Accessibility News November 16,2019 Update

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In this Issue
*U.S. House Committee Leaders Call for More Action to Prevent Airline Mishandling of Wheelchairs
*Come to A Birthday Party On December 3, 2019 (the International Day for People with Disabilities) at Queens Park to Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Birth of the Non-Partisan Grassroots Movement for Accessibility Legislation in Ontario!
*Overcoming STEM barriers in school
*Remembering Veterans with Disabilities
*2Gether-International is Creating an Accelerator Program for Entrepreneurs with Disabilities
*Canadian Human Rights Tribunal: Khouri and Khouri vs. Virgin Mobile Canada

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ARTICLES:

U.S. House Committee Leaders Call for More Action to Prevent Airline Mishandling of Wheelchairs

In a letter to industry group Airlines for America CEO Nicholas Calio, Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian and National Air Carriers Association president George Novak, the members of Congress wrote that the U.S. airline industry must do more to prevent mishandling of mobility aids for passengers with disabilities.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/u-s-house-committee-leaders-call-for-more-action-to-prevent-airline-mishandling-of-wheelchairs/

Come to A Birthday Party On December 3, 2019 (the International Day for People with Disabilities) at Queens Park to Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Birth of the Non-Partisan Grassroots Movement for Accessibility Legislation in Ontario!

Everyone loves a birthday party! Please come to the Ontario Legislature Building at Queens Park on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 from 4 to 6 pm, for a birthday party! It will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the birth of the non-partisan grassroots movement for the enactment and effective implementation of accessibility legislation in Ontario.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/come-to-a-birthday-party-on-december-3-2019-the-international-day-for-people-with-disabilities-at-queens-park-to-celebrate-the-25th-anniversary-of-the-birth-of-the-non-partisan-grassroots-movemen/

Overcoming STEM barriers in school

In Part 1 of this article, we explained that every student should learn science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects in school. A strong background in these subjects can lead to more opportunities for careers. However, students with disabilities face many barriers to learning STEM and to pursuing career paths involving STEM. In Part 2, we discuss how teachers and support staff can work together to overcome these barriers.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/overcoming-stem-barriers-in-school/

Remembering Veterans with Disabilities

Today is Remembrance Day.

Remembrance Day, celebrated on November 11th every year, honours the sacrifice of soldiers who have fought to protect Canada. Canadians pause in a moment of silence at 11:00 A.M. to remember the men and women who have served, and continue to serve Canada in times of war. In this moment of silence, people often remember soldiers who have sacrificed their lives for their country. In addition to these brave men and women, we should also spend some moments remembering veterans with disabilities.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/remembering-veterans-with-disabilities/

2Gether-International is Creating an Accelerator Program for Entrepreneurs with Disabilities

UNITED STATES: For 2Gether-International founder Diego Mariscal, disabilities and entrepreneurship go hand-in-hand. From the moment we wake up, we have to figure out how to get dressed, how to get from one place to the next, how to communicate, and thats inherently an entrepreneurship skill, Mariscal said.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/2gether-international-is-creating-an-accelerator-program-for-entrepreneurs-with-disabilities/

Canadian Human Rights Tribunal: Khouri and Khouri vs. Virgin Mobile Canada

The Complainants, Roger Khouri and Francois Khouri, are brothers, and are mobile phone customers of the Respondent, Virgin Mobile Canada (Virgin Mobile), a brand operated by Bell Mobility Inc. Both Roger Khouri and Francois Khouri are legally blind and are unable to read printed material. François has been a Virgin Mobile customer since February of 2014, and Roger since June of 2015.

Read more at
https://decisions.chrt-tcdp.gc.ca/chrt-tcdp/decisions/en/item/423804/index.do

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