The Pulse

Host Dave Brown along with guest contributors brings us closer to issues currently impacting the disabled community across Canada and the world. Listen weekdays at 12 p.m. Eastern.

The Pulse

Recent Episodes: 

Episode 145: Thursday, May 24 

According to a report by Statistics Canada, Canadians with a disability are twice as likely to be the victim of a violent crime. Nearly four out of ten violent crimes involve a victim with a disability. For women with a disability, the statistics are even bleaker.

Karine Myrgianie Jean-François is the senior project manager at DAWN-RAFH Canada. She discusses violence against women with disabilities in Canada and explores possible solutions.

Episode 144: Wednesday, May 23

Accessibility comes in many forms, but so do barriers. As Ontario races towards the AODA deadlines, there are still plenty of private businesses that aren't meeting their obligations. What should businesses be doing to comply with accessibility standards?

Luke Anderson is the founder of the StopGap Foundation. He discusses their national efforts to remove barriers. He also describes their upcoming initiatives to raise awareness on accessibility.

Episode 143: Tuesday, May 22 

Golf is a sport that is incredibly visual. But the game is adapted to include blind and low vision players. Gerry Nelson is the President of Blind Golf Canada and Darren Douma is the VP Admin. They describe their programs and tournaments and tell us how cities across the country could bring the sport to their community. 

 

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