Accessibility News July 31,2021 Update

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With a Federal Election Looming, Two Captioned Videos Explain Why Canada Needs a Strong Accessible Canada Act and Why the One that Passed in 2019 Needs to Be Strengthened

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It sure looks, sounds, tastes and smells like there is a federal election in the air. That means it is time for disability advocates to gear up to ask the federal parties for election commitments on accessibility for over six million people with disabilities in Canada! Read more athttps://aoda.ca/with-a-federal-election-looming-two-captioned-videos-explain-why-canada-needs-a-strong-accessible-canada-act-and-why-the-one-that-passed-in-2019-needs-to-be-strengthened/ Related

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This Deaf-Blind Paralympian was Told to Navigate Tokyo Alone. So She Quit Team USA.

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Five years ago, Becca Meyers was on the floor of her room in the Olympic Village at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympics, balled up and sobbing, frustrated and terrified. She had stopped eating because she couldn’t find the athletes’ dining area. Read more athttps://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/this-deaf-blind-paralympian-was-told-to-navigate-tokyo-alone-so-she-quit-team-usa/ Related

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Independence Science Receives Award From National Federation of the Blind for Making Science More Accessible

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category all, international]“Blind students remotely control the Sci-Voice TLQ2 device that is connected to the teacher’s host computer. They can start and stop data collection, graph data and explore data tables,” Hingson said. “By sharing audio in the virtual meeting platform, the JAWS audio feed – made possible by our partner VISPERO – comes through […]

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Saint John family hopes to raise funds for accessible van – New Brunswick | Globalnews.ca

Changes at Parlee Beach means improved access for people with

One Saint John family is hoping to raise enough money to buy an accessible van. Matthew and Mary Webb’s oldest daughter Gemma has cerebral palsy and is non-verbal. The two have to take Gemma to the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, about a four-hour drive, every six weeks for the next two to three […]

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Accessibility News July 24,2021 Update

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Please Send Us Your Feedback on the AODA Alliance’s Draft Brief to the Health Care Standards Development Committee on the Disability Barriers in Ontario’s Health Care System

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We’ve been busy as can be, writing a brief that we plan to submit by August 11, 2021 to the Health Care Standards Development Committee. The Ontario Government appointed that Committee back in 2017 to come up with recommendations on what the promised Health Care Accessibility Standard should include. The Health Care Accessibility Standard is […]

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