“The enhancements we are unveiling today meet the needs of all of our riders students, seniors, those with disabilities,” said King, chairman of council’s community services committee.
A new service is launching today in Canada to empower the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community with tools to communicate better and provide them with greater independence.
SRV Canada VRS enables Deaf and Hard of Hearing people who use American Sign Language (ASL) and Langue des signes québécoise (LSQ) to conduct calls via video relay service (VRS) with hearing people through a professional ASL or LSQ interpreter. It simulates, as closely as possible, a conversation between two hearing people.
The simple act of eating a meal will become more dignified and enjoyable for many people with physical challenges with the launch of Obi, a revolutionary robotic dining device.
By: Julie Ziel of FAZ Media & Public Relations
Terrence Ho from Toronto, Ontario founded Enables Me with his brother Torrance, when asked why he took on this goal “Enables Me started when I asked my brother, Torrance, the question, “What is your dream job?” He’s been a power wheelchair hockey player for over a decade and his answer without hesitation was, “I want to be an NHL goaltender”, we chuckled as we both knew it wasn’t physically possible, and I asked “what would be just as good?”;
that’s when Torrance said, “a sports reporter””
With stories from others with disabilities being submitted, Terrence realized that individuals with disabilities and their family and friends needed a place to share their stories and experiences, so he decided to give them a voice through Enables Me.
It seems logical that doctors’ offices would be barrier-free, yet many patients face obstacles visiting their physician.
Tool Will Help Promote Job Creation and Competitive Contracts
The US Business Leadership Network (USBLN) is launching its new Disability Supplier Diversity Program (DSDP) technology tool, which will provide certified disability-owned and service-disabled veteran disability-owned businesses the opportunity to promote their cost-competitive businesses to corporate buyers and decision makers.
Uber Canada and the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) announced a partnership Friday that promotes employment access for the deaf and hard of hearing.
This partnership was announced during the Canadian Hearing Society’s International Week of the Deaf event “Creating an Accessible World.” The partnership will bring about several initiatives including promoting driver-partner opportunities at Uber for those who are hard of hearing and developing new features that improve communication between driver and client.
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Recently, one of my Facebook friends had a very upsetting incident in a B.C. restaurant.
She was refused service because she had her guide dog with her. The staff refused to recognize the official documents identifying her dog as a guide dog.