At the Rick Hansen Foundation, we believe that when barriers within the built environment are removed and people with disabilities can live, work, and play to their full potential, the entire community and economy benefits. Accessibility is the key to unleashing the economic potential of people with disabilities. This includes increased employment opportunities, greater disposable income, and lower societal costs.
For three decades we have been committed to raising awareness, changing attitudes, and breaking down barriers for people living with disabilities. While great progress has been made, there is still a long way to go – and the Rick Hansen Foundation intends to create a global movement to remove barriers in the built environment and thereby liberate the potential of people living with disabilities.