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BC Human Rights Tribunal Upholds Complaint That Victoria Bike Lanes Discriminate Against the Blind

The dispute began in 2018, after the Canadian Federation of the Blind (CFB) submitted a complaint centred around the perceived dangers of crossing the bike lanes to access floating bus stops along Pandora Street, between Cook Street and Store Street, and on Wharf Street.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/bc-human-rights-tribunal-upholds-complaint-that-victoria-bike-lanes-discriminate-against-the-blind/

White Cane Safety Day

White Cane Safety Day takes place around the world on October 15th every year. The day raises awareness about how blind people travel and celebrates how they contribute to their communities.

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https://aoda.ca/white-cane-safety-day/

COVID-19 Information Accessibility Lacking for Blind and Low Vision Australians

A Monash University study has found that graphical information relating to the COVID-19 pandemic regularly presented in mainstream media is inaccessible to blind and low vision people (BLV).

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/covid-19-information-accessibility-lacking-for-blind-and-low-vision-australians/

How Blind Nova Scotians Are Navigating the Strange World of COVID-19

Carrying on a normal life during the pandemic can be difficult for everyone, but some people with vision loss say it can be a minefield.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/how-blind-nova-scotians-are-navigating-the-strange-world-of-covid-19/

Ontario Woman Says She Wasn’t Welcome in Main Area of Hotel With Guide Dog

Incident violates Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act(AODA), lawyer Shannon Down says.

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https://aoda.ca/ontario-woman-says-she-wasnt-welcome-in-main-area-of-hotel-with-guide-dog/

Girl From Kenora, Ontario Inspires House of Commons Petition to Promote Accessibility for Visually Impaired

Petition calls on government to require braille or tactile symbols on consumer product warning labels

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/girl-from-kenora-ontario-inspires-house-of-commons-petition-to-promote-accessibility-for-visually-impaired/

Bus Driver with One Eye Wins Discrimination Case; Judge Nixes Ontario Licence Rule

A city bus driver whose licence was revoked after she lost her eye to cancer has won her battle to have the relevant provincial regulation declared unconstitutional.

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https://aoda.ca/bus-driver-with-one-eye-wins-discrimination-case-judge-nixes-ontario-licence-rule/

COVID-19 Causing Long Delays for Guide Dogs, Charity Says

When the COVID-19 pandemic forced people inside their homes in mid-March, the loss of freedom was felt particularly hard by blind and partly blind Canadians waiting for guide dogs.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/covid-19-causing-long-delays-for-guide-dogs-charity-says/

ViewPoints: Brandt-CNIB Regina Development Scandal

Ordinary citizens protested the secretive Brandt-CNIB development that would have developed commercial real estate on a provincially owned park in Regina. They are willing to fight it in court.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/viewpoints-brandt-cnib-regina-development-scandal/

New York State Maintains Discriminatory Bar to Employment for Those with Less Than 20/40 Vision

Disability Rights Advocates challenges the State’s irrational, blanket disqualification of workers based on disability, seeks to bring hiring standards into compliance with the law

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/new-york-state-maintains-discriminatory-bar-to-employment-for-those-with-less-than-20-40-vision/