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In this Issue
*Mohawk College moves successful Accessible Media Production Program to Continuing Education due to “cost cutting” measure
*Please Email the Ontario Government to Support the AODA Alliance’s Finalized Brief on Measures Needed to Meet the Needs of Students with Disabilities Now and During the Transition to Schools Re-Opening *Accessible Formats After the COVID-19 Pandemic
*Residents Complain About Lack of Accessibility for Wheelchair Users
*B.C. Advocate Says Proposed Federal COVID-19 Benefit For Canadians With Disabilities Leaves Many with Nothing *New Coordinated Accessibility Strategy Guides Carleton’s Commitment on Campus *New Student Group Seeks Mandatory Accessibility Classes for Lecturers
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Mohawk College moves successful Accessible Media Production Program to Continuing Education due to “cost cutting” measure
Mohawk College’s Accessible Media Production graduate program is the only one of its type, and has been drawing out of province/country interest as it moved to online delivery due to COVID-19. This week, the college’s executive made a cost-cutting decision to marginalize the full-time Accessible Media Production graduate certificate program over to Continuing Education, suspending the Fall 2020 full-time rollout.
Please Email the Ontario Government to Support the AODA Alliance’s Finalized Brief on Measures Needed to Meet the Needs of Students with Disabilities Now and During the Transition to Schools Re-Opening
Working at warp speed, the AODA Alliance has finalized and submitted its brief to the Ontario Government on what must be done to meet the needs of at least one third of a million students with disabilities in kindergarten to Grade 12 now and during the eventual transition to schools re-opening. We set out that 23-page brief below.
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Accessible Formats After the COVID-19 Pandemic
As businesses encourage people to stay home and contact them remotely, people rely more on online information. For instance, more people may now use apps to access store flyers instead of reading hard-copy print versions. Similarly, people may order groceries online rather than browsing store aisles in person. Moreover, these ways of accessing information online may be new to some customers. As a result, staff may be supporting customers by describing how their online services work, or troubleshooting remotely.
Residents Complain About Lack of Accessibility for Wheelchair Users
“We shouldn’t ” as anybody that needs a ramp ” (have to) fight the city for years to get it done,” said Gorman.
B.C. Advocate Says Proposed Federal COVID-19 Benefit For Canadians With Disabilities Leaves Many with Nothing
The federal government is considering a one-time emergency benefit for people with disabilities to help them cope with the added costs imposed by the pandemic, but a B.C.-based disability advocate says even if the legislation does pass, it won’t go far enough.
New Coordinated Accessibility Strategy Guides Carleton’s Commitment on Campus
More than a quarter of first-year students at Carleton self-identify as having a disability, and about 11 per cent have registered with the Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities. An additional six per cent of university staff report having some type of disability.
Ensuring that all of our students, staff, and faculty fully participate in Carleton’s life, work, and community means building on a longstanding culture of accessibility and inclusiveness.
New Student Group Seeks Mandatory Accessibility Classes for Lecturers
The group, known as the ‘Ability Co_op’, aims to promote awareness of students with disabilities on campus.
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