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February 16, 2024, by Day Undefined and Ellie Have you ever heard about the Sunflower Lanyard Scheme?  A sunflower is a global symbol for people with hidden disabilities. By wearing the sunflower, you’re letting everyone know that you might need extra help, understanding, or just more time. How it started This idea started in 2016 at...
Who decides whether a product is “adaptive” or “accessible”? Even if the store calls it “accessible”, will it work for you? Often, we don’t know. We just search for products out there in the internet-verse, *hoping* to find a user review or video that can testify to a disabled user’s experience with that product. It’s frustrating...
Liam is the co-founder of Day Undefined. You can read his bio here.  Thanks for reading Tech-It-Out, a series brought to you by Day Undefined and the National Ataxia Foundation. Disability does not fit into a box.  Whenever I try to describe my own experience – or honestly even to label it for myself – it feels inauthentic and...
I used to love going to the gym. I love the feeling of being sweaty after exercising. Also, I am a Lululemon girl :)) After I was first diagnosed with Ataxia, a progressive condition that would affect my mobility and balance, I still continued my gym activities. However, I noticed the changes in my body’s...
Gym culture runs on the traditional ideals of beauty – that we should aspire to have the ideal body. Many gym-goers have transcended this old notion and instead focus on health or personal accomplishment. But the shell still remains, and gyms tend to be inaccessible cathedrals to machismo. I am not sure how much of...
In my last blog, I shared the planned version of my train trip. Now I will share the real experience. What do they say about plans again? This is a longer blog, but it captures my feelings – good and bad – about the ups and downs of “accessible” traveling.  The Train Trip Begins It was...
Hello! My name is Lisa, and I live in Canada. At the end of June, I’m going to be traveling by train to visit one of my oldest friends, who lives in Ottawa, Ontario. Originally published on Day Undefined. This trip will have several legs, starting with taking DARTS (Disabled and Aged Regional Transit System)...
I went on vacation in July, and I want to share my experience of flying with a disability with you. Flying is a hassle for anyone, let alone someone with a disability. I traveled to Florida with my parents. My mom booked the flight; she said she marked the ticket that I have a manual...

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To continuously empower others on building healthy lifestyles where personal/spiritual growth is prioritized, the pursuit of positive mind-body change is valued, and the notion of making the most out of life is a core motivation. In addition, to raise overdue Ataxia Awareness and spark meaningful perspective shifts that both present-day society and future generations can mutually benefit from.

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