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In this Issue
*Short New Caption Video Explains Why Electric Scooters Endanger People with Disabilities and Others and Gives You Tips to Help Keep Them Out of Toronto
*Legislators Who Want To Make Medically Assisted Dying Easier for Persons With Disabilities Don’t Know the Lived Realities of Disability
*U of T Study Highlights Health-Care Barriers Women With Disabilities Face During Pregnancy
*This Week Is White Cane Week!
*Disability Advocates Want Windsor Homeowners to Shovel Their Sidewalks, Consider Others
*’It’s Devastating’ Disabled People Not Prioritized in Vaccine Rollout, Advocates Say
*Ontario’s Life-and-Death Emergency Triage Protocol Remains a Work In Progress
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Short New Caption Video Explains Why Electric Scooters Endanger People with Disabilities and Others and Gives You Tips to Help Keep Them Out of Toronto
and Sign Up to Tell the Toronto Accessibility Advisory Committee on February 25, 2021 Why Toronto Must Not Allow E-Scooters
Legislators Who Want To Make Medically Assisted Dying Easier for Persons With Disabilities Don’t Know the Lived Realities of Disability
Amidst a pandemic that has disproportionately affected Black, Indigenous, poor and disabled communities, we’ve barely heard a word about disability issues from our federal government – except, that is, their intention to expand access to death for persons with disabilities through new legislation.
U of T Study Highlights Health-Care Barriers Women With Disabilities Face During Pregnancy
The finding, published recently in the journal JAMA Network Open, is the result of the largest study of maternal outcomes for women with disabilities in Canadian history, highlighting the need for better access to medical care in this population of women.
This Week Is White Cane Week!
White Cane Week takes place across Canada in the first full week of February every year. The week raises awareness about how blind people travel and make a difference in their communities. In 2021, White Cane Week takes place from Sunday, February 7th to Saturday, February 13th.
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Disability Advocates Want Windsor Homeowners to Shovel Their Sidewalks, Consider Others
Having been stuck in the snow before, McPhee said she’s often discouraged from heading out in the winter to walk her dog or do other activities alone, out of concern that she might find herself in the ‘humiliating’ situation again.
‘It’s Devastating’ Disabled People Not Prioritized in Vaccine Rollout, Advocates Say
Disabled people outside of congregant care aren’t being prioritized in Canada’s vaccine rollout, and advocates say it’s just one more way their community isn’t being protected.
Ontario’s Life-and-Death Emergency Triage Protocol Remains a Work In Progress
Meanwhile, some doctors say a draft emergency standard of care – distributed to hospitals last month but not publicly released –
does not go far enough. They say it lacks a grim but necessary provision: The power to unplug patients who are unlikely to survive from life support without consent to make room for those with a better chance.
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