Rights of woman who is deaf, blind breached by how student loan administered: Ontario court

Rights of woman who is deaf blind breached by how student loan administered Ontario court

TORONTO — An Ontario court has ruled that the provincial and federal governments must operate their student loan program in a way that ensures those with disabilities who take longer to complete their studies are not saddled with more debt than their able-bodied peers. But Superior Court Justice Lorne Sossin says the Canada Student […]

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New Report Reveals that At Majority of Ontario’s School Boards, Each School Principal Is a Law Unto Themselves, With Arbitrary Power to Exclude a Student From School – Real Risk of a Rash of Exclusion of Some Students with Disabilities When Schools Re-Open – Accessibility News, your Online Magazine Devoted to Disability Accessibility.

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Parents of a third of a million Ontario K-12 students with disabilities have much to fear when schools re-open. A ground-breaking report by the non-partisan AODA Alliance (unveiled today, summary below) shows that for much of Ontario, each school principal is a law unto themselves, armed with a sweeping, arbitrary power to refuse to allow […]

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New Student Group Seeks Mandatory Accessibility Classes for Lecturers – Accessibility News International

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The group, known as the ‘Ability Co_op’, aims to promote awareness of students with disabilities on campus. Cormac WatsonDeputy Editor The group has released a video, produced by student filmmaker Niamh Barry, with students discussing online learning and exams. Trinity students, alongside the Disability Service, have launched a new co-operative with the aim of introducing […]

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Blind Student Files Federal Discrimination Lawsuit Against Duke University – Accessibility News International

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By Melissa BoughtonJune 5, 2020 Before Mary Fernandez enrolled at Duke University, she was assured she would be provided the accommodations for an equal education to her peers who aren’t blind. Despite that assurance, Fernandez experienced barriers that permeated every aspect of her educational experience at Duke, according to a news release about a new […]

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Blind Student Files Federal Discrimination Lawsuit Against Duke University – Accessibility News, your Online Magazine Devoted to Disability Accessibility.

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Before Mary Fernandez enrolled at Duke University, she was assured she would be provided the accommodations for an equal education to her peers who aren’t blind. Despite that assurance, Fernandez experienced barriers that permeated every aspect of her educational experience at Duke, according to a news release about a new federal lawsuit against the university. […]

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