Accessibility News April 2,2022 Update

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In this Issue

*Improvements to Cochlear Implants Could Make Them More Accessible
*Accessible Science: Chemistry 101
*Newly-Crowned Ms. Wheelchair Ohio Advocates for Better Accessibility
*AODA: Removing Financial Accessibility Barriers for Graduate Students with Disabilities
*Call for Proposals Launched to Improve the Participation and Social Inclusion of Persons With Disabilities Across Canada
*OPINION: Does Technology Provide Accessibility for All?
*Technology Can’t Solve the Problems Ableism Creates

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ARTICLES:

Improvements to Cochlear Implants Could Make Them More Accessible

A cochlear implant is a device that can help someone hear.
But, for years, the devices have not been compatible with MRI machines. This is because these devices rely on magnets and MRI machines operate on magnetic fields.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/improvements-to-cochlear-implants-could-make-them-more-accessible/

Accessible Science: Chemistry 101

Often in photos there is a phenomenon known as red eye, which is where the flash is reflected off the retina and the camera picks this up. But there is also what’s known as white eye, and it can show up long before a diagnoses of an eye problem. Noah’s cancer was spotted at four months, but reviewing baby pictures Shaw spotted the white eye in photos taken when his son was just twelve days old.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/accessible-science-chemistry-101/

Newly-Crowned Ms. Wheelchair Ohio Advocates for Better Accessibility

A Berea woman has been crowned Ms. Wheelchair Ohio 2022, and she’s using her new title to make sure people with disabilities have better access in the community.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/newly-crowned-ms-wheelchair-ohio-advocates-for-better-accessibility/

AODA: Removing Financial Accessibility Barriers for Graduate Students with Disabilities

The Committee recommends that the government should undertake a review to identify financial barriers that graduate students face. This review should determine how the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) interacts with sources of financial support available to graduate students, including:

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/removing-financial-accessibility-barriers-for-graduate-students-with-disabilities/

Call for Proposals Launched to Improve the Participation and Social Inclusion of Persons With Disabilities Across Canada

Canada’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic must leave no one behind, including the one in five Canadians who identify as having a disability. That is why the Government of Canada is working with partners from the disability community to address barriers to accessibility and inclusion, so that every Canadian can fully participate in all aspects of society.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/call-for-proposals-launched-to-improve-the-participation-and-social-inclusion-of-persons-with-disabilities-across-canada/

OPINION: Does Technology Provide Accessibility for All?

Many seniors and disabled people have not adapted well to technology, and often find themselves left out.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/opinion-does-technology-provide-accessibility-for-all/

Technology Can’t Solve the Problems Ableism Creates
“Did you read that story in the Stanford Report about the affordable “smart cane” that uses robotics? Wasn’t it cool?”

Whenever articles about disability technology come out, I’m asked for my thoughts and feelings on the innovation at hand. People expect me, a blind person, to share their excitement. Most find my frustration and lack of enthusiasm perplexing. They don’t understand that, in the midst of the excitement that comes with applying technology to the disability community, the true harm, ableism, is often overlooked.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/technology-cant-solve-the-problems-ableism-creates/

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