc has teamed up with Hot Docs to bring this described video technology to the documentaries. They have tried to make the festival as accessible as possible. To find a film at the festival with described sound please visit this link.
For tickets, passes and packages for sale visit http://www.hotdocs.ca/p/passes-and-packages
Enjoy the festival!
Do you depend on a mobility aid to get around or know someone who does? Many people are concerned about flying in Canada due to the likelihood of their walking aid becoming damaged on the flight. Unfortunately, every flight carries the risk of lost or damaged luggage; however, if it’s a wheelchair or other mobility aid which is damaged, this could result in thousands of dollars and a terrible trip experience.
Canadians are looking to incorporate proper protocols for transporting mobility devices on Canadian aircrafts as well as providing the information to the traveler on how aircraft workers have been trained. Not only will this help improve and lower the risk of broken, dissembled or even lost mobility devices, it will hopefully give peace of mind to many people which will encourage more to travel.
Supporters of this important topic are signing a petition to get their voices heard! Please take the time to support the thousands of people who want to be sure they will be having a safe and carefree flight. Sign the petition in the link below and make the #RealChange.
Michelle Wolfe, RMT