AccessibleNiagara.com was founded by Linda Crabtree in the early 1990s and has been redesigned several times, always to make it more inclusive.
Linda and colleague, Eileen Zarafonitis, both former newspaper journalists, have personally audited 99 per cent of the venues on the site. Linda has Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT), also known as hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy (HMSN). She hasn’t walked in more than 20 years and uses an electric scooter both outdoors and inside for mobility. She is also a student of Universal Design and Visitability. Wherever Linda can go on her fairly large outdoor scooter, anyone using a manual or electric chair should be able to follow.
Thanks this time around goes to Tom Pokinko, Master of Design (MDes) for designing the technical end of this site and for his patience with Linda while she condensed the former site by half during the five months they worked together (Jan-May 2014). Tom is now based in London, England but continues to be onboard for any glitches.
We are now on WordPress and hosted by GoDaddy. Thanks to the good people at the Niagara Parks Commission for their continual support throughout the years as well as Niagara Falls Tourism and HOCO Entertainment. July/2016
Note (July 2018): After 16 years of providing support for travellers with disabilities in the Niagara Region, Linda Crabtree has retired. This site is now operated and maintained by Sterling Frazer Associates. The site is undergoing changes and will be updated during the summer of 2018.
We wish to thank Linda for all the work she has done tirelessly for the disability community for all these years.