Accessibility essential for Alberta’s COVID-19 updates: ‘We have no choice but to wait’

Accessibility essential for Alberta’s COVID-19 updates: ‘We have no choice but to wait’

On Monday, an ASL/English interpreter was present during an Alberta Health COVID-19 update for the first time. It’s a significant moment for the deaf and hard of hearing community, which had called on the government to provide an interpreter or live captioning during the updates. READ MORE: 74 confirmed coronavirus cases in Alberta; cases detected […]

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Lumsden man hopes rule changes can improve hunting accessibility in Saskatchewan

Bobbie Cherepuschak is hoping to improve hunting accessibility in Saskatchewan.

Bobbie Cherepuschak has been hunting in Saskatchewan for nearly 20 years. An avid outdoorsman, Cherepuschak, who has spina bifida and uses a wheelchair to get around, has found a way to take his expeditions to the next level. Warning: The photo below may upset some readers. Bobbie Cherepuschak is hoping to improve hunting […]

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Six families with disabilities move into affordable housing units in Saskatoon – Saskatoon

Six families with disabilities move into affordable housing units in Saskatoon - Saskatoon

Posted February 28, 2020 7:30 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Six families in Saskatoon have a new place to call home. Three accessible semi-detached houses located throughout the city were designed and built specifically for people with disabilities and mobility issues. […]

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Vaudreuil residents struggle with lack of accessibility during the winter – Montreal

Vaudreuil residents struggle with lack of accessibility during the winter - Montreal

Piero Gervasi, who is paralyzed from the waist down and uses a wheelchair, recently moved into a condo in Vaudreuil for more accessibility. The interior of the condo has an open concept, with elevators and an exterior ramp, but Gervasi has been dealing with parking issues since he moved there in May. The issues started […]

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Quebec invests $4.2M toward better accessibility at Place des Arts metro – Montreal

Quebec invests $4.2M toward better accessibility at Place des Arts metro - Montreal

A corridor built in 1966 that grants access to Montreal’s Place des Arts will be more accessible thanks to a $ 4.2 million grant from the Quebec government. The corridor, which will be the subject of major works, connects the complex to Place des Arts metro station. A staircase will first be demolished, then a […]

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Review finds Ontario far from goal of full accessibility by 2025

Review finds Ontario far from goal of full accessibility by 2025

TORONTO – A former Ontario lieutenant-governor tasked with reviewing the disability legislation says the province is nowhere near meeting its stated goal of full accessibility by 2025. David Onley’s scathing report says the vision put forward in the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act is a “mirage.” READ MORE: Ontario election: Some voters report issues […]

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Snowy streets, sidewalks causing difficulties for Calgarians with disabilities – Calgary

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The snowy, icy conditions in Calgary are making for a tough go for pedestrians, but it can be especially dangerous for those who use mobility aids. When snow and slush starts to build up it can make an already tiresome, almost unbearable journey. It’s something Patrick White said can be a simple fix if people […]

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Sold-out Halifax disX show breaks down disability barriers – Halifax

Sold-out Halifax disX show breaks down disability barriers - Halifax

Haligonians with disabilities are challenging the media — and the public — to change the way they think about disability. Speakers at the inaugural Halifax DisabilityX (disX) show shared their personal stories on stage on Thursday in an attempt to shed some light on an experience they say many able-bodied folks tie to stereotypes or consider […]

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Calgarians mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities – Calgary

Calgarians mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities - Calgary

People in Calgary marked International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) at Central Library on Monday. The IDPD event highlighted the achievements of people with disabilities in the city and included opportunities to learn about programs, resources and services in the disabled community. “The goal of IDPD is to bring awareness to disability and continue […]

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B.C. government announces funding to bolster inclusion and accessibility for people with disabilities

B.C. government announces funding to bolster inclusion and accessibility for people with disabilities

The provincial government marked the International Day of Persons with Disabilities by announcing $500,000 in funding for projects that support accessibility and inclusivity. Sixteen non-profit organizations across B.C will receive grants of up to $40,000, Social Development Minister Shane Simpson said Monday. Money will be distributed through Disability Alliance BC. READ MORE: Disabled advocates applaud Vancouver’s proposal […]

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