AccessiBe Spotlight Sessions
In this episode, they had the privilege of chatting with Roy Tuscany, the visionary Founder & CEO of High Fives Foundation. High Fives is a beacon of hope and support for individuals facing life-altering injuries in outdoor action sports, offering a vital lifeline for athletes and veterans alike. Join us as we delve into Roy’s inspiring journey and the impactful work of the High Fives Foundation.
- From Injury to Inspiration: Roy’s personal journey serves as the catalyst for the creation of High Fives. Sustaining a life-changing injury himself, Roy understood the challenges and uncertainties that come with such experiences. Through resilience and determination, he transformed his adversity into an opportunity to create a platform for others facing similar obstacles.
- Strength in Adversity: Despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, High Fives emerged even stronger. Roy’s unwavering commitment to the Foundation’s mission enabled them to adapt and continue providing crucial support to injured athletes and veterans. Their resilience in the face of adversity is a testament to their dedication and passion for their cause.
- Universal Design and Accessibility: Roy advocates for a paradigm shift in how we perceive accessibility. He believes that universal design should be the default standard, transcending the concept of mere accessibility. By prioritizing inclusivity in all aspects of design and infrastructure, we can create a world where everyone can fully participate and thrive.
- The Power of Community: At the heart of High Fives lies the power of family and community. Roy emphasizes the importance of solidarity and support in fostering hope and resilience. Through shared experiences and collective action, High Fives creates a supportive ecosystem where individuals can find strength and inspiration.
For more information on Roy Tuscany and the High Fives Foundation, visit: High Fives Foundation
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