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In this Issue
*Pickering Considers Calling for Vancouver-style Doorknob Ban
*Taxi Bylaw Change Will Ensure Service Dogs Can Ride
*Vanderbilt Study Reveals Senses of Sight and Sound Separated in Children With Autism
*Air Canada Apologizes After Soldier’s PTSD Service Dog Fee
*College President Offers Disability Advice
*Ebook for Visually Impaired Kids Coming Soon
*B.C. Budd Wants To Know: Where Will All The People Go (A Long Times Passing!)
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Pickering Considers Calling for Vancouver-style Doorknob Ban
The citys accessibility committee is urging Pickering council to ask Ontario for a ban on wrist-twisting door openers.
Doorknobs, whether utilitarian or ornate like these antiques, are part of Ontario’s architectural legacy, argues one seller of doors. But accessibility advocates say levers are much easier for people with arthritis and other disabilities to maneuver and ought to be the preferred option in all new construction.
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Taxi Bylaw Change Will Ensure Service Dogs Can Ride
The City of Regina is preparing to update its taxi bylaw to ensure passengers who use service dogs can take the animal with them in taxicabs.
Vanderbilt Study Reveals Senses of Sight and Sound Separated in Children With Autism
Like watching a foreign movie that was badly dubbed, children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have trouble integrating simultaneous information from their eyes and their ears, according to a Vanderbilt study published today in The Journal of Neuroscience.
Air Canada Apologizes After Soldier’s PTSD Service Dog Fee
WestJet allowed soldier’s service dog, Snoopy, to fly for free after Air Canada mishap
An Alberta soldier with post-traumatic stress disorder says she’s disappointed Air Canada wouldn’t allow her dog on board a plane as a service animal.
College President Offers Disability Advice
You could say Dr. Richard Davenport, president of Minnesota State University, has a great deal of personal experience with and an open mind toward people with disabilities, especially communication disorders, such as stuttering, and also voice challenges caused by cleft lip or palate, developmental disabilities, learning disabilities, deafness, brain injury or stroke.
Ebook for Visually Impaired Kids Coming Soon
NEW YORK: Here comes the first ebook for children with visual impairments which would soon be available at Apple’s iBook store and can be downloaded for free on iPads.
B.C. Budd Wants To Know: Where Will All The People Go (A Long Times Passing!)
By Victor Schwartzman
Community consultation processes! Roundtables! Many of us have enjoyed the thrill of being consulted by a governmental agency or even the Government itself. The last time he was consulted at a round table, B.C. Budd could not sit for a week! Ouch!