People With Learning Disabilities ‘Extremely Vulnerable’ to the Effects of COVID-19

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People with learning disabilities with covid-19 are five times more likely to be admitted to hospital and eight times more likely to die compared with the general population of England, finds a study published by The BMJ today. Read more athttps://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/people-with-learning-disabilities-extremely-vulnerable-to-the-effects-of-covid-19/ Related

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New Program Helps People With Autism Overcome Barriers in Accessing COVID-19 Vaccines

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By Maria SarrouhToronto StarThursday, July 8, 2021 The noise, bright lights, winding lines and moving parts of mass immunization sites may be anxiety-inducing for plenty of people. But for some individuals with autism and others who have sensory issues, the experience can be entirely overwhelming. Among the “unmet needs” still hindering people with autism from […]

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With CBC’s Strong Commitment to Diversity and Equity in Its Programming, Why Won’t Its Flagship National Radio Program “The Current” Cover Disability Discrimination Dangers in Critical Care Triage Plans During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

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Who watches the watchers? The AODA Alliance has had to do so, when it comes to monitoring media coverage or lack of coverage of the danger since the start of the COVID-19pandemic of disability discrimination in access to life-saving critical care in Ontario hospitals. Read more athttps://aoda.ca/with-cbcs-strong-commitment-to-diversity-and-equity-in-its-programming-why-wont-its-flagship-national-radio-program-the-current-cover-disability-discrimination-dangers-in-critical-care-triage/ Related

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How People With Disabilities are Sticking Together During COVID-19

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I asked my mom about what happened when the doctors first told her about my disability. “They gave me a pamphlet,” she said, one that was 15 years out of date, and offered no advice on what we were supposed to do next. Read more athttps://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/how-people-with-disabilities-are-sticking-together-during-covid-19/ Related

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COVID-19 Pandemic Boosts Visibility of Sign Language, Increases Accessibility for Deaf Community – Accessibility News, your Online Magazine Devoted to Disability Accessibility.

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Sign language interpreters said that they hope increased use of interpreters during major events helps increase accessibility for the deaf community. Read more athttps://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/covid-19-pandemic-boosts-visibility-of-sign-language-increases-accessibility-for-deaf-community/ Related

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Yesterday’s Roundtable on Critical Care Triage during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Hosted by the Ontario Human Rights Commission, Leads the AODA Alliance to Again Write Health Minister Christine Elliott to Raise Important New Issues – Accessibility News, your Online Magazine Devoted to Disability Accessibility.

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Given the number of participants, we could only scratch the surface on this life-and-death issue during this two-hour roundtable. The painful fact that that day, Ontario had another record-breaking number of new COVID-19 infections made this discussion especially urgent and long-overdue. Read mroe athttps://aoda.ca/yesterdays-roundtable-on-critical-care-triage-during-the-covid-19-pandemic-hosted-by-the-ontario-human-rights-commission-leads-the-aoda-alliance-to-again-write-health-minister-christine-elliott-to/ Related

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The Ontario Bioethics Table’s Secret September 11, 2020 Recommendations on How to Ration or “Triage” Life-Saving Critical Medical Care if COVID-19 Cases Overload Ontario Hospitals are Finally Revealed, and Incorporate a Number of Disability Advocates’ Proposals – But We’re Not Out of the Triage Woods Yet! – Accessibility News, your Online Magazine Devoted to Disability Accessibility.

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What a major partial breakthrough we have had in our 9-month campaign to ensure that patients with disabilities face no discrimination in access to life-saving critical care if the uncontrolled surge in COVID-19 infections requires the rationing or triage of critical care in Ontario hospitals. Read more athttps://aoda.ca/the-ontario-bioethics-tables-secret-september-11-2020-recommendations-on-how-to-ration-or-%c2%93triage%c2%94-life-saving-critical-medical-care-if-covid-19-cases-overload-ontario-hospitals-are-fin/ Related

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Fewer Veterans Have Applied for Disability During COVID-19, Sparking Accessibility Concerns – Accessibility News International

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By Staff, The Canadian PressPosted October 25, 2020 The federal government is being criticized for not doing enough to help disabled veterans as new figures appear to confirm fears COVID-19 is making it more difficult for them to apply for assistance. The figures from Veterans Affairs Canada show about 8,000 veterans applied for disability benefits […]

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New captioned Video is Unveiled Today on Hardships People with Disabilities Face During the COVID-19 Pandemic, To Mark This Sunday, the 26th Anniversary of the Birth of Ontario’s Grassroots Movement for Disability Accessibility – Accessibility News, your Online Magazine Devoted to Disability Accessibility.

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Happy birthday to us! This Sunday, November 29, 2020, is the 26th anniversary of the birth of Ontario’s unstoppable grassroots non-partisan movement that successfully campaigned for a decade from 1994 to 2005 to get the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act passed, and that has tenaciously campaigned since then to get the AODA effectively implemented. […]

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