Proposed Canadian travel regulations for people with disabilities don’t go far enough, critics say – BC

Proposed Canadian travel regulations for people with disabilities don’t go far enough, critics say - BC

For people living with disabilities, travelling can be a challenge. The Canadian Transportation Agency and federal accessibility minister announced new proposed regulations that promise to be a game-changer for travellers with disabilities. The proposed regulations would affect communication, training, accessibility and service on large airlines, rail, ferries, buses and terminals. For example, terminals would be […]

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B.C. woman says trampoline park denied access to brother’s autism service dog

B.C. woman says trampoline park denied access to brother’s autism service dog

A Maple Ridge woman is speaking out after she claims a Langley adventure park refused access to her brother with autism’s service dog. Danica Dutt says because her 11-year-old brother Kai sometimes has outbursts and breakdowns, he needs to have his accredited service dog Rosie there to help calm him down. On Wednesday, she and […]

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Sold-out Compass Card wristbands now being sold online for a big profit – BC

Sold-out Compass Card wristbands now being sold online for a big profit - BC

It’s no secret the Compass Card wristbands are a hit. Trans Link says it sold out of the wristbands on Monday morning, with a new shipment not coming until 2019. The wristbands, which work the same as a Compass Card, allow riders to tap in and tap out when travelling on transit. Jeremy was one […]

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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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Advocates say more funding needed for diagnosis and treatment of dyslexia in B.C. – BC

Advocates say more funding needed for diagnosis and treatment of dyslexia in B.C. - BC

Remember getting a class assignment back with red correction marks on it? Now imagine if your paper was covered in red ink, and it was because you were being forced to understand a language you didn’t get. Now imagine it’s your native language, which you struggle to read or write. That’s what people with dyslexia […]

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Six employees file human rights complaints against UBC alleging discrimination – BC

Six employees file human rights complaints against UBC alleging discrimination - BC

The University of British Columbia (UBC) is facing several human rights complaints for allegedly denying employees promotions, terminating them because of a disability or for being pregnant. The Association of Administrative and Professional Staff is the union that represents about 4,500 UBC employees. Executive director Joey Hansen said the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal has agreed […]

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