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In this Issue
*On Monday, May 4, 2020 at 3 pm Eastern Time, Login and Take Part in a New Online Virtual Town Hall on How Teachers and Parents Can Try to Meet the Learning Needs of Students with Disabilities While Schools are Closed Due to the COVID-19 Crisis
*AODA Alliance Asks Ontario Education Minister Stephen Lecce to Take Important Actions to Meet the Urgent Needs of Students with Disabilities During the COVID-19 Crisis
*Hong Kong’s Visually Impaired Deprived of Covid-19 Information With Half of Chinese-Language News Apps Inaccessible, NGO Finds
*Customers with Invisible Disabilities in the COVID-19 Pandemic
*B.C. Woman With Disability Dies Alone in Hospital Due to COVID-19 Visitor Restrictions
*Innovative Masks to Help Persons with Visual Impairment
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On Monday, May 4, 2020 at 3 pm Eastern Time, Login and Take Part in a New Online Virtual Town Hall on How Teachers and Parents Can Try to Meet the Learning Needs of Students with Disabilities While Schools are Closed Due to the COVID-19 Crisis
On Monday Afternoon, May 4, 2020 from 3 to 4 pm Eastern time, please use your computer, smart phone, tablet or smart TV to attend the Virtual Town Hall that the AODA Alliance and Ontario Autism Coalition are jointly organizing and hosting.
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AODA Alliance Asks Ontario Education Minister Stephen Lecce to Take Important Actions to Meet the Urgent Needs of Students with Disabilities During the COVID-19 Crisis
Ontario Minister of Education Stephen Lecce has been in the public spotlight a great deal speaking about the Ford Governmentâs plans to meet the needs of students during the COVID-19 crisis. But what is he and his Ministry planning to do for students with disabilities during this crisis?
Hong Kong’s Visually Impaired Deprived of Covid-19 Information With Half of Chinese-Language News Apps Inaccessible, NGO Finds
Hong Kong Blind Union says 2,000 kept out of the loop over city’s infected tally, mask availability and other important updates
Five of the 10 Chinese-language media reviewed fell short in areas such as font size and screen display
Customers with Invisible Disabilities in the COVID-19 Pandemic
As Ontarians continue physical distancing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, essential services are offering hours of service especially for seniors and customers with disabilities. During these times, only customers who are seniors or who have disabilities are allowed to come into stores. As a result, store staff must understand that they cannot always tell by looking at a person whether or not that person has a disability.
B.C. Woman With Disability Dies Alone in Hospital Due to COVID-19 Visitor Restrictions
The family of a B.C. woman with a disability is calling for an investigation after she died alone at the Peace Arch Hospital.
Innovative Masks to Help Persons with Visual Impairment
ISRAEL: For the hearing impaired, this is no easy task, as it adds an extra layer of difficulty to their ability to communicate, often times with various service providers such as doctors and nurses. As face masks have become an inseparable part of the lives of millions of Israelis there are those who may have more trouble with the new law requiring to wear them.
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