By pauline Tam, The Ottawa Citizen May 25, 2011
A new test program is being launched to better connect mentally ill young people, who are woefully underserved, with the right health and social services
as they enter adulthood.
It is ironic that in an age when technology could erase so many barriers for blind students, colleges and universities are not paying enough attention to
accessibility in their online services.
by Jason Teakle
Brant News, May 22, 2011
Pursuing more rights for visually impaired Canadians was the focus of a conference held in Brantford over the weekend.
The national conference of the Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians took place at the Best Western Brant Park Inn, bringing members from across the country to the city.
SYDNEY, N.S. — In the quiet moments after Myrtle Eveleigh visits her 20-year-old autistic grandson, she sometimes sits in her car and weeps.
Last September, he was locked alone in a constantly lit room at the Braemore adult residential centre in Sydney, N.S., for 15 days with occasional breaks.
National Federation of the Blind Expresses Outrage, Demands Swift Action
A study that has just been published online in the journal Government Information Quarterly http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/0740624X has found that of one-hundred Web sites operated by federal government agencies, over 90 percent do not comply with government accessibility guidelines and likely cannot be used by people who are blind or have other perceptual or motor disabilities.
“This is great news for all OC Transpo riders,” said Mayor Jim Watson. “The new policy shows our commitment to providing public transit services that are customer-focused, safe, reliable and accessible to all persons.”
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