News and Updates
Four new downtown locations added to Calgary Accessibility App Pedesting
CALGARY, Nov. 2, 2023 News Release: Leaders from business and post-secondary communities came together on Thursday to make Calgary’s downtown more accessible by joining Pedesting, an accessible navigation app.
Pedesting Launches the #HowDoYouPedest Campaign
To celebrate the launch of the Pedesting app and to raise awareness around pedestrian spaces and accessibility, at Pedesting we are launching the #HowDoYouPedest campaign (https://pedestcalgary.com)
Calgary navigation app Pedesting launches on Apple and Android stores
App several years in the making was created to help people walking or rolling find the easiest, safest and most accessible routes. It is now available for Download on iOS and Android
Through The Lens of Understanding: Navigating Different Places With A Disability
Welcome to our guide on the challenges faced by individuals with a disability. In Pedesting, we often talk about something called unconscious biases. In a society we are conditioned to view things with certain bias. Hence, for many, the term accessibility might only be defined as a ramp or a power door. So, in this blog, we dive into the daily challenges persons with disabilities might face at different places.
Accessible Travel: The Must Know Guide for A Vacation
Welcome to Pedesting’s guide on accessible travel! Are you wondering how to travel with accessibility needs? As the holiday season is here, we understand the importance of inclusive and enjoyable vacations for individuals with mobility challenges. In this blog, we aim to provide must-know information to make your travel experiences memorable and hassle-free from the accessibility point of view.
An Overview of Accessibility at Calgary Stampede
Stampede can be a very overwhelming experience from an accessibility point of view. But that should not prevent anyone from having fun. As the Stampede 2023 kicks off here is a consolidated quick go to information to find the most accessible options to navigate from Pedesting. If you have questions like, Is Calgary stampede accessible or accessible options to enjoy stampede this mini blog can help you.
Varied Spectrums Of Accessibility: What Accessibility Mean To People With Different Disabilities
We are happy to share the voices of Joanne Dorn, Executive Director of Cerebral Palsy, Alberta, Taylor Bauer, Coordinator, Awareness and Community Outreach AB/NWT, Canadian National Institute for the blind (CNIB) and representatives from the Hear and Deaf Alberta. They discuss what accessibility means to each disability they are working for and how to make our communities more accessible.
IncluCity & Pedesting: Exclusive Interview on Technology for Accessibility
In celebration of the National Accessibility Awareness Week 2023, Pedesting collaborated with IncluCity, a Calgary based organization working towards inclusive design through user testing. The interview-based conversation hosted by Nabeel Ramji, co-founder of Pedesting with the guests, Uriel Karerwa and Sydney Harder from IncluCity revolves around how technology can be made inclusive to ensure accessibility for everyone.
2023 Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD): A Conversation on Accessibility & Stereotypes
The Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) is observed across the globe in May 2023. With the sole aim of educating and creating awareness around accessibility GAAD was first implemented in the year May 2012. At Pedesting, we believe that accessibility is a human right and work towards making it a reality for everyone in need.