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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ARTICLES:

Committee Upholds T.O. e- Scooter Ban

Final decision on vehicles to be debated at council next month.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/committee-upholds-t-o-e-scooter-ban/

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.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/intel-and-ai-developer-create-backpack-for-visually-impaired/

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

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/manitoba-promises-new-income-support-program-for-people-with-severe-disabilities/

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.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/the-disabled-doctors-not-believed-by-their-colleagues/

AODA Alliance Updates:

In One Day, Advocacy Action on 3 Accessibility Fronts- Critical Care Triage, Electric Scooters and B.C. Disabilities Act

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/in-one-day-advocacy-action-on-3-accessibility-fronts-critical-care-triage-electric-scooters-and-b-c-disabilities-act/

After a Major Outpouring from People with Disabilities, Toronto Infrastructure Committee Unanimously Votes to Leave in Place the Ban on Electric Scooters – Next Week Toronto City Council Will Decide

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/after-a-major-outpouring-from-people-with-disabilities-toronto-infrastructure-committee-unanimously-votes-to-leave-in-place-the-ban-on-electric-scooters-next-week-toronto-city-council-will-decide/

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?

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/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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