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In this Issue
*For People with Disabilities, Home Ownership is a Two-Headed Monster
*Opinion: The World Should Not Fall Into Its Old Ableist Habits as Covid Re-Openings Continue
*Talking Labels Aid the Blind with Prescriptions
*AudioEye’s Customer Sued By San Francisco Lighthouse for the Blind for Web Accessibility Failures
*On-Demand Transit a Boon for City’s Residents With Accessibility Needs
*How The Labor Market Has Changed For People With Disabilities
*Canadian Company Builds a Better Box of Chocolates Using Braille
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For People with Disabilities, Home Ownership is a Two-Headed Monster
Federally, the Canadian Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination in employment and services under federal jurisdiction, including housing, and the National Housing Strategy Act recognizes adequate housing as a human right.
Provincially however, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) â legislation with the stated goal of making Ontario fully accessible to people with disabilities by 2025 – does not mention housing.
Opinion: The World Should Not Fall Into Its Old Ableist Habits as Covid Re-Openings Continue
Matt McCann says despite the challenges of Covid, some welcome changes have come for those with disabilities and those changes should not be lost.
Talking Labels Aid the Blind with Prescriptions
As some people age, they may have trouble reading prescription labels, knowing what dose to take and identifying proper pills.
Mistakes can have life-threatening consequences. The challenge is exacerbated for folks who don’t see well or have a severe visual impairment though some blind people have learned to figure out which pill is which by feeling its shape or texture.
AudioEye’s Customer Sued By San Francisco Lighthouse for the Blind for Web Accessibility Failures
Despite working for a long time with AudioEye for website remediation, ADP, the human resources management software and resources giant, was sued due to consistent failures in AudioEye services and products to be used by blind people.
On-Demand Transit a Boon for City’s Residents With Accessibility Needs
Nobody wants to feel like a burden, but when Tom Slow has to board the community bus in Port Colborne with his wheelchair, that’s exactly how he feels.
How The Labor Market Has Changed For People With Disabilities
Prior to the pandemic, individuals with disabilities were being hired for jobs faster than their counterparts without disabilities, which was welcome news that seemed to suggest a closing of the long-standing employment gap. In the first year of the pandemic, however, workers with disabilities lost nearly a million jobs –
that is a 20 percent decline, compared to only a 14 percent decline among workers without disabilities.
Canadian Company Builds a Better Box of Chocolates Using Braille
A move by a Canadian chocolate maker to produce packaging for blind and partially sighted people is one of several campaigns this year by companies trying to make their products more accessible to people with disabilities (PWD).
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