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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Quadriplegic living in Calgary wins award for making spaces more accessible – Calgary

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It’s been 16 years since a moment in time changed Sean Crump’s life. “I broke my neck in 2004. I went camping with friends and ran into the water and I did a dolphin dive and there was a sandbank and I hit the sandbank. “I was 19, so you’re getting used to the […]

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New Real Estate Features Help Identify Accessible Housing – Accessibility News, your Online Magazine Devoted to Disability Accessibility.

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The Heartland Multiple Listing Service, an informational housing system used by real estate agents in the St. Joseph and Kansas City area, has added a more detailed filtering system for accessibility features. Read more athttps://aoda.ca/new-real-estate-features-help-identify-accessible-housing/ Related

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Quebec invests $4.2M toward better accessibility at Place des Arts metro – Montreal

Quebec invests $4.2M toward better accessibility at Place des Arts metro - Montreal

A corridor built in 1966 that grants access to Montreal’s Place des Arts will be more accessible thanks to a $ 4.2 million grant from the Quebec government. The corridor, which will be the subject of major works, connects the complex to Place des Arts metro station. A staircase will first be demolished, then a […]

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Preschool program brings ‘light’ to parents of child with disabilities

Preschool program brings ‘light’ to parents of child with disabilities

Just a couple of years ago, Angelina Shirley couldn’t imagine sending her then two-year-old daughter Sadie to preschool. Legally blind, deaf, non-verbal and requiring the use of a wheelchair, little Sadie faced significant challenges. So too did her parents when it came to trying to help their daughter. READ MORE: How to address sibling rivalries […]

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Calgary photographers donate work to accessible housing building, ‘something to inspire us’ – Calgary

Calgary photographers donate work to accessible housing building, ‘something to inspire us’ - Calgary

As she straightens the large photo she’s hanging, Cathy Lockerby takes a moment to describe the beautiful moment she captured with her camera, a colourful collection of spring flowers. “It’s from the tulip garden called Tulip Town, in Washington state,” Lockerby said. READ MORE: Southern Alberta 12-year-old recognized internationally for wildlife photography Lockerby and other […]

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Lethbridge church gives people with disabilities a night to shine – Lethbridge

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Braydon Strong felt good and looked good on Friday night. When he put on his tailored suit and sprayed some cologne, he felt ready for a party. “He has just been talking about this non-stop for like, at least two weeks,” said Braydon’s caregiver Justin Ball. The 18-year-old suited up to cut a rug at […]

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Alberta non-profit hopes to keep kids with disabilities warm during winter months

Alberta non-profit hopes to keep kids with disabilities warm during winter months

An Edmonton man is hoping that some creativity from his parents will help kids living with disabilities spend more time outdoors. When Zachary Weeks was a child winters took a toll on him. The 30-year-old lives with cerebral palsy and has relied on a wheelchair since the age of four. Spending time outside playing with […]

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