This week's feature, "The Road to Decreasing Barriers Faced by People with Disabilities," is by Shane Holten of SPH Planning & Consulting. In his introduction he writes, "This feature is designed to raise awareness about the major types of disabilities, the common barriers and the benefits of universal design for reducing the discrimination and stigma that is currently faced by the more than 3.6 million Canadians with disabilities. I hope this discussion will encourage health professionals to think about ways in which they can contribute to increasing accessibility." And don't forget to read OHPE 319.2, which has many resources related to this feature article.
If you have a resource or point of view to add, let us know by writing to [email protected]. More information on our Letters to the Editor column can be found in the OHPE News section of OHPE 268.0 (http://www.ohpe.ca/ebulletin/ ViewAnnouncements.cfm?ISSUE_ID=268&startrow=1).