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In this Issue
*Major Sporting Events are Rarely Accessible to Disabled Fans
*Quadriplegic Mother Applies for Euthanasia Because She Says It’s Easier to Access Than Disability Support in Canada
*How Accessible Playgrounds Foster Independence for Kids With Disabilities
*Sun, Sand and Accessibility: Area Beach Town Adds Floating Wheelchairs
*United Airlines Pioneers Accessibility with Braille Introduction in Aircraft Interiors
*Feds Announce Funding to Assist Disabled People to Access Employment
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Major Sporting Events are Rarely Accessible to Disabled Fans
Going to cheer on your favourite sports team should be fun and easy to do, but when you have a disability it’s rarely that simple.
At a recent sports event I attended my friend and I had our ‘accessible’ seats given away before we arrived.
Quadriplegic Mother Applies for Euthanasia Because She Says It’s Easier to Access Than Disability Support in Canada
She wrote “Please keep all this secret while I am still alive because the suffering I experience is mental suffering, not physical”.
How Accessible Playgrounds Foster Independence for Kids With Disabilities
When Natalie Mackay’s son Zachary Blakemore was 3 years old, typical playgrounds were challenging for him to navigate in his wheelchair. Often, they were places of burden.
“It would emphasize his limitations. He would start to ask questions why he couldn’t play,” she told St. Louis on the Air. “And I wanted to fix that problem.”
Sun, Sand and Accessibility: Area Beach Town Adds Floating Wheelchairs
Southwestern Ontario is home to some of the province’s best beaches, but not all are accessible to people in wheelchairs.
Goderich, a popular beach town on the shores of Lake Huron, has found a solution: a floating beach wheelchair for people with limited mobility.
United Airlines Pioneers Accessibility with Braille Introduction in Aircraft Interiors
United Airlines has made a significant stride in enhancing the accessibility of air travel for passengers with visual disabilities, becoming the first U.S. airline to incorporate Braille into its aircraft interiors. This initiative aims to help millions of visually impaired travelers navigate the cabin independently.
Feds Announce Funding to Assist Disabled People to Access Employment
Government of Canada, through Nipissing-Timiskaming MP Anthony Rota, funds projects to increase workplace inclusion and connect persons with disabilities with good jobs in North Bay
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