Accessibility News February 20,2021 Update

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In this Issue

*Online Learning Era Neglects Blind Students’ Needs
*Ice Now Open in Parkdale, at Alberta’s First Accessible Outdoor Rink
*4 Reasons Why Hiring Disabled Workers Is Good for Business
*Canada: University Professors Research on Barriers to Justice Faced by Persons with Disabilities During the COVID-19 Pandemic
*Crowd Sourced Description Call for Submissions!
*Improving Access To Care And Support For Families Affected By Cerebral Palsy

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ARTICLES:

Online Learning Era Neglects Blind Students’ Needs

A year after many campuses transitioned to remote instruction, blind students continue to encounter barriers that undermine their learning.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/online-learning-era-neglects-blind-students-needs/

Ice Now Open in Parkdale, at Alberta’s First Accessible Outdoor Rink

Phase 1 of construction has officially been completed on the Parkdale Community Rink & Hub, which means accessible and inclusive ice is now open for skaters and sledge hockey players.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/ice-now-open-in-parkdale-at-albertas-first-accessible-outdoor-rink/

4 Reasons Why Hiring Disabled Workers Is Good for Business

The pandemic has hit the disabilities community particularly hard. This founder of a startup that makes software more accessible warns that’s a major loss for your innovation.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/4-reasons-why-hiring-disabled-workers-is-good-for-business/

Canada: University Professors Research on Barriers to Justice Faced by Persons with Disabilities During the COVID-19 Pandemic

TRU’s Dr. Ruby Dhand, a professor in the Faculty of Law, has partnered with Dr. Dipesh Prema, a TRU chemistry professor, and Dr. Tess Sheldon, a law professor from the University of Windsor are not focusing on traditional COVID-19 topics but is seeking to understand what barriers to justice those with severe disabilities in long-term care homes are facing due to the pandemic.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/canada-university-professors-research-on-barriers-to-justice-faced-by-persons-with-disabilities-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/

Crowd Sourced Description Call for Submissions!

Is there an artwork you have always wanted to hear described, but never had the chance? VocalEye is seeking suggestions from the blind and partially sighted community for a described visual art tour. It could be anything from a famous masterpiece to a lesser-known work that you have a personal connection to. The suggestions we collect will form the basis of an Almost Live Zoom Virtual Tour later this year.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/crowd-sourced-description-call-for-submissions/

Improving Access To Care And Support For Families Affected By Cerebral Palsy

As the most common physical disability in Canada, cerebral palsy affects around 0.2% of the population.

Cerebral palsy can be produced by an injury to the developing brain caused by injury, disease, or genetic and developmental disorders.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/improving-access-to-care-and-support-for-families-affected-by-cerebral-palsy/

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