Local Diabetic With Vision Loss Pushing for Legislated Accessibility on All Medical Equipment

Hooey, as with many diabetics, relies on insulin pumps for his diabetes treatment. But with his vision loss is unable to see the screen. There are not sufficient warning beeps, voice activation or other accessibility features that allow him to safely use the pumps on his own.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/local-diabetic-with-vision-loss-pushing-for-legislated-accessibility-on-all-medical-equipment/

Program Aims to Make Treatment More Accessible for Diabetes Patients

David Coarsen has been living with diabetes for two years. He said the shift to virtual care saves him time and effort.

“It was just more convenient having things coming to me all the time rather than me going out somewhere to see a doctor,” Coarsen said.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/program-aims-to-make-treatment-more-accessible-for-diabetes-patients/

On the 28th Anniversary of the Birth of Ontario’s Grassroots Disability Accessibility Campaign, the AODA Alliance Unveils a Comprehensive Package of 78 Online Videos About Our Accessibility Campaign that Together Have Been Viewed Over 100,000 Times!

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Society for All People with Disabilities

Web: https://www.aodaalliance.org
Email: aodafeedback@gmail.com
Twitter: @aodaalliance
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aodaalliance/

November 29, 2022

SUMMARY

Today we unveil our updated and substantially expanded collection of 78 online videos about the non-partisan grassroots campaign for accessibility for people with disabilities. We’re doing this on November 29, 2022, the 28th anniversary of the birth of Ontario’s non-partisan grassroots disability accessibility campaign.

These 78 videos include speeches and lectures, news conferences, major media interviews and other key events in our campaign that were captured on video. We added up the total number of views that each of these videos have gotten as of today. It combines to an amazing number in excess of 100,000!

Airlines Can’t Seem to Safely Transport My Wheelchair, but They’ve Found a Way to Move Horses by Air

New transport system for horses is ‘ableist’ and ‘dismissive’ of disabled community, says Peter Tonge

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https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/airlines-cant-seem-to-safely-transport-my-wheelchair-but-theyve-found-a-way-to-move-horses-by-air/

EnAbling Change Program: Ontario Grants

Apply before: December 8, 2022

Application is open for the EnAbling Change Program: Ontario Grants for Non-Profit Accessibility Projects. The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) has continued to guide the province toward meeting the goal of making Ontario more accessible and inclusive by 2025. This means that all provincial businesses and organizations have been urged to implement accessibility standards for daily life activities to reduce potential barriers for people living with disabilities. A well-known example of such is upgrading entrances by adding ramps or elevators to areas that were formerly inaccessible to all.

Eligibility
Organizations are eligible to apply to the EnAbling Change Program if they are:

Accessibility News November 26,2022 Update

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The AODA Clock is Ticking

There are 2 years, 5 weeks, 2 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

In this Issue

Sask. Introduces Act to Make Province More Accessible for people With Disabilities

Governments will have 2 years to come up with accessibility plans if act passes

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/sask-introduces-act-to-make-province-more-accessible-for-people-with-disabilities/

Prince George’s New Fully Accessible Pool Welcomed by People With Disabilities, Advocates

The $39-million Canfor Leisure Pool replaces the 50-year-old Four Seasons Leisure Pool, which had several accessibility and safety shortcomings, according to a 2016 Aquatic Needs Assessment Report.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/prince-georges-new-fully-accessible-pool-welcomed-by-people-with-disabilities-advocates/

Family Speaks Out After Service Dog Taken Away from Non-Verbal Child with Autism

Sasha Singh says the day her family got a service dog for her daughter was life changing.

“I can tell you for a fact that the best therapist comes with fur and four legs,” she said.

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https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/family-speaks-out-after-service-dog-taken-away-from-non-verbal-child-with-autism/

Canadian Man Claims Assisted Suicide is Being Pushed on Him by Hospital

Roger Foley does not want to die yet – but he claims that the Canadian government is encouraging him to end it all.

“I’ve been pressured to do an assisted suicide,” he told The Post, alleging this happened with caretakers at Victoria Hospital, a primarily government-funded center in London, Ontario.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/canadian-man-claims-assisted-suicide-is-being-pushed-on-him-by-hospital/