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Global Access & Inclusion Hub

Resources for sharing, scaling, and connecting to people and organizations addressing global access and inclusion.

Creating the Global Access & Inclusion Hub

This Hub was created in partnership between Global Solution Networks (GSN) and the Rick Hansen Foundation, whose mission is to inspire leaders, influencers and the public to join Rick Hansen in creating a global movement to remove barriers and liberate the potential of people living with disabilities. Learn more.

What is a GSN?

A Global Solution Network – or GSN – is a particularly effective type of global problem-solving organization. Thousands of GSNs are appearing in response to the failure of more traditional organizations and governments to solve the world’s toughest problems. Learn more about GSNs.

Featured Global Access & Inclusion Networks

Learn more about GSNs working on Access and Inclusion by clicking the images below.

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Key Research: Major Concepts and Featured Resources on Global Access & Inclusion

For more Reports, Case Studies and Policy Guides or to share a document for consultation, visit our Resources Center.

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Find Access & Inclusion GSNs

Global Solution Networks approach problem solving in ten very different ways. Roll over the icons below to learn more about each network type. Click any circle to see active networks within each type working in the access and inclusion space. View All Networks to search and filter from over 100 Global Access & Inclusion networks.

Icon of an advocate to symbolize Advocacy NetworksView All Advocacy NetworksBuilding awareness to change the agenda. Click to see networks. Icon of a person on a platform to symbolize Platform NetworksView All PlatformsEnabling action and interaction by multiple players. Click to see networks. Icon of People in a Cycle to Symbolize Operational & Delivery NetworksView All Operational & Delivery NetworksDelivering the change they seek. Click to see networks. Icon of an Eye to symbolize Watchdog NetworksView All Watchdog NetworksBringing issues to light. Click to see networks. Icon of 2 People Fitting Puzzle Pieces Together to Symbolize Policy NetworksView All Policy NetworksInfluencing and creating social policy. Click to see networks.
Icon of a Person Holding 2 Scales to Symbolize Governance NetworksView All Governance NetworksGovernance without government. Click to see networks. Icon of an Abstract Star with many Outside Points to Symbolize DiasporasView All Diasporas Global actors connected by birthplace. Click to see networks. Icon of People Connected in a Pyramid to Symbolize Networked InstitutionsView All Networked InstitutionsLegitimacy, broad reach and resources. Click to see networks. Icon of a lightbulb inside someone's head to symbolize Knowledge NetworksView All Knowledge NetworksGathering and sharing data and ideas. Click to see networks. Icon of 2 People and a Globe to Symbolize Global Standards NetworksView All Global Standards NetworksCreating common metrics for global efforts. Click to see networks.

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Save and track GSNs to build your own personal network of collaborators. Share expertise with global counterparts and get feedback from engaged stakeholders on your initiatives. Post blogs, participate in forums, add resources and contribute to a new approach to global problem solving.

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How Augmented Reality Will Create Access for All

It’s hard to believe that we’re almost 17 years into the 21st century. In that time, we’ve seen some amazing advancements in technology that have changed the way we interact with people, products and services that we use on a daily basis. Being born with cerebral palsy, I’ve been exploring the possibilities of how technology can be used to improve the lives of persons with disabilities for as long as I can remember. Continue Reading How Augmented Reality Will Create Access for All

Social Media Access Upgrade for Blind Users

The world’s biggest social media network is working on ways to improve visual content access for vision-impaired users. The majority of the social content on the global platform take the form of photos and emojis, with few cues in the content that a screen...

Upcoming Global Access & Inclusion Network Events

DEEP 2016: Designing Enabling Economies and Policies

Toronto, ON, Canada

October 13-14, 2016

34th Annual Closing the Gap Conference

Bloomington, MN, USA

October 17 to 18, 2016

Meet the GSN Global Access & Inclusion Platform Curators

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Ema Shackleton

Hub Leader
Rick Hansen Foundation

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Ewa Holender

Director, Education and Outreach,
Rick Hansen Foundation

Dr. Sambhavi Chandrashekar

OCAD University