Telehealth May Worsen Digital Divide for People With Disabilities(PWDs) – Accessibility News International

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A recently published JAMIA paper argues that design, implementation and policy considerations must be taken into account when developing virtual care technology. By Kat JercichNovember 23, 2020 Much has been made of telehealth’s potential to bridge the accessibility gap for those who may be otherwise underserved by the healthcare systems. But, experts said in a […]

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Saskatoon’s Council Chambers Sees Significant Renovation – Accessibility News International

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

CTV News Saskatoon StaffPublished Monday, November 16, 2020 When Saskatoon’s new city council sits for the first time, it will be in an upgraded council chambers. This past fall, council chambers underwent renovations to improve its function and accessibility, the city said in a news release. Improvements include audio visual upgrades to improve video and […]

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BC Human Rights Tribunal Upholds Complaint That Victoria Bike Lanes Discriminate Against the Blind – Accessibility News International

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

Adam ChanCTV News, November 13, 2020 VICTORIA — The BC Human Rights Tribunal says a complaint filed against the City of Victoria arguing that bike lanes that separate sidewalks from “floating bus stops” create unsafe conditions for blind pedestrians is justified. The dispute began in 2018, after the Canadian Federation of the Blind (CFB) submitted […]

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Disability Advocates Say Assisted Dying Bill Fails to Protect Vulnerable Canadians – Accessibility News International

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

Man suffering from neurological disorder says MAID easier to access than supports for disabled Canadians Kathleen Harris, CBC NewsPosted: Nov 10, 2020 The House of Commons justice committee heard today from opponents of the federal government’s plan to change the rules for medical assistance in dying. Advocates for Canadians with disabilities are sounding the alarm […]

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NotAWitch Calls Out ‘The Witches’ Movie for Portrayal of Disability – Accessibility News International

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

The film, which stars Anne Hathaway, associates physical impairment with witches By IPCNov. 3, 2020 WarnerBros’ latest movie ‘The Witches’ has triggered a stir among the disability community with its negative portrayal of limb deficiencies. The film, featuring actress Anne Hathaway, heavily portrays evil witches with distinct physical impairments in their hands and feet. With […]

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

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

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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Ottawa Inventor Sees Rising Interest in Hands-Free Elevator-hailing App – Accessibility News International

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

By: David SaliPublished: Oct 23, 2020 Before the pandemic struck, Ke Wang had devoted the better part of the last two years to developing a smartphone app that would allow people with disabilities like himself to open doors and call elevators without touching any handles or buttons. Little did he know his invention targeted at […]

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Voters With Disabilities Disappointed, Frustrated By B.C. Election Campaign – Accessibility News International

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Accessibility legislation, poverty and children with special needs among hot-button issues largely ignored Cathy Browne , CBC NewsPosted: Oct 23, 2020 Albert Ruel is tired. The blind advocate has been fighting for improved access, inclusion and human rights protection for people with disabilities for the past 30 years. And he’s frustrated that the B.C. election […]

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