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Social Innovators Network of Calgary: Disability & Accessibility Discussion

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Propellus

105 12 Avenue Southeast

Calgary, AB T2G 1A1

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We have our next SINC on April 26, 5 pm at Propellus! Come one, come all for an informative discussion on disability and accessibility, and how it affects our community. Andrea van Vugt and Sean Crump will give an intro and lead us in a discussion about inclusion as a way to enhance community and the innovative initiatives that they are leading, Disability Pride and Universal Access. Andrea and Sean want to express that this will be an open dialogue and opportunity for learning. All are welcome!


About Andrea: Andrea van Vugt is a disability advocate and social entrepreneur. She is currently utilizing her social innovation skills to organize Alberta’s Disability Pride Parade for June the 3rd 2018. By encouraging celebration, empathy and understanding, Andrea seeks to connect, educate and build capacity in our communities.


About Sean: Head Chair and CEO, Sean Crump, sustained an injury from a diving accident in 2004, rendering him a quadriplegic, and noticing quite a few discrepancies between life now, and how it was before his accident. One major difference was accessibility, and having the ability to confidently go to a destination knowing that it will be accommodating to his needs. After attending school at the University of Alberta and Mount Royal University he set his sights on accessibility and all the looming issues surrounding it. This lead him to take his knowledge and experience and start a company called Universal Access.

Sean has created a company looking to broaden all peoples’ life experiences. To do this, he thought it best to implement a system that would help create awareness throughout by helping make people aware of locations that are accessible. Sean is passionate and envisions a world where people with any limitations feel empowered to go out and experience every destination they desire.


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