Our Work in Action

May 27, 2020

Cameron at the ROM

MagnusCards has guides for the Royal Ontario Museum – Cameron is 14 years old and has been fascinated with dinosaurs his entire life. On Sunday, Cameron and his family were on their way to the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) in Toronto for a day of learning, exploration and – of course! – dinosaurs. Cameron has autism. His mom Melanie generally prefers at-home

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May 27, 2020

Brushing to a Brighter Future

Everyone deserves a future they can smile about. Colgate champions this simple and powerful message, and is determined to provide people everywhere, from every walk of life, with steps toward a better future, full of healthy smiles.

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April 29, 2019

Kent District Library in Michigan Launches MagnusCards

Kent District Library was the first library in the United States of America to introduce MagnusCards®, a new initiative to assist patrons with cognitive special needs, such as autism. MagnusCards leverages technology to empower and aid people as they engage in a variety of everyday activities, offering digital “Card Decks” that provide step-by-step instructions to

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April 23, 2019

A&W Won My Business Because It Operates With Purpose

You probably eat fast food. Many people do so daily. According to a CDC report, almost 40% of Americans consume fast food on a daily basis. Cheryl Fryar, CDC health statistician, said, “On any given day in the United States, an estimated 36.6% or approximately 84.8 million adults consume fast food.” That’s a lot of fast food

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April 16, 2019

Oishei Children’s Hospital in Buffalo Launches MagnusCards

With a focus on improving the overall experience for children with autism and cognitive special needs who visit the Children’s Guild Foundation Autism Spectrum Disorder Center at Oishei Children’s Hospital, MagnusCards® introduces patients and families to common hospital situations (like a trip to the emergency or prepping for a surgical procedure). Oishei Children’s Hospital has

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February 07, 2019

McCarran Airport in Los Vegas Launches MagnusCards

McCarran International Airport was the first airport in the United States of America to introduce MagnusCards®, a new initiative to assist travelers with cognitive special needs, such as autism. McCarran’s goal is to ensure that all passengers are able to safely and efficiently navigate through the airport. The MagnusCards app, with its customized Card Decks,

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July 04, 2018

Winnipeg Richardson Airport Launches MagnusCards

Winnipeg Airports Authority, in partnership with Magnusmode, has launched a new initiative to assist travellers with cognitive special needs: MagnusCards®. The cards increase accessibility for travellers with cognitive impairments by using digital guides to help people access the airport. The Card Decks use pictures of the airport, along with plain language text to offer step-by-step

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June 12, 2018

Magnusmode and Colgate-Palmolive Receive QSAC Award

After developing MagnusCards digital guides to oral health for those with autism, Magnusmode and their client, Colgate-Palmolive, were co-recipients of the 2018 ‘Change Maker’ Award from QSAC (Quality Services for the Autism Community). The award recognizes the impact made in the autism community in New York.

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April 24, 2018

At CIBC, accessibility goes hand-in-hand with innovation

How MagnusCards are part of one bank’s mission to build a more inclusive society – “Every great technological or social advance has been about breaking down barriers for different groups, leading to iterative advances in society as a whole,” says Robert Chamberland, Inclusive Design Consultant at CIBC. The statement — an important one in an

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March 05, 2018

A&W Serves a Side of Confidence

How one restaurant chain is leading the charge on accessible dining with MagnusCards – Walk to the counter. Scan the menu. Order the classic: a burger paired with a frothy, glass mug of root beer. The transactional nature of ordering a meal at a fast food restaurant seems like second nature. But break down that

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February 22, 2018

Accessibility takes flight at Toronto Pearson International Airport

How Magnusmode is building a better travel experience at Canada’s largest airport – The ability to criss-cross the globe by plane with both ease and speed is an engineering triumph. Bright minds have not only managed to develop the technology necessary for safe, comfortable flight, they’ve developed the international system of high-functioning, high-traffic airports that

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January 26, 2018

Empowering Exploration at the Toronto Zoo

How MagnusCards facilitate experiential learning and excitement about nature – In the heart of Toronto, Canada, 5,000 animals are waiting along 10 kilometres of trail. They’re slipping through crannies of a coral reef and emerging from the depths of the icy water. They’re laying patiently among the grasses, and effortlessly leaping between tree limbs overhead.

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April 16, 2017

Inspired by Sibling Love: CBC Documentary

In April 2017, CBC ran this touching documentary that shared the sibling love behind the creation of MagnusCards, featuring Magnusmode Founder Nadia Hamilton and her autistic brother Troy.

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