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In this Issue
*Burlington Woman in Wheelchair Calls Condo Hunting An Unacceptable Nightmare
*Congress Wants to Change the Americans with Disabilities Act and Undermine the Civil Rights of People with Disabilities
*Store Owner Gives the Boot to Blind Sudbury Man and His Service Dog
*Justice System Failed Mentally Ill Indigenous Inmate, Lawyer Argues
*Government of Canada Supports Greater Accessibility in Public Consultation Forums for People with Speech and Language Disabilities
*UN Denounces British Government for Failing to Protect Disabled Peoples Rights
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Burlington Woman in Wheelchair Calls Condo Hunting An Unacceptable Nightmare
Cheryl Cousens, 31, wants to move out of her family home, but cannot find accessible condos/apartments in Burlington. Some are wide enough for her to move around, but bathroom facilities, kitchens and laundry rooms are not built to be accessible to people with mobility issues.
Congress Wants to Change the Americans with Disabilities Act and Undermine the Civil Rights of People with Disabilities
The Americans with Disabilities Act is the most comprehensive and foundational civil rights law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability. Yet, 27 years after it was passed, people with disabilities still face enormous barriers.
Store Owner Gives the Boot to Blind Sudbury Man and His Service Dog
Guy Carriere said he felt profoundly discriminated against after the owner of a local business told him the police would be called if he and his service dog showed up again
Justice System Failed Mentally Ill Indigenous Inmate, Lawyer Argues
Michael Nehass, a 33-year-old Indigenous inmate who is mentally ill, spent much of his nearly six-year period of incarceration in solitary confinement.
Government of Canada Supports Greater Accessibility in Public Consultation Forums for People with Speech and Language Disabilities
Communications Disabilities Access Canada, a national not-for-profit organization, will make public consultation forums more accessible to Canadians who have speech and language disabilities.
Today, the Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, announced the launch of this initiative, funded through the disability component of the Social Development Partnerships Program.
UN Denounces British Government for Failing to Protect Disabled Peoples Rights
The Government has been criticised by the United Nations for failing to uphold the rights of disabled people through a string of austerity policies.
An inquiry into the UKs progress in fulfilling its commitments to a major UN convention found ministers have failed people with disabilities through a catalogue of policies in recent years, affecting a range of areas from access to healthcare to equality in education and work.
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