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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New restaurants in Nova Scotia required to be accessible by end of the month – Halifax

New restaurants in Nova Scotia required to be accessible by end of the month - Halifax

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 2, 2020 11:28 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Nova Scotia is requiring new restaurants, lunch counters, cafes and delis to be accessible to people with disabilities under rules that take effect […]

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AODA Alliance submits A Brief to Accessibility Standards Canada Listing the Federal Accessibility Standards We Need the Federal Government to Now Develop and Enact – Accessibility News, your Online Magazine Devoted to Disability Accessibility.

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

Last year, Canada’s Parliament passed the Accessible Canada Act ACA. It requires Canada to become accessible to people with disabilities by 2040. It lets the Federal Government enact a series of enforceable federal accessibility standards. Those regulations would spell out what organizations within reach of the Federal Government must do to remove and prevent disability […]

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Halifax construction leaves some intersections ‘impassable’ for wheelchairs and elderly, advocate says – Halifax

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A Halifax wheelchair user says it’s time that the city starts implementing mitigation measures to ensure people with disabilities can still safely access areas of the municipality that are under construction. “There’s a lot of corners on [Robie Street], right now, that are completely impassable for somebody with a disability, somebody who uses a […]

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As Employment in Canada Continues to Struggle, It’s Disabled Folks Who Feel It the Worst – Accessibility News, your Online Magazine Devoted to Disability Accessibility.

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

Because of my disability, I spent almost two decades trying to find stable, gainful employment. I never found it. Instead, I teetered between employment, underemployment and unemployment. I struggled to pay my bills, sometimes choosing between food, rent or mounting student debt payments. Read more athttp://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/opinion-as-employment-in-canada-continues-to-struggle-its-disabled-folks-who-feel-it-the-worst/ Related

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As Employment in Canada Continues to Struggle, It’s Disabled Folks Who Feel It the Worst – Accessibility News International

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

K.J. AielloSpecial to The Globe and MailPublished Sept. 11, 2020 K.J. Aiello is a Toronto-based freelance writer. Because of my disability, I spent almost two decades trying to find stable, gainful employment. I never found it. Instead, I teetered between employment, underemployment and unemployment. I struggled to pay my bills, sometimes choosing between food, rent […]

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Toronto restaurant discriminated against woman who uses mobility aids, tribunal rules – Toronto

Toronto restaurant discriminated against woman who uses mobility aids, tribunal rules - Toronto

TORONTO — A Toronto restaurant discriminated against a woman who uses mobility devices and “publicly humiliated” her by refusing to let her use its bathroom four years ago, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario has ruled. In a decision issued this week, the tribunal says Haily Butler-Henderson “experienced adverse treatment” when she was repeatedly refused […]

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