Accessibility News May 1,2021 Update
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In this Issue
*Committee Upholds T.O. e- Scooter Ban
*Intel and AI Developer Create Backpack for Visually Impaired
*Manitoba Promises New Income Support Program for People With Severe Disabilities
*The Disabled Doctors Not Believed by Their Colleagues
* AODA Alliance Updates
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Committee Upholds T.O. e- Scooter Ban
Final decision on vehicles to be debated at council next month.
Intel and AI Developer Create Backpack for Visually Impaired
Jagadish K. Mahendran, an independent Artificial Intelligence (AI) developer, and his team have collaborated with Intel to help ease the mode of transport for visually impaired people.
Manitoba Promises New Income Support Program for People With Severe Disabilities
New legislation will lift people out of EIA to a better income, the province vows
The Disabled Doctors Not Believed by Their Colleagues
When I was 15, I described what turned out to be the neurological symptoms of mental illness to my doctor. I told him I couldn’t do schoolwork, feel the cold, or understand a book. He suggested I go on walks if I was stressed.
This breakdown in communication, in which patient and doctor seem to live in different worlds, is well-documented by disabled people. Many feel they have to translate their experience, because disability and medical structures seem incompatible.
AODA Alliance Updates:
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If Hospital Overloads Require Critical Care Triage, Will the Ford Government Agree to Tell the Public the Daily Numbers of Patients Refused Life-Saving Critical Care They Need?
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