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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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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Canadians with disabilities struggling financially due to coronavirus pandemic: survey – National

Canadians with disabilities struggling financially due to coronavirus pandemic: survey - National

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted August 27, 2020 1:23 pm     Updated August 27, 2020 1:24 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A Statistics Canada report suggests that more than half of Canadians with disabilities […]

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Cosmo offers bottle, can pick-up service from Saskatoon households – Saskatoon

Cosmo offers bottle, can pick-up service from Saskatoon households - Saskatoon

People with recyclables taking up space in their Saskatoon homes can sign up for home pick-up to take away that mountain of cans and bottles that have piled up during the novel coronavirus pandemic. When COVID-19 struck, Cosmo Industries said it was about to launch its new program, Cans4Cosmo, to collect deposit containers from residential […]

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Coronavirus: Accessibility advocate calls on Ford government to provide support for special needs students

Coronavirus: Accessibility advocate calls on Ford government to provide support for special needs students

A Toronto-based accessibility advocate is calling on the Ontario government for a comprehensive plan to remove barriers that online learning creates for students with disabilities. “We’ve been calling on the government to show leadership. Whether it’s the crisis in nursing homes or the crisis facing students with disabilities, it’s the recurring failure to lead,” said […]

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Global Mental Health Crisis Looming Due to coronavirus Pandemic, UN Warns – Accessibility News, your Online Magazine Devoted to Disability Accessibility.

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

While countries around the world continue to mobilize to contain the spread of COVID-19, mental health experts say we can’t lose sight of an equally alarming issue: The long-term mental health impact the coronavirus pandemic is going to leave on society. Read more athttp://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/global-mental-health-crisis-looming-due-to-coronavirus-pandemic-un-warns/ Related

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Global Mental Health Crisis Looming Due to coronavirus Pandemic, UN Warns – Accessibility News International

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

Kate Kelland ReutersMay 14, 2020 While countries around the world continue to mobilize to contain the spread of COVID-19, mental health experts say we can’t lose sight of an equally alarming issue: The long-term mental health impact the coronavirus pandemic is going to leave on society. A mental illness crisis is looming as millions of […]

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Why Coronavirus May Make the World More Accessible – Accessibility News, your Online Magazine Devoted to Disability Accessibility.

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

With millions under lockdown, many non-disabled people are experiencing, for the first time, how it feels to have external barriers preventing you from participating in everyday life. But although countries around the world have put policies and practices in place to make public spaces, workplaces and other aspects of society more accessible, many barriers still […]

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Why Coronavirus May Make the World More Accessible – Accessibility News International

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

BBC Future With millions under lockdown, many non-disabled people are experiencing, for the first time, how it feels to have external barriers preventing you from participating in everyday life. But although countries around the world have put policies and practices in place to make public spaces, workplaces and other aspects of society more accessible, many […]

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People With Visual Impairments Struggling to Access Essentials During coronavirus Restrictions – Accessibility News, your Online Magazine Devoted to Disability Accessibility.

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

Christine Kennedy-Babineau, the program and resource development manager for CNIB New Brunswick, said some of the changes that have been made at grocery stores are presenting a challenge for people with vision loss. “Now we have lines where you are supposed to go to line up and arrows directing traffic flow through stores and someone […]

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