Waiting list ‘abyss’ in N.S. for care and housing of people with disabilities: doctor

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A Nova Scotia family doctor says people with intellectual disabilities can develop illnesses ranging from diabetes to stroke when forced to live in unsuitable housing without expert help. Dr. Karen McNeil told a legislature committee today many families feel like they’re experiencing “an abyss” because their loved ones languish on a 1,698-person waiting list, […]

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Accessibility advocates say Peggy’s Cove viewing deck will ensure safe access for all – Halifax

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The recent public announcement of a multimillion-dollar project that would see an accessible viewing deck constructed at Peggy’s Cove, has been met with plenty of different views and opinions. Following the announcement, Michelle Paul, a Mi’kmaw water protector, raised concern over the possibility of construction damaging areas where Mi’kmaq harvest sweetgrass, one of their […]

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Nova Scotia investing $3.1M for construction of viewing deck on Peggy’s Cove shore – Halifax

Design showing how the viewing deck will look like (Develop Nova Scotia)

The province of Nova Scotia announced Friday that it will be investing $3.1 million to support the construction of an accessible viewing deck on the rugged shore of Peggy’s Cove, one of the province’s most popular tourist areas. This new project will help ensure a safe, accessible and engaging experience for visitors, business operators and […]

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Accessibility Principles Across Canada – Accessibility News, your Online Magazine Devoted to Disability Accessibility.

The Mass Migration to Online Learning is Leaving Disabled Students Behind – Accessibility News International

Many separate accessibility standards development processes exist in Canada. Ontario, Manitoba, and Nova Scotia all have laws that mandate creation of provincial accessibility standards. In addition, the Accessible Canada Act mandates accessibility standards that apply to organizations under federal jurisdiction. However, the government of Canada intends to coordinate federal and provincial accessibility laws. Read more […]

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Government of Canada Fighting the Alliance for the Equality of Blind Canadians in Court – Accessibility News International

The Mass Migration to Online Learning is Leaving Disabled Students Behind – Accessibility News International

OTTAWA, ON (December 2, 2020) The Government of Canada is fighting a small registered charity and not-for-profit organization in court and refusing to ensure that its websites are accessible to blind, deafblind and partially sighted Canadians. In 2019, the Alliance for the Equality of Blind Canadians (“AEBC”) brought a human rights complaint against the Government […]

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Government of Canada Fighting the Alliance for the Equality of Blind Canadians in Court – Accessibility News, your Online Magazine Devoted to Disability Accessibility.

The Mass Migration to Online Learning is Leaving Disabled Students Behind – Accessibility News International

The Government of Canada is fighting a small registered charity and not-for-profit organization in court and refusing to ensure that its websites are accessible to blind, deafblind and partially sighted Canadians. Read more athttps://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/government-of-canada-fighting-the-alliance-for-the-equality-of-blind-canadians-in-court/ Related

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Wheelchair users urge proper sidewalk clearing after Saskatchewan snowstorm

Bill Lehne and Tasnim Jaisee say snow-covered sidewalks are a barrier for people who use wheelchairs or other mobility devices.

Many Saskatchewan residents were stuck at home earlier this week after an intense snowstorm left hip-high snowdrifts in its wake.  Some people trudged through the snow and dug out their vehicles, but a Saskatoon woman who uses a wheelchair still hasn’t left her house. Read more: Residential streets to be cleared as Saskatoon continues […]

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March of Dimes hosts virtual kitchen party fundraiser

March of Dimes hosts virtual kitchen party fundraiser

It’s a new twist on a social gathering in a world of social distancing. On Saturday, Nov. 7, March of Dimes Canada is hosting a virtual kitchen party to support Canadians living with disabilities during the second wave of COVID-19. The Conquer the Curve Kitchen Cèilidh will invite participants to prepare dinner from home […]

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Rights of woman who is deaf, blind breached by how student loan administered: Ontario court

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TORONTO — An Ontario court has ruled that the provincial and federal governments must operate their student loan program in a way that ensures those with disabilities who take longer to complete their studies are not saddled with more debt than their able-bodied peers. But Superior Court Justice Lorne Sossin says the Canada Student […]

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COVID-19 crisis impacting Montreal school, association for people with special needs – Montreal

COVID-19 crisis impacting Montreal school, association for people with special needs - Montreal

Sabrina Viviani loves to play with her three-year-old daughter Milana. But the mother is disappointed that part of Milana’s routine has been interrupted by the coronavirus. The pandemic has closed the Pat Roberts Centre since mid-March — a pre-school for children with special needs. “It was her home, it was her friends, her teacher. […]

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