Carol Perrin's story helps us understand who to include in "design that's usable by all people."

And not just in Nova Scotia, but anywhere.

In 2011 my youngest daughter was involved in an accident which left her a paraplegic with a traumatic brain injury. Today she is on the Dean’s list at her university and thinking about law school.

She and I have traveled to many places throughout the world while she participated in seated throwing on her track and field team. My background as a registered nurse helped provide the knowledge to volunteer as team nurse which I consider a privilege. This experience has made me so much more aware of accessibility issues and has made me much more of an advocate for universal design. I believe that with more voices and education of everyone with regards to accessibility we can achieve inclusion for everyone.

No one should be on the outside looking in. I live in Canada and these issues are important and the same regardless where you live.

Location: Nova Scotia, Canada