Accessibility News September 10,2016 Update

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In this Issue

*Accessibility Awards: Nominate Someone Who Improves the Quality of Life for People With Disabilities
*Upcoming Accessibility Public Forums in Ottawa, London and Whitby and Let the Wynne Government Know by This Friday If You Support the AODA Alliances Brief on Health Care Accessibility Barriers
*Improving Pathways to Transit for Persons with Disabilities
*Mississauga Woman Refused Treatment at Two Clinics Due to Service Dog
*Ontario Parents Worry About Special Education Support
*New Research Finds Demand for More Disability Sport News

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ARTICLES:

Accessibility Awards: Nominate Someone Who Improves the Quality of Life for People With Disabilities

Do you know an individual, group or organization whose work or services improves access for Calgarians with disabilities? If so, we want to celebrate them and their accomplishments.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/accessibility-awards-nominate-someone-who-improves-the-quality-of-life-for-people-with-disabilities/

Upcoming Accessibility Public Forums in Ottawa, London and Whitby and Let the Wynne Government Know by This Friday If You Support the AODA Alliances Brief on Health Care Accessibility Barriers

Join Us at Upcoming AODA Accessibility Forums in Ottawa September 19, London September 30, and Whitby November 12

The AODA Alliance Express is making its way around Ontario to spread the word and promote more advocacy and action on accessibility across the province. Join us and let others know about these events!

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/upcoming-accessibility-public-forums-in-ottawa-london-and-whitby-and-let-the-wynne-government-know-by-this-friday-if-you-support-the-aoda-alliances-brief-on-health-care-accessibility-barriers/

Improving Pathways to Transit for Persons with Disabilities

Ultimately, say the investigators, improving the pathways to transit for people with disabilities enhances travel for all users, creating (ideally) a seamless trip from origin to destination.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/improving-pathways-to-transit-for-persons-with-disabilities/

Mississauga Woman Refused Treatment at Two Clinics Due to Service Dog

For Christine Coutts, stepping outside of her home, is a daunting task that she says is oftentimes met with much anxiety and panic attacks.

One specific ordeal she says left her in tears this past weekend. Christine claims several doctors at two walk-in clinics in Mississauga refused to treat her on Sunday, simply because she had a service dog.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/mississauga-woman-refused-treatment-at-two-clinics-due-to-service-dog/

Ontario Parents Worry About Special Education Support

Changes to autism services mean an influx of kids needing added help in the classroom.

High school student Eric Segal, who has autism, is shown with his service dog Azra. His mother Sharon Gabison, says parents have to fight hard for kids with special needs to get what they need in school.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynews.ca/ontario-parents-worry-about-special-education-support/

New Research Finds Demand for More Disability Sport News

With a week to go before the Rio Paralympics, new research from the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) has shown the publics desire to see more disability sport in the media.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/new-research-finds-demand-for-more-disability-sport-news/

eSSENTIAL Accessibility: helping organizations reach, serve and empower people with disabilities.

The eSSENTIAL Accessibility assistive technology app gives those who have trouble typing, moving a mouse, or reading a screen due to a variety of conditions – such as stroke, paralysis or arthritis – the tools they need to navigate the Web. The app is free to the end-user and simple to use.

Organizations that feature the app on their websites are committed to making it easier for people with disabilities to access information online. For more info, please visit http://www.essentialaccessibility.com

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