Blog Category: Business

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Funding Sources for Sensory-Friendly Changes in Canada

Are your looking for additional funding sources to support your business’ or organization’s accessibility and inclusion initiatives? Did you know there are funding sources that support sensory-friendly changes at businesses and organizations in Canada? This blog post reviews different funding sources available for sensory-friendly changes in Canada. However, remember that grants and funding sources may

Family at sensory-friendly aquarium pointing at fish swimming.

Tips for a Sensory-Friendly Aquarium

An aquarium is a fun and to visit for people of all ages. Did you know that it is important to be sensory-friendly for your visitors? Creating a sensory-friendly aquarium experience makes your aquarium accessible and inclusive to more people. Furthermore, making aquarium visitors more comfortable encourages loyalty and positive reviews, too! Many people, of

Group of children and adult on a rollercoaster at a sensory-friendly theme park.

Make Your Theme Park Sensory-Friendly

Visiting theme parks is a popular family activity. Theme parks are also unique tourist attractions. But did you know that many families avoid them? The movement of rides, bright lights, and all the sounds and noises, and crowds of people make theme parks sensory-rich. For families with children who have sensory sensitivities, (or adults themselves)

A mother and a daughter enjoying their time with parrots at a sensory-friendly zoo.

Create a Sensory-Friendly Zoo Experience

Visits to the zoo are definitely a sensory experience. With animals of all types, in addition to human visitors, zoos are sensory-rich environments. There are plenty of sights, sounds, and smells! In fact, zoos offer new experiences for each of your eight senses. However, for visitors who experience sensory sensitivities or sensory overload, the zoo

Young family laying in a tent at a sensory-friendly campsite.

How to Create A Sensory-Friendly Campsite

For many families, camping is a yearly traditional event. Camping is a way for families to travel and spend quality time in nature together. Additionally, for many families, camping is a financially accessible way to go on a relaxing vacation. However, for families that have a family member with sensory sensitivities, camping is not a

Staff in a sensory-friendly meeting sitting at a conference table.

Make In-Person Meetings Sensory-Friendly

Have you been looking forward to returning to in-person meetings? Maybe you want to avoid them? Returning to in-person meetings after a long period of working from home can be a challenge. That is true even for people who miss being in-person. Shifting from working from home, to hybrid work, or full-time in person is

Crowd of people attending a concert at a sensory-friendly arena.

Make Your Arena or Stadium Sensory-Friendly

Arenas or stadiums are common spaces to host exciting events such as sports games or concerts. Typically, these buildings are extremely large and can fit hundreds or even thousands of people. As a result, these environments tend to be very sensory-rich. Therefore, many people, including families with children who have sensory sensitivities are not able

Group of people dancing at a sensory-friendly music festival.

How to Make a Music Festival Sensory-Friendly

Music festivals are fun, often outdoor events. They involve the local community and visitors, enjoying music from special guests over a series of hours or days. Music can be anything from classical to country to rock and roll! Depending on the size of the event, they may include food vendors, rides, and other attractions. These

Family of three sitting on a couch and watching a sensory-friendly show online on a laptop.

Ways to Make Online Shows Inclusive, Accessible, and Sensory-Friendly

A 2022 report titled, “The WebAIM Million” which looks at the accessibility of the top 1,000,000 home pages, found that during an evaluation that was conducted using the WAVE stand-alone API, there were usually at least 50 accessibility errors on the home page of a website alone.  Websites that are not accessible pose barriers for

Vet smiling at sensory-friendly vet with dog.

Make Your Veterinary Clinic Sensory-Friendly

Curious about why your veterinary clinic should be sensory-friendly? Your clinic is a busy, noisy, bright environment. A mixed group of pets and people make your waiting area and treatment areas especially sensory-rich. The anxiety of your patients and their humans add to a stressful experience. As a result, these factors can contribute to a

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