Human factors

Designing products and systems to fit human bodies and cognitive ability

I am not a wheelchair

When people refer to me as an inanimate object, I feel dismissed and dehumanized. Lisa Freeman speaks about why language and treatment of people in wheelchairs matters. Watch video Lisa Freeman, CBC Ottawa First Person January 23, … READ MORE

The Human Touch

From cradle to grave, touch brings us comfort, pleasure and sometimes pain, reminding us of our countless connections to the world and to humanity — including our own. pxfuel image By Meredith McGroarty, USC Dornsife Magazine … READ MORE

2024 Adapted Bike Program

The Adapted Bike Program ensures that children, youth, and young adults with physical disabilities know the simple joy of riding a bike. REGISTER TO BORROW AN ADAPTED BIKE, SELECT THIS OPTION IF YOU ARE NEW TO THE ADAPTED BIKE PROGRAM … READ MORE

The future is disabled

We need to take steps toward a more inclusive future—one that we all can inhabit. I can’t buy it if I can’t reach it: The importance of access to Canadian consumers. Rick Hansen Foundation By Ashley Shew, MIT Technology Review … READ MORE
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