Disability Groups File Complaint On Rationing Policies In Coronavirus Pandemic

Ari Ne’eman, a visiting scholar at the Lurie Institute for Disability Policy at Brandeis University looked at state policies for crisis care and found several that have set policies that ration care at the expense of people with disabilities.

In addition to Washington State, he said he found similar standards in New York, Alabama, Tennessee, Utah, Minnesota, Colorado and Oregon.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/disability-groups-file-complaint-on-rationing-policies-in-coronavirus-pandemic/

‘I Couldn’t Get In’: Clearview Woman Says She Missed Funeral Reception for Friend Because the Hall Wasn’t Accessible

When family and friends gathered at the Sunnidale Hall to pay their respects and share stories, she was unable to attend.

Prosser, who has arthritis in her hip and shoulder and other ailments, uses a walker to get around and is unable to make it up the stairs at the hall.

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https://aoda.ca/i-couldnt-get-in-clearview-woman-says-she-missed-funeral-reception-for-friend-because-the-hall-wasnt-accessible/

COVID-19 Visitation Bans for People in Institutions Put Many at Risk in Other Ways

Barring visitors ignores the specific needs of those with intellectual and psychiatric disabilities

Disabled people know a lot about social isolation.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/covid-19-visitation-bans-for-people-in-institutions-put-many-at-risk-in-other-ways/

Accessibility News March 28,2020 Update

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COVID-19 and Disability: Recommendations to the Canadian Government from Disability Related Organizations in Canada

If Canada’s healthcare system becomes overburdened by COVID-19, most triaging guidelines will result in people with disabilities being denied care, triaged out of care solely on the basis of having a disability. This was the case during the SARS and H1N1 pandemics and we have no reason to believe that guidelines have changed. Canadians with disabilities may be refused ventilators or life support in a moment of crisis because they have a disability. This discriminatory policy is of great concern.

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AODA Alliance Writes Premier Doug Ford to Urge Actions to Protect the Urgent Needs of Ontarians with disabilities During the Covid Crisis

The current COVID crisis is especially threatening for people with disabilities. As a result, we today wrote Ontario Premier Doug Ford to call for strong action to protect the urgent needs of Ontarians with disabilities during this critical time. Our letter is set out below.

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https://aoda.ca/aoda-alliance-writes-premier-doug-ford-to-urge-actions-to-protect-the-urgent-needs-of-ontarians-with-disabilities-during-the-covid-crisis/

Accessible Online Learning in the COVID-19 Pandemic

When a school or school board offers lessons online, it must first choose the educational apps or online platforms that will host courses. To reach every student, schools and school boards must choose platforms that are accessible for students and educators using assistive technology. For example, the website students log onto should be accessible using:

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https://aoda.ca/accessible-online-learning-in-the-covid-19-pandemic/

Microsoft Joins Forces With Enable Ireland to Embed AI Into Assistive Technology Passport

Microsoft and Enable Ireland have joined forces today to announce a new commitment to embed AI into the Assistive Technology Passport which is being developed to empower people with disabilities to have an independent life.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/microsoft-joins-forces-with-enable-ireland-to-embed-ai-into-assistive-technology-passport/

Accessibility = Inclusion and Belonging for Kids with Physical Disabilities

Accessibility means more than just ramps, elevators and electric door openers. It is also being able to join a group and play together, enabling a child with a disability to be included and have a sense of belonging.

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https://aoda.ca/accessibility-inclusion-and-belonging-for-kids-with-physical-disabilities/

Accessibility News March 21,2020 Update

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