Warren's World - A March of Dimes Advocacy Project
It began with a concert in north Toronto that brought the Rolling Stones to town to headline a relief effort during the outbreak of SARS. Our contribution was to advance the cause of inclusion and accessibility.

In 2003, during the Toronto Rocks SARS concert at Downsview Park, the March of Dimes Government Relations department in partnership wit 4NPC.com and Molson organized and hosted the world's biggest Accessibility Section at an outdoor music event-- aptly titled Accessibility Rocks! More than 3,000 fans with disabilities and their caregivers enjoyed this international event in a safe and secure environment.

A movement was born.

Accessibility Rocks has evolved into an advocacy feature of March of Dimes Canada. The Advocate, on online magazine on Government Affairs, was launched in December 2005 as a precursor to, and announcement of, our newest initiative, Warren's World (a continuing feature of Accessibility Rocks).

Warren's World, a March of Dimes advocacy project, features the passion and drive of 23-year old Warren Rupnarain, who uses a motorized wheelchair as a result of Cerebral Palsy. Warren's World originally tested the waters of accessibility during the 2006 federal election by visiting every election campaign office in Toronto (that's 66 offices and meetings with candidates in fewer than 3 weeks!). The initiative received media attention locally, nationally and internationally (radio, television, newspaper and internet coverage). The daily experiences of the Crew were recorded and reported on at the official website, www.warrrensworld.ca <http://www.warrrensworld.ca> (which is an extension of the March of Dimes, www.dimes.on.ca <http://www.dimes.on.ca>). The site, developed by 4NPC.com, featured never-used-before integration of multimedia technology, including blogs, podcasts, digital video, exclusive online coverage and online voting.

Warren's World has been made possible through the creativity and generosity of Liberty Motors, HBC, Centennial College, Nikon Canada, Ryerson University - and Direct Hit Promotions, who created and designed custom-made Warren's World jackets, which were conceived and personally delivered by our Global Sultan of Swag himself, Bob Burrows.

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Links

Personal Pages and Blogs

Don Barrie on the Web

http://www.homestead.com/dwgbworld/home.html

 

Tiny Tory’s Homespace

http://spaces.msn.com/tinytory/Blog/cns!9CE3EB014380A9D6!498.entry

 

News Sites Featuring Warren’s World

The Info Zone

http://www.theinfozone.net/infozonelinks.html

 

The Ryersonian

http://stw.ryerson.ca/~sonian/Jan18/news/candidates.html

 

The Eyeopener

http://www.theeyeopener.com/storydetail.cfm?storyid=2618

 

Toronto Star

http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Render&inifile=futuretense.ini&c=Page&cid=970599109774&ce=Columnist&colid=989556577025

 

CTV’s Canada AM

http://www.ctv.ca/canadaam

 

CBC Television (Toronto)

http://www.cbc.ca/toronto/

 

CBC Radio One

http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/schedule/dailySchedule.jsp?network=CBC%20Radio%20One

 

Disability Events and News from Around the World

Festival of International Conferences on Caregiving, Disability, Aging and Technology

http://www.ficcdat.ca/

 

Disability News Radio (from Williamsville, New York)

http://www.disabilitynewsradio.com

 

Canadian Abilities Foundation

http://www.enablelink.org

 

American News from the National Organization on Disability

http://www6.lexisnexis.com/publisher/EndUser?Action=UserDisplayCiteList&orgId=560&topicId=5771

 

Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games

http://www.paralympicgames.torino2006.org/ENG/ParalympicGames/home/index.html

 

International Paralympics Organization

www.paralympic.org

 

Disability News InfoExchange Australia

http://www.disabilitynews.infoxchange.net.au/index.shtml

 

The International Center for Disability Resources on the Internet

http://www.icdri.org/News/news_on_disability_issues.htm

 

Diversity World

http://www.diversityworld.com/Disability/misc.htm

 

Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games

www.vancouver2010.com

 

Disability World – a bi-monthly American online publication of international disability news

www.disabilityworld.org

 

Government - Disability Policy and Legislation

Ontario – Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act

http://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/accessibility/index.html

 

United States - Americans with Disabilities Act

http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/adahom1.htm

 

Australia – Disability Discrimination Act

http://www.humanrights.gov.au/disability_rights/legislation/index.htm

 

Britain - Disability Discrimination Act

http://www.direct.gov.uk/DisabledPeople/DisabledPeopleArticles/fs/en?CONTENT_ID=10023362&chk=85yA9r

 

United Nations – International Legal Framework for Disability Legislation

http://www.direct.gov.uk/DisabledPeople/DisabledPeopleArticles/fs/en?CONTENT_ID=10023362&chk=85yA9r

 

Ireland – National Disability Authority

http://www.nda.ie/

 

Zambia – Persons with Disabilities Act

http://www.dredf.org/international/zamb2.html

 

Zimbabwe – Disabled Persons Act

http://www.dredf.org/international/zimb1.html

 

Ghana – National Council on Disabled Persons

http://www.dredf.org/international/Ghana2.html

 

Cambodia – Rights of People with Disabilities

http://www.dac.org.kh/legislation/list-laws/draft-disability-law-print.htm

 

Israel – Equal Rights for People with Disabilities Law

http://www.bizchut.org.il/eng/upload/law/file1.html#d

 

Bulgaria – Law for Protection, Rehabilitation and Social Integration of Disabled

http://www.dredf.org/international/bulgaria.html

 

Netherlands – Act on Equal Treatment on Grounds of Handicap or Chronic Illness

http://www.dredf.org/international/netherlands.html

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