Accessibility News April 27,2024 Update

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In this Issue

*Understanding and Accessing Canadian Disability Benefits
*Disability Expert resigns from federal advisory group over benefit program
*UPEI Student Frustrated by Lack of Wheelchair Access on Campus
*Higher Education was Easily Accessible to Disabled People During Covid. Why are We Being Shut Out Now?
*Para Transpo Riders Challenge City Council to Experience ‘Horrible’ System
*AODA Alliance Updates{2}

ARTICLES:

Understanding and Accessing Canadian Disability Benefits

As a practising psychologist, I wish there existed a single resource where Canadians could familiarize themselves with the diverse social assistance programs funded by our taxes. Many of the families I work with need to be made aware of the available governmental support or guided through how to obtain it. And as a mother of a child with special needs, I myself was keen to learn about the Canada Disability Benefit introduced in the 2024 budget. So here is an overview of how to obtain the CDB – and other disability supports.

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Understanding and Accessing Canadian Disability Benefits

Disability Expert resigns from federal advisory group over benefit program

OTTAWA – One of Canada’s leading disability scholars is quitting a federal advisory board, saying the government failed to properly fund the disability benefit.

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Disability Expert resigns from federal advisory group over benefit program

UPEI Student Frustrated by Lack of Wheelchair Access on Campus

A University of Prince Edward Island [UPEI] student says he’s spent the past six years feeling frustrated about his inability to get around campus.

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UPEI Student Frustrated by Lack of Wheelchair Access on Campus

Higher Education was Easily Accessible to Disabled People During Covid. Why are We Being Shut Out Now?

The pandemic showed that remote learning is effective. It’s absurd that universities are going back to processes that exclude us

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Higher Education was Easily Accessible to Disabled People During Covid. Why are We Being Shut Out Now?

Para Transpo Riders Challenge City Council to Experience ‘Horrible’ System

Two representatives of riders who use Ottawa’s Para Transpo system say they’re still battling to achieve even the same level of “horrible” service that many local residents complain about when using OC Transpo.

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Para Transpo Riders Challenge City Council to Experience ‘Horrible’ System

AODA Alliance Updates:

Toronto City Staff’s Excellent and Thorough New Report to Toronto City Council Recommends that the City Continue to Say No to E-Scooters

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Toronto City Staff’s Excellent and Thorough New Report to Toronto City Council Recommends that the City Continue to Say No to E-Scooters

2024 Federal Budget is a Colossal Betrayal of Tens of Thousands of People with Disabilities in Canada Languishing in Poverty

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2024 Federal Budget is a Colossal Betrayal of Tens of Thousands of People with Disabilities in Canada Languishing in Poverty

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