Viewing Platform Opens at Peggy’s Cove in Nova Scotia With Eye to Improving Safety

About 100 people gathered near the postcard-perfect lighthouse at Nova Scotia’s Peggy’s Cove on Monday to mark the official opening of a viewing platform that had initially rankled some local residents.

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https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/viewing-platform-opens-at-peggys-cove-in-nova-scotia-with-eye-to-improving-safety/ that is home to 40 residents.

Ontario’s Enhanced Vaccine Certificate System Not Accessible to Marginalized People, Advocates Say

The new system, announced on Friday, assumes people have smartphones, computers, printers, internet access, a data plan and the ability to navigate the provincial website, the advocates told CBC News on Saturday.

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https://www.aoda.ca/ontarios-enhanced-vaccine-certificate-system-not-accessible-to-marginalized-people-advocates-say/

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CNIB Response – AODA K-12 Education Accessibility Standards

In June 2021, the Ontario government published a report that contained 197 recommendations for Kindergarten to Grade 12 (K-12) Standards under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). These standards aim to identify, remove, and prevent accessibility gaps and barriers faced by students with disabilities from kindergarten to Grade 12.

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Blindness Group Asks States to Stop Sending People to Training Centers With Abuse Allegations

The American Council of the Blind is urging taxpayer-funded state agencies to halt sending blind and low-vision people to any blindness training centers where allegations of sexual abuse have taken place, specifically citing recent allegations at the Louisiana Center for the Blind.

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Ford Government Extends to November 1, 2021 the Deadline for Sending In Feedback on the Disability Barriers Facing Students with Disabilities in Ontario Schools, Colleges or Universities

To help students with disabilities overcome the many disability barriers they face in Ontario schools, colleges and universities, you still have a chance to press for long-overdue improvements. The Ford Government has extended to November 1, 2021 the deadline for giving feedback on the disability barriers facing students with disabilities in Ontario schools, colleges and universities.

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B.C. Charity Touts Diverse Hiring as Partial Solution to Labour Shortage

As businesses across British Columbia struggle with a labour shortage, one Vancouver-based charity thinks it has part of the solution.

Mission Possible says many employers are depriving themselves of good workers through unconscious bias and stigma around poverty, mental illness, disability and neurodiversity.

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National Registry for Teachers of Students With Visual Impairments Launches

Success Beyond Sight, (SBS), a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization, has created a FREE National Registry (NRTSVI) for Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments (TSVIs/TVIs) to empower a national voice for TSVIs/TVIs and to provide a means to reach, on a national level, TSVIs/TVIs with free resources and important professional information.

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Hamilton Parking Lot and On-Street Patios Create Accessibility Issues

In a presentation to a special meeting of the city’s Advisory Committee for Persons With Disabilities meeting Sept. 24, Creer said the patios take away parking spaces that provide important access for the disabled.

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Accessibility News October 9,2021 Update

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