Accessibility News December 12,2020 Update

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In this Issue

*Why Disability Advocates are Worried About Changes to Canada’s Medical Assistance in Dying Bill
*Disability Advocates Propose Plan to Fix, Improve Winnipeg Transit
*Share with Others the Youtube Link to Yesterday’s Important Panel on TV Ontario’s “The Agenda with Steve Paikin” Revealing the Hardships Facing Many Ontario Students with Disabilities During Distance Education and While Attending Re-Opened Schools
*Advocates Fear AVs Will Leave Disabled Riders Behind
*With the Shift to Online Learning, Students With Disabilities Face New Barriers
*Government of Canada Fighting the Alliance for the Equality of Blind Canadians in Court
*What Did Disability Advocates Tell Canada’s Parliament 40 Years Ago This Fall to Help Win an Historic Amendment to the Charter of Rights to Protect Equality for People with Disabilities?

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ARTICLES:

Why Disability Advocates are Worried About Changes to Canada’s Medical Assistance in Dying Bill

Jeff Preston wants to know what governments are doing to help people with disabilities live

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/why-disability-advocates-are-worried-about-changes-to-canadas-medical-assistance-in-dying-bill/

Disability Advocates Propose Plan to Fix, Improve Winnipeg Transit

Disability Advocates Propose Plan to Fix, Improve Winnipeg Transit Report identifies 9 steps to ensuring those with disabilities have equal access

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/disability-advocates-propose-plan-to-fix-improve-winnipeg-transit/

Share with Others the Youtube Link to Yesterday’s Important Panel on TV Ontario’s “The Agenda with Steve Paikin” Revealing the Hardships Facing Many Ontario Students with Disabilities During Distance Education and While Attending Re-Opened Schools

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/share-with-others-the-youtube-link-to-yesterday%c2%92s-important-panel-on-tv-ontarios-the-agenda-with-steve-paikin-revealing-the-hardships-facing-many-ontario-students-with-disabilities-durin/

Advocates Fear AVs Will Leave Disabled Riders Behind

For Carol Tyson, a recent proposal that would advance the commercialization of self-driving vehicles brought familiar pangs of frustration.

Like so many others, Tyson, an advocate for people with disabilities, believes autonomous transportation holds the potential to unlock newfound independence and mobility for millions of Americans. However, blueprints for that future are missing vital components, namely vehicle designs and regulatory frameworks that address considerations for riders with disabilities.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/advocates-fear-avs-will-leave-disabled-riders-behind/

With the Shift to Online Learning, Students With Disabilities Face New Barriers

They may not have to navigate campus, but online learning has brought new challenges

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/with-the-shift-to-online-learning-students-with-disabilities-face-new-barriers/

Government of Canada Fighting the Alliance for the Equality of Blind Canadians in Court

The Government of Canada is fighting a small registered charity and not-for-profit organization in court and refusing to ensure that its websites are accessible to blind, deafblind and partially sighted Canadians.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/government-of-canada-fighting-the-alliance-for-the-equality-of-blind-canadians-in-court/

What Did Disability Advocates Tell Canada’s Parliament 40 Years Ago This Fall to Help Win an Historic Amendment to the Charter of Rights to Protect Equality for People with Disabilities?

Let’s take a cool stroll down disability rights advocacy memory lane going back four decades! Today, we make public a real treasure from the history of the ongoing non-partisan campaign for full accessibility, full participation and full inclusion of people with disabilities in Canadian society! These events still resonate to this day.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/what-did-disability-advocates-tell-canadas-parliament-40-years-ago-this-fall-to-help-win-an-historic-amendment-to-the-charter-of-rights-to-protect-equality-for-people-with-disabilities/

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