Canadian Paralympic athlete Rick Hansen has dedicated his adult life to removing barriers from the paths of people with disabilities. Hansen, a polished public speaker, shares intimate details from his life, and his passionate oration not only raises awareness of the needs of people with disabilities but instills all listeners – disabled and able-bodied alike – with hope. getAbstract recommends Hansen’s inspiring speech to human resources professionals, as well as to anyone overcoming adversity – be it a physical, psychological, emotional or other barrier.
In this summary, you will learn
- How an accident transformed Rick Hansen’s life,
- How he learned to live with his ensuing disability and
- How you can help make the world a more inclusive place.
About the Speaker
Rick Hansen is CEO of the Rick Hansen Foundation. During his 1985 Man in Motion World Tour, Hansen pushed his wheelchair 40,000 km [25,000 miles] around the world to raise awareness of people with disabilities.