Report: Nova Scotia Failing to Meet Its Commitment to De-Institutionalize People With Disabilities

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A report issued yesterday by the Disability Rights Coalition says there remains “a mismatch” between government rhetoric on providing services to disabled adults and the frustrating reality faced by many families. Read more athttps://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/report-nova-scotia-failing-to-meet-its-commitment-to-de-institutionalize-people-with-disabilities/ Related

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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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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 “They gave me a pamphlet,” she said, one that was 15 years out of date, and offered no advice on what we were supposed to do next.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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Changes at Parlee Beach means improved access for people with disabilities

Changes at Parlee Beach means improved access for people with

New Brunswick’s largest beach will once again be open to the public starting Friday and visitors to Parlee Beach Provincial Park will notice some changes that include improved access for those with disabilities. “We have been lobbying for years now to make the entire province accessible,” said Mathieu Stever, the manager of the ParaNB […]

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Accessibility Advocates Sign Open Letter Urging People Not To Use AccesiBe and Other Overlay Products

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AccessiBe and other similar tools are coming under fire after more than 400 accessibility advocates and developers signed an open letter calling on the industry to unite against the use of accessibility overlay products. Read more athttps://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/accessibility-advocates-sign-open-letter-urging-people-not-to-use-accesibe-and-other-overlay-products/ Related

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UK Investigates Whether Apple Discriminates Against Disabled People With iPhone Upgrade Program

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In the UK, Apple requires customers to physically visit an Apple Store in order to either enroll in the iPhone Upgrade Program, or to renew it. Hughes first raised the issue with Apple in 2019, and says that the company initially told him nothing could be done. Read more athttps://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/uk-investigates-whether-apple-discriminates-against-disabled-people-with-iphone-upgrade-program/ Related

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