Advocacy group sounding alarm on ‘extreme’ wait times for specialized mobility aids in Alberta

Advocacy group sounding alarm on ‘extreme wait times for specialized mobility aids in Alberta

A newly formed advocacy group called Wheels of Change is sounding the alarm on Albertans with spinal cord injuries having to wait extreme periods of time to receive specialized wheelchairs and equipment under a government program called Alberta Aids to Daily Living (AADL). “To me, these are my legs, this helps me move from […]

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Halifax construction leaves some intersections ‘impassable’ for wheelchairs and elderly, advocate says – Halifax

Halifax construction leaves some intersections ‘impassable for wheelchairs and elderly advocate says Halifax

A Halifax wheelchair user says it’s time that the city starts implementing mitigation measures to ensure people with disabilities can still safely access areas of the municipality that are under construction. “There’s a lot of corners on [Robie Street], right now, that are completely impassable for somebody with a disability, somebody who uses a […]

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City’s Amphibious Wheelchairs Put the Beach Within Reach – Accessibility News, your Online Magazine Devoted to Disability Accessibility.

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All her life, whenever Delaney Dunlop’s friends asked her to go to the beach, she’d decline. The 30-year-old’s battery-powered wheelchair just wasn’t built to traverse the sand. “It took like six people to get it out of the sand,” Dunlop said of one earlier attempt. Read more athttp://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/citys-amphibious-wheelchairs-put-the-beach-within-reach/ Related

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City’s Amphibious Wheelchairs Put the Beach Within Reach – Accessibility News International

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Specially designed chairs can traverse soft sand, go into the water CBC News, July 13, 2020 All her life, whenever Delaney Dunlop’s friends asked her to go to the beach, she’d decline. The 30-year-old’s battery-powered wheelchair just wasn’t built to traverse the sand. “It took like six people to get it out of the sand,” […]

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New Saskatchewan permit makes hunting more accessible to people in wheelchairs

New Saskatchewan permit makes hunting more accessible to people in wheelchairs

For 20 years, Bobbie Cherepuschak dreamed of hunting big game by roaming the land. Come October, his dream will get to come true. That’s because the Ministry of Environment has made changes to the province’s hunting permits to allow people with disabilities to use motorized wheelchairs while participating in the sport. “This will enhance the […]

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Automatic doors for wheelchairs

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Creates an automatic entrance for young people with a range of physical disabilities University of Toronto asked for helping to create an automatic entrance for young people with a range of physical disabilities. It was decided that each wheelchair would be fitted with a proximity tag, which would open doors throughout the campus as the [...]

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