A Wheelchair Challenge – Learning Through Experience
Wheels in Action is an experiential learning opportunity offered by GAP to schools and other organizations. Participants are asked to spend their work or school day using a wheelchair. The intention is for participants to have a first hand opportunity to learn about issues related to the built environment, accessibility and inclusion. Wheels in Action events are designed to meet the needs of the participating organization and their participants. The event includes leadership from a GAP representative and the wheelchairs required for the event. Pre-event instruction and post-event follow up are important components of Wheels in Action.
Through the experience, participants will become more aware of concepts related to:
- Legislation and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).
- Built environment design, including universal design.
- Technology and services that improve access and inclusion.
- Community / personal engagement and advocacy.
For more information on Wheels in Action, contact Guelph Accessibility Project at firstname.lastname@example.org.