Filming in Vancouver: The Magicians, Are You Afraid of the Dark, and the Healing Powers of Dude

The Magicians

This week sees three TV series starting up.

One is a magical show—but will be continuing on without one of its leading characters.

Another is a scary show that brings back a campfire from the 1990s.

And a third show is already receiving some positive response from some observers from disability communities.

Here’s a look at what’s happening Vancouver’s screen scene this week.

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Filming in Vancouver: The Magicians, Are You Afraid of the Dark, and the Healing Powers of Dude

Filming in Vancouver: The Terror, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Healing Powers of Dude

George Takei stars in The Terror: Infamy

As one show finishes up, another one starts.

That’s usually the norm in Vancouver’s screen scene and such is the case this week.

In fact, one horror TV series is calling it a wrap while another horror series gets started.

But where they differ is that one is set in a historical event while the other is set in a world of witchcraft and teen drama.

Speaking of adolescents, there’s forthcoming series that will shoot its inaugural season here for which there’s very little detail, with the exception of a casting call that is drawing praise from people with disabilities.

Interesting finding out more? See you after the jump.

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Filming in Vancouver: The Terror, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Healing Powers of Dude

Rick Hansen 2.0: New app for ranking wheelchair access

Wondering how the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, the Blue Water Cafe or hundreds of other venues around Vancouver stack up in terms of wheelchair access and accessibility?

There’s an app for that.

Planat, a new app from the Rick Hansen Foundation, lets users rank and review restaurants, hotels, shops and other venues in terms of accessibility.  Since its launch in October, Planat has been used by thousands of people in 16 countries to upload info about everything from wheelchair access ramps to quality of customer service.

Hansen is returning to Vancouver on May 22 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his original Man in Motion Tour, when he traversed the globe in a wheelchair.  Since that time, accessibility for people with spinal injuries, as well as other mobility impairments, has changed dramatically.  Planat shows how far we’ve come – and how far we still have to go.

So how does the app work and who gets top marks in the city?

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Rick Hansen 2.0: New app for ranking wheelchair access