Accessibility News October 10,2020 Update – Accessibility News, your Online Magazine Devoted to Disability Accessibility.
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In this Issue
*New Restaurants, Cafes in N.S. Must Be Accessible to Meet Food Safety Requirements
*Web Accessibility and The Law
*Disability Advocates Applaud Federal Pandemic Aid, But Say Payment Should Be Higher
*MPI Compensation ‘Laughable,’ Senior Says – Not Offering Enough to Replace Electric Wheelchair
*Disability Rights Group Sues San Diego Over Scooters On Sidewalks
*Promised Funds for Disabled Still Haven’t Arrived
*Ford Government Refuses to Make Public Its Bioethics Table Report Recommending Which Seriously-Ill COVID-19 Patients Should Be Refused Critical Medical Care They Need if the Surge in COVID-19 Cases Exceeds Hospital Capacity
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New Restaurants, Cafes in N.S. Must Be Accessible to Meet Food Safety Requirements
Any new sit-down restaurants and cafes starting up in Nova Scotia will need an accessible washroom, entrances and pathways to meet food safety requirements.
Web Accessibility and The Law
How do you make your website accessible?
How do you stay in compliance with digital accessibility law?
eSSENTIAL Accessibility’s Chief Accessibility & Legal Officer, Kris Rivenburgh, will quickly bring you up to speed in our “Web Accessibility and the Law” webinar on Tuesday, October 13 at 2:30pm ET.
Disability Advocates Applaud Federal Pandemic Aid, But Say Payment Should Be Higher
“It’s frustrating that some of the most vulnerable and most needy Canadians are the last in line and also waiting months to get their support when other emergency payments were released within a matter of weeks after the pandemic started,” Dickinson said.
MPI Compensation “Laughable,’ Senior Says ” Not Offering Enough to Replace Electric Wheelchair
Three months ago, Arthur Ray was crossing Main Street in his motorized wheelchair when a vehicle hit him and damaged the wheelchair significantly, leaving the 76-year-old without a way to safely get around.
Disability Rights Group Sues San Diego Over Scooters On Sidewalks
Electric scooters have taken cities across the country by surprise, sometimes causing conflicts with city authorities and pedestrians. In San Diego, the scooters have led to a federal lawsuit claiming the new devices cause discrimination against people with disabilities.
Promised Funds for Disabled Still Haven’t Arrived
Pandemic has laid bare systemic issues for people with disabilities
Lene Andersen says it’s hard to feel optimistic about Ottawa’s plans for Canadians living with a disability after waiting months for emergency funding that was promised, but never came. That’s something Employment Minister Carla Qualtrough takes personally.
Ford Government Refuses to Make Public Its Bioethics Table Report Recommending Which Seriously-Ill COVID-19 Patients Should Be Refused Critical Medical Care They Need if the Surge in COVID-19 Cases Exceeds Hospital Capacity
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