Inclusive Family Fun: Redefining Accessibility with the We Carry Kevan Backpack

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Families can now borrow the We Carry Kevan (WCK) backpack through the CTN Equipment Loan Program.

When Kevan and his friends decided to see the world together, without a wheelchair, they knew they’d need to get creative. Now the pack they helped design is carrying people all over the world and redefining accessibility.

Learn more about Kevan and his friends, here.

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The We Carry Kevan backpack is part of the CTN Equipment Loan Program and can be borrowed for two weeks by families of children and youth who receive occupational therapy or physiotherapy services and live in Simcoe County or York Region. Speak to your child’s therapist for more information or email equipment@ctnsy.ca.

What are the benefits of the We Carry Kevan Backpack?
 
1. Family and Friends
– The WCK pack is a carrier device specifically designed for individuals with disabilities to go where wheelchairs cannot, with the help of friends and family.

2. Functioning – The many features of the WCK pack allow individuals to ride comfortably and safely! The total load limit, including pack, rider and contents should be no more than 70 lb.  

3. Fun –  Redefining accessibility is a cooperative effort. When we work together, individuals with disabilities have the opportunity to achieve more freedom, access and joy in life!  

4. Future – “The message is for the disabled community as well as able-bodied. We need each other to make it happen. If we are creative and courageous enough to give it a try, then the world becomes accessible” – Kevan Chandler

Learn more about the benefits of the We Carry Kevan backpage by watching this video below.


CTN supports children, youth and families by focusing on CanChild's framework of the F-words for Child Development. Every child with varying abilities has the right to have fun, enjoy friends, function as they are, access fitness, plan for their future and join in family activities like exploring the outdoors and beyond!
 

1 Rosenbaum, P., & Gorter, J. W. (2012). The ‘F‐words’ in childhood disability: I swear this is how we should think!. Child: care, health and development, 38(4), 457-463 http://www.canchild.ca/f-words Before F-Words for Child Development


2022-05-03


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