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In this Issue
*AODA: Retrofitting Housing for Accessibility
*Op-Ed: It’s Easier Than You Might Think to Make Birding More Accessible to More People
*Canadians With Disabilities Feeling Left Behind by Federal Budget
*BRAUN: With Bill C-7, Help for the Dying Becomes Assisted Suicide
*ECU’s New Accessible Parking Icon Paints a Different Picture of People With Disabilities
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AODA: Retrofitting Housing for Accessibility
Most housing developers do not think about the needs of people with disabilities when they build living spaces. Instead, they assume that everyone living in the spaces they design can use features like stairs and narrow doorways. As a result, most houses and apartments are full of accessibility barriers.
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Op-Ed: It’s Easier Than You Might Think to Make Birding More Accessible to More People
Birds bring so much joy to so many people. Their presence and our delight in them can connect us to the natural world. And with so many health benefits to spending time outside, birds can be the prompt to get a dose of nature therapy.
Canadians With Disabilities Feeling Left Behind by Federal Budget
The Liberals promised in a Speech from the Throne in 2020 to create a Canadian Disability Benefit, modelled after the Guaranteed Income Supplement for Seniors. A bill to create the benefit was introduced in Parliament in June 2021, but it died on the order paper when the September election was called.
BRAUN: With Bill C-7, Help for the Dying Becomes Assisted Suicide
While you were busy avoiding the pandemic, a very huge can of worms called Bill C-7 was opened in Canada.
This bill allows Canada to expand doctor-assisted death to the chronically ill and eventually, the mentally ill.
ECU’s New Accessible Parking Icon Paints a Different Picture of People With Disabilities
“The (old) symbol portrays those with disabilities as somebody who’s stationary, inactive and certainly oftentimes dependent on others,” Loy said, as he issued a challenge to both the City of Greenville and other schools in the University of North Carolina system to replace the 1968 symbol with the new design. “The old icon has served us well, but it’s time for a change. Today, individuals with disabilities are active. They’re seeking independence, and they’re attempting to live full lives like we all want to.”
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