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Spotlight on Community: Accessible Playgrounds Ontario

All kids deserve the right to play. But for kids with disabilities and their parents and caregivers, it’s not always easy to find accessible options. That’s why Accessible Playgrounds Ontario was created. Started by Julie Grant, Accessible Playgrounds Ontario catalogues over 300 accessible playgrounds across the province. Parents can use the interactive map by clicking …

IDPwD: Highlighting Ben Clement and Every Day Stories

In honour of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, we would like to spotlight Ben Clement, a Toronto-born actor and artist educator. Ben has been honoured to be part of a 10-month fellowship called Sprout Ideas Fellowship for young social innovators. Through the fellowship, Ben has been working on the creation of a play based on …

Ramp Up 2023: Our 7th Annual Fundraiser

Ramp Up 2023 is here! Our beloved fundraiser returns for its 7th year, taking place between December 4 to 8, 2023. Ramp Up 2023 will follow a similar format to last year, with an online art auction featuring 24 incredibly talented local artists: Logan Anderson Dave Bagley Despina Chaskari Marg Cresswell Cherie Daly Emma Ducharme …

Is Your StopGap Ramp Worn Out? Check Out Our Repainting And Replacement Program!

Over the summer, we have been continuing our awareness-raising work and helping to create barrier-free spaces with each new ramp we deliver. In addition to building new ramps, we’ve partnered with our friends at The Daniels Corporation and launched a Ramp Repainting and Replacement Program for GTA ramp owners. Thanks to Daniels’ support, we’ve got …

Ramp Maintenance: How To Take Care Of Your Ramp And Use It Safely

StopGap ramps are intended to be used on an “as-needed” basis to increase the accessibility of eligible single-stepped locations.  Here’s a list of things to keep in mind for safe ramp usage: When in use, ramps should be level and flush against the step with no gaps between the ramp and step. When deployed, ramps …

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Masked Communication: How to Support Individuals with Hearing Impairment During COVID-19

www.xinhuanet.com/english/2020-03/08/c_138855683.htm  StopGap Foundation is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free world.  While the primary focus has been on physical barriers, StopGap also advocates for barrier-free communication. In this new physically distanced world, keeping safe and minimizing transmission of COVID-19 is on everyone’s mind. Along with washing hands, keeping 2 meters apart (when possible), and minimizing non-essential …

The Ramp Man Animated Storybook

In June of 2012, Luke Anderson’s sister surprised him with the most incredible gift ever – The Ramp Man Storybook! It was presented to Luke in the Summit Heights Public School gymnasium with the whole school. He was speechless and so happy that he started crying as a group of students sung their school’s theme song. We …