Accessibility News August 27,2022 Update

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In this Issue

*He Did It! Whitby’s Mike Shoreman First Person With Disability to Cross All five Great Lakes on a Paddleboard
*Long COVID Symptoms Leads to Woman Applying to End Life
*Ontario Tech Hosting Virtual Speaker Series to Advance Disability Rights Around the World
*Mohawk College President’s Office Schedules, Cancels, Uncancels and Then Again Cancels Last Week’s Meeting with AODA Alliance Chair to Discuss Major Objections to Mohawk Killing Its One-of-a-Kind Accessible Media Production Program – When If Ever Will We Get to Meet?
*This Technology Makes Data Accessible to Blind and Visually Impaired People
*Province Recruiting for Committees to Improve Accessibility

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Press Releases:

* Level Access and eSSENTIAL Accessibility Complete Merger
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/level-access-and-essential-accessibility-complete-merger-301608027.html
* eSSENTIAL Accessibility Launches Design Evaluations Based on First-Ever Design-Focused WCAG Rule Library
https://www.yahoo.com/now/essential-accessibility-launches-design-evaluations-130000029.html

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ARTICLES:

He Did It! Whitby’s Mike Shoreman First Person With Disability to Cross All five Great Lakes on a Paddleboard

Canada’s Great Lakes Crossing aims to raise funds and awareness for youth mental health

Shoreman, 39, is a former paddleboard coach who says he abruptly lost his business, his social life and his independence in 2018 after developing Ramsay Hunt syndrome.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/he-did-it-whitbys-mike-shoreman-first-person-with-disability-to-cross-all-five-great-lakes-on-a-paddleboard/

Long COVID Symptoms Leads to Woman Applying to End Life

Contracting COVID-19 radically changed Tracey Thompson’s life. It’s been more than two years since the initial infection, but her symptoms still dictate her days, leaving her with heavy-weighted fatigue, robbing her of energy and her ability to work.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/long-covid-symptoms-leads-to-woman-applying-to-end-life/

Ontario Tech Hosting Virtual Speaker Series to Advance Disability Rights Around the World

MONTHLY SESSIONS RUN FROM SEPTEMBER TO DECEMBER

To position persons with disability as agents in their narratives and experts of their own experiences, event organizers commissioned professional artist Anne K Abbott to create promotional materials for the speaker series.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/ontario-tech-hosting-virtual-speaker-series-to-advance-disability-rights-around-the-world/

Mohawk College President’s Office Schedules, Cancels, Uncancels and Then Again Cancels Last Week’s Meeting with AODA Alliance Chair to Discuss Major Objections to Mohawk Killing Its One-of-a-Kind Accessible Media Production Program â When If Ever Will We Get to Meet?

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/mohawk-college-presidents-office-schedules-cancels-uncancels-and-then-again-cancels-last-weeks-meeting-with-aoda-alliance-chair-to-discuss-major-objections-to-mohawk-killing-its-one-of-a-kind-ac/

This Technology Makes Data Accessible to Blind and Visually Impaired People

NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly talks with Mona Minkara, a professor of bioengineering at Northeastern University who is also blind, about a new way to present science data to blind and sighted people alike.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/this-technology-makes-data-accessible-to-blind-and-visually-impaired-people/

Province Recruiting for Committees to Improve Accessibility

Applications are open for people who want to help develop the Province’s first two standards for accessibility in order to remove barriers that can restrict people living with disabilities from pursuing the same opportunities as those without disabilities.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/province-recruiting-for-committees-to-improve-accessibility/

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