Google’s New Android 12 Feature Lets Users Control UI With Face Gestures

For example, the app tracks when a user will open their mouth and then map that to open the notifications panel. Alternatively, users can raise their eyebrows to return to their homescreen.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/googles-new-android-12-feature-lets-users-control-ui-with-face-gestures/

Adults With Disabilities Have Worse Mental Health During COVID-19

Adults with disabilities are disproportionately affected by adverse mental health symptoms and substance use during COVID-19, according to research published in the Aug. 27 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/adults-with-disabilities-have-worse-mental-health-during-covid-19/

After Winning the Battle in Toronto Last Spring, AODA Alliance and Other Disability Advocates Now Call on London City Council Not to Endanger People with Disabilities, Seniors and Others by Allowing Electric Scooters

Will it ever end? Now It’s London Ontario that is considering the possibility of legalizing electric scooters (e-scooters). Due to the Ford Government, we must fight this battle in one city after the next.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/after-winning-the-battle-in-toronto-last-spring-aoda-alliance-and-other-disability-advocates-now-call-on-london-city-council-not-to-endanger-people-with-disabilities-seniors-and-others-by-allowing-e/

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In this Issue

What Do Major Federal Political Parties Commit to Do in Their Published Election Platforms to Make Canada Accessible for Six Million People with Disabilities?

On August 3, 2021, we wrote the major parties to ask them to make 12 specific commitments. With less than a month left before voting day, none of the party leaders have written us back to make any commitments in response.

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/what-do-major-federal-political-parties-commit-to-do-in-their-published-election-platforms-to-make-canada-accessible-for-six-million-people-with-disabilities/

Why a GTA Woman is Still Fighting the WSIB for Help a Decade After Her Sister Fell Ill

Board still hasn’t modified home so Cynthia Vossah’s sister can properly care for her

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/why-a-gta-woman-is-still-fighting-the-wsib-for-help-a-decade-after-her-sister-fell-ill/

Why is a New Grocery Store in Downtown Kitchener Inaccessible to People in Wheelchairs?

It’s at 276 King Street W., right next door to the church where Rev. Preston Parsons works. He was excited to go inside.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/why-is-a-new-grocery-store-in-downtown-kitchener-inaccessible-to-people-in-wheelchairs/

Toronto Teacher Who Now Uses Wheelchair Prompts TDSB to Make School More Accessible

More than 50% of TDSB schools have barriers to people with disabilities

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/toronto-teacher-who-now-uses-wheelchair-prompts-tdsb-to-make-school-more-accessible/

Adults With Disabilities Face Barriers Accessing Food, Leading to Food Insecurity: U of T Study

During an ice storm, Cynthia, a woman in her 50s who lives in downtown Toronto and uses a walker, didn’t know where she would get her next meal. If she couldn’t afford food delivery, her plan was to drink a glass of water and wait to eat the following day.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/adults-with-disabilities-face-barriers-accessing-food-leading-to-food-insecurity-u-of-t-study/

Disability Coalition Slams Trudeau Government’s Giving Millions to Rick Hansen Foundation’s Seriously Deficient Building Accessibility Certification Training Program

Just before calling a federal election, the Federal Government announced action that wastes public money, creates serious new problems for people with disabilities and lacks important due diligence needed before pouring millions of public dollars into an unaccountable private foundation.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/disability-coalition-slams-trudeau-governments-giving-millions-to-rick-hansen-foundations-seriously-deficient-building-accessibility-certification-training-program/