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In this Issue
*Federal Legislation to Implement UN Disability Rights Convention: Nothing About Us Without Us
*UT Arlington Libraries Become First in Texas to Digitize Disability History
*New Affordable Tablet-Based Intelligent Game Helps Children With Learning Disabilities
*Support for the Call for a Canadians with Disabilities Act During this Federal Election is Spreading
*Attend the Toronto Transit Commissions September 16, 2015 Annual Public Forum on Accessible Transit to Recount Accessibility Barriers You Face on TTC
*New Talking Scientific Calculator Breaks Down Barriers for Blind Students
*The Three Access Worlds of Gulliver
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Federal Legislation to Implement UN Disability Rights Convention: Nothing About Us Without Us
Building on the ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), supported by all political parties and jurisdictions,
and given that Canadians with disabilities continue to experience barriers and discrimination, the Government of Canada must take new and concrete action to implement the CRPD.
UT Arlington Libraries Become First in Texas to Digitize Disability History
In the early 1970s, University of Texas at Arlington students who used wheelchairs had their choice of majors: history or accounting. Those two degrees were the only ones whose classes were held in wheelchair-accessible buildings.
New Affordable Tablet-Based Intelligent Game Helps Children With Learning Disabilities
Reggie and Anita live in a small community. Like many other families today, they are affected by obstacles to learning and reading: Their son T. is a very
smart very capable boy in Gr 3, but he struggles with making sense of words on a page. While they appreciate the support they get from local sources, they are always looking for additional tools to help their son move forward.
Support for the Call for a Canadians with Disabilities Act During this Federal Election is Spreading
Help this Blitz and Please Also Make Public Any Disability Accessibility Barriers you Encounter in this Canada Election Campaign
Attend the Toronto Transit Commissions September 16, 2015 Annual Public Forum on Accessible Transit to Recount Accessibility Barriers You Face on TTC
Are Public Transit Authorities across Ontario All Annually Holding these Mandatory Public Forums for Public Transit Riders with Disabilities?
New Talking Scientific Calculator Breaks Down Barriers for Blind Students
The new Orion TI-30XS MultiView Talking Scientific Calculator is the worlds first fully accessible multi-line scientific calculator, created for students who are visually impaired.
The Three Access Worlds of Gulliver
By Victor Schwartzman
Creating a Canadians with Disabilities Act (CDA) is a great idea because it would mean a FEDERAL access law with TEETH. Currently we are in the middle
of a federal election campaign. Millions of voters have a disability and need an effective access law. Youd think the Parties would be lining up to announce
their versions of a CDA! Think again. None of the Leaders will fully commit to a CDA.
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