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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The Council of Canadians with Disabilities Supports Quebecer, Jonathan Marchand, as he brings his cage in front of the National Assembly in Quebec to obtain his and his friends’ release from long-term care facilities – Accessibility News, your Online Magazine Devoted to Disability Accessibility.

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

Marchand, who uses a ventilator, has escaped from his long-term care facility (CHSLD) and is camping out in the public space in front of Quebecs National Assembly. He is requesting an in-person meeting with Premier François Legault in order to discuss his proposal for providing community-based personal care supports for people with disabilities so that […]

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The Council of Canadians with Disabilities Supports Quebecer, Jonathan Marchand, as he brings his cage in front of the National Assembly in Quebec to obtain his and his friends’ release from long-term care facilities – Accessibility News International

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

WINNIPEG The Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD), a national disability rights organization, is expressing its support for 43-year-old Jonathan Marchand as he begins a protest to obtain his and his friends release from long-term care facilities in Quebec. Marchand, who uses a ventilator, has escaped from his long-term care facility (CHSLD) and is camping […]

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To Honour National AccessAbility Week, the Ford Government Announces Nothing New to Address the Unmet Urgent Needs of 2.6 Million Ontarians with Disabilities During the COVID-19 Crisis – Accessibility News, your Online Magazine Devoted to Disability Accessibility.

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

The Ford Government’s self-congratulatory June 1, 2020 announcement to mark National AccessAbility Week (set out below) announces no comprehensive plan of new action to address the unmet urgent needs of 2.6 million Ontarians with disabilities during the COVID-19 crisis. Instead it once again simply re-announces measures that have been in place for months or years […]

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National AccessAbility Week Ambassador shines a light on disability through speaker series – Halifax

April Hubbard

Disability advocate April Hubbard is challenging the able-bodied community to think about their own privilege during COVID-19 ahead of the National AccessAbility Week speaker series May 30 to June 6 is National AccessAbility Week across Canada and in Nova Scotia, organization reachAbility is hosting a special digital conference to celebrate and recognize the contributions to […]

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‘I need help’: Coronavirus highlights disparities among Canadians with disabilities – National

‘I need help’: Coronavirus highlights disparities among Canadians with disabilities - National

Prior to the novel coronavirus pandemic, 27-year-old Marissa Blake was rarely ever home. Now, Blake, who lives in Toronto supportive housing and needs assistance to walk, can only have one visitor a week for three hours and can’t see her friends in-person. An appointment to discuss surgery on her legs was cancelled, and her sleep […]

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Almost 40,000 Canadian veterans waiting to receive disability benefits as of November – National

Almost 40,000 Canadian veterans waiting to receive disability benefits as of November - National

OTTAWA — Despite repeated promises to fix the mess, the number of veterans waiting to find out whether they qualify for disability benefits has continued to grow, and there are fears the turmoil will only worsen in the coming weeks. New figures from Veterans Affairs Canada show nearly 40,000 veterans were waiting at the end […]

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Disabled, non-verbal woman raped and impregnated at Florida health-care facility: lawsuit – National

Disabled, non-verbal woman raped and impregnated at Florida health-care facility: lawsuit - National

A 23-year-old woman with severe physical and intellectual disabilities was raped and impregnated at a Florida health-care facility, her family alleges. The woman suffers from profound intellectual disabilities as well as an array of physical ailments including seizures, foot contractures and a deformed spine. She is “non-verbal, immobile, lacks dexterity in her hands and arms” and […]

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Sharing is caring: Santa pours ‘milk’ down boy’s feeding tube in photo – National

Sharing is caring: Santa pours ‘milk’ down boy’s feeding tube in photo - National

An Indiana mother hopes a viral image of Santa Claus pouring formula down her son’s feeding tube will raise awareness to kids with disabilities and their needs. Beth Salzbrenner posted a photo Dec. 9 of her son, Austin Maners, on social media. The image featured a mall Santa sharing a cookie and pouring formula — […]

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‘The sea is where I feel peace and freedom’: Blind Spanish surfer aims for world title – National

‘The sea is where I feel peace and freedom’: Blind Spanish surfer aims for world title - National

Carmen Lopez can only imagine what the sea looks like, but the blind 21-year-old Spaniard is in her element riding the surf. Guided by instinct and signals whistled by her coach, Lopez has been training hard to become Spain’s first blind female athlete to enter the World Adaptive Surfing Championship in La Jolla, California, on Wednesday. Read more: Blind, partially […]

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