Accessible Tourism Identified as ‘Game Changer’ for Destinations – Accessibility News International

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3 Dec 20 Ensuring accessibility for tourists with specific access requirements can be a ‘game changer’ for destinations around the world as they look to bounce back from the impacts of the pandemic. A new set of Inclusive Recovery Guides from the World Tourism Organization, produced in partnership with the European Network for Accessible Tourism […]

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Cyberpunk Adds Epilepsy Warning After Reviewer Warns of Seizures – Accessibility News International

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

Published December 11, 2020 The developer of Cyberpunk 2077 is adding warnings to the game, after reviewers and charities complained it caused epileptic seizures. It thanked one reviewer who said it had triggered “one major seizure” and left them “close” to another several times. “Regarding a more permanent solution, [the] dev team is currently exploring […]

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Why Disability Advocates are Worried About Changes to Canada’s Medical Assistance in Dying Bill – Accessibility News International

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

Jeff Preston wants to know what governments are doing to help people with disabilities live Rebecca Zandbergen , CBC NewsPosted: Dec 08, 2020 If Bill C-7 passes, the federal government will give many more Canadians access to medical assisted dying (MAID), particularly those in the disability community. The legislation removes a requirement that a patient’s […]

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Disability Advocates Propose Plan to Fix, Improve Winnipeg Transit – Accessibility News International

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

Disability Advocates Propose Plan to Fix, Improve Winnipeg Transit Report identifies 9 steps to ensuring those with disabilities have equal access CBC News, Posted: Dec 03, 2020 Winnipeg Transit is broken for people with disabilities, say advocates who have proposed a nine-step plan to fix it. A coalition of community groups – which includes the […]

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Advocates Fear AVs Will Leave Disabled Riders Behind – Accessibility News International

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

Pete Bigelow For Carol Tyson, a recent proposal that would advance the commercialization of self-driving vehicles brought familiar pangs of frustration. Like so many others, Tyson, an advocate for people with disabilities, believes autonomous transportation holds the potential to unlock newfound independence and mobility for millions of Americans. However, blueprints for that future are missing […]

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With the Shift to Online Learning, Students With Disabilities Face New Barriers – Accessibility News International

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

They may not have to navigate campus, but online learning has brought new challenges By John Loeppky December 1, 2020 Shae Sackman is a University of Regina student who uses the school’s Centre for Student Accessibility to arrange the accommodations that they require for their studies (Sackman uses the they/them pronouns), including a quiet space […]

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Government of Canada Fighting the Alliance for the Equality of Blind Canadians in Court – Accessibility News International

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OTTAWA, ON (December 2, 2020) The Government of Canada is fighting a small registered charity and not-for-profit organization in court and refusing to ensure that its websites are accessible to blind, deafblind and partially sighted Canadians. In 2019, the Alliance for the Equality of Blind Canadians (“AEBC”) brought a human rights complaint against the Government […]

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Mohawk College and Inclusive Media and Design Launch Captioning Tool – Accessibility News International

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Marking the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Mohawk College researchers and Inclusive Media and Design are announcing the availability a new captioning tool for accessible media production. This year, the United Nations is recognizing this day by challenging the global community to immediately respond to the challenges of the global COVID-19 crisis […]

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CTA Releases “What We Heard” report on Phase II of its Accessible Transportation for Persons with Disabilities Regulations – Accessibility News International

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

Canadian Transportation AgencyNov 26, 2020 The Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) today released its “What We Heard” report summarizing the input received during its consultations on Phase II of its Accessible Transportation for Persons with Disabilities Regulations (ATPDR). On June 25, 2020, the CTA’s new ATPDR came into force. They establish modern legally binding requirements for […]

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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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