Meet the team

Robin whyte – author and model

My name is Robin Whyte and I was born and raised on the Saanich Peninsula, on beautiful southern Vancouver Island. An extrovert by nature, I love to get out and enjoy all that I can, whether that is Victoria’s vibrant culinary scene, local wineries, theatre, concerts, sporting events, and all things wild and natural. I have MS, and use a small mobility scooter to get around. On my website, “Girl About Town: Accessible Victoria”, I post reviews of local restaurants and attractions, and their accessibility from the perspective of a person in a wheelchair. I created this site for other folks with mobility challenges to access critical information regarding infrastructure that isn’t always accessible. I am an Accessibility Consultant and a Disability Advocate. I am passionate about accessibility because universally designed spaces work for everyone.

Robin Whyte, Accessible Travel Guide Author

Graham dorsay – videographer

This project really opened my eyes to the importance of creating accessibility for all. As a Filmmaker, it was incredible hearing the stories of every model for these trips. I’m encouraged to see the ways businesses, parks, and organizations are adapting their spaces to ensure everyone can enjoy them.

lexa bergen – project producer, Disability Advocate, Ally and Photographer

Having experienced Chronic Illness and disability for many years of my life I have an empathetic understanding of the challenges one can experience when adaptations are required in day to day life and when traveling. As an Advocate I work to bring more equitable experiences for those requiring adaptations in our community and culture so that we may all show up and live our most expansive lives. This project has been an absolute joy and privilege. Meeting and engaging with a scope of individuals to promote and connect over accessibility has been enlightening and motivating.

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