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In this Issue
*’Super Power’ Artwork On Display at Heathrow Airport
*Change In Ontario Law Creates Uncertainty For Service Dogs In Schools
*Global Apex Body of Airline Operators Passes Key Resolutions to Make Travel More Accessible
*The Ford Government Defeated a Proposed Resolution in the Legislature that Called for a Plan to Implement David Onley’s Report on Strengthening the Implementation of Ontario’s Disabilities Act
*During National Access Abilities Week, Ontario NDP Accessibility Critic Joel Harden Presented a Proposed Resolution for Debate in the Legislature that Called On the Ford Government to Create a Plan to Implement the Report of David Onley’s Independent Review of the Implementation and Enforcement of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act
*’It Removes Stigma’: How Tech Breaks Down Barriers for Students With Disabilities
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‘Super Power’ Artwork On Display at Heathrow Airport
A canopy of brightly coloured umbrellas has appeared at Heathrow as part of an initiative to raise awareness of neuro-developmental disorders, including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), autism, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and Dyspraxia.
Change In Ontario Law Creates Uncertainty For Service Dogs In Schools
“Are all these school boards going to start saying that the dogs need to be certified?”
Fifteen-year-old Cameron Cadarette was a C student, struggling to stay in school in Windsor, Ont. until Vincent came along. The specifically trained golden Labrador helps the teen manage his post-traumatic stress disorder, and gain better focus in classes.
Global Apex Body of Airline Operators Passes Key Resolutions to Make Travel More Accessible
Improving airline infrastructure and facilities for people with disabilities, global deployment of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) for baggage tracking and facilitating implementation of biometrics based One ID process were some of the key resolutions passed on Sunday at the annual general meeting of the
International Air Transport Association (IATA), the global apex body of airline operators, in Seoul.
The Ford Government Defeated a Proposed Resolution in the Legislature that Called for a Plan to Implement David Onley’s Report on Strengthening the Implementation of Ontario’s Disabilities Act
The Government Invoked False and Hurtful Stereotypes About the Disabilities Act, Unfairly Disparaging Its Implementation and Enforcement as “Red Tape”
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During National Access Abilities Week, Ontario NDP Accessibility Critic Joel Harden Presented a Proposed Resolution for Debate in the Legislature that Called On the Ford Government to Create a Plan to Implement the Report of David Onley’s Independent Review of the Implementation and Enforcement of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act
There are Many Good Reasons Why the Ford Government Should Support this Proposed Resolution
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‘It Removes Stigma’: How Tech Breaks Down Barriers for Students With Disabilities
Universities are under growing pressure to improve accessibility for students. But is it working?
Rustling crisp packets, shuffling feet and the general buzz of conversation made lectures a trial for Gemma Long during her first degree. She suffers from sensory overload connected to her autism, which was only diagnosed after she graduated. But when she started a teacher-training course at the University
of Huddersfield, she received access to software to help her cope with dyslexia and found it transformative. It allowed her to listen to lectures quietly at home, which dramatically improved her grades.
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