Accessibility News January 15,2022 Update

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In this Issue

*This Ontario Man has Waited Over 2 Years to Replace His Broken Electric Wheelchair
*German Court Orders Protection of People with Disabilities in Triage Decisions
*One Year After Disability-Discriminatory Critical Care Triage Protocol was Secretly Sent to Ontario Hospitals, Disability Advocates Sound the Alarm About the Danger of Disability Discrimination in Access to Health Care as the Omicron Variant Rapidly Overloads Hospitals
*Canadians With Disabilities Fell Through the Cracks in the Pandemic Response
*Doctors Know Little About Their Obligations To People With Disabilities, Study Finds
*Covid Tests ‘Still Not Accessible’ for Blind People Two Years Into the Pandemic
*A Misleading National Post Column Unfairly Misquotes the AODA Alliance, and Claims We are Untrustworthy on the Issue of Robots on Public Sidewalks

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This Ontario Man has Waited Over 2 Years to Replace His Broken Electric Wheelchair

It was 4 a.m. on Boxing Day and Shawn Brush was stuck.

He was trying to watch Christmas movies when his electric wheelchair broke again. This time, it froze in a tilted position. The 62-year-old Burlington, Ont., man was trapped.

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/this-ontario-man-has-waited-over-2-years-to-replace-his-broken-electric-wheelchair/

German Court Orders Protection of People with Disabilities in Triage Decisions

Lawmakers Should Prevent Discrimination in Life-Saving Treatment

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/german-court-orders-protection-of-people-with-disabilities-in-triage-decisions/

One Year After Disability-Discriminatory Critical Care Triage Protocol was Secretly Sent to Ontario Hospitals, Disability Advocates Sound the Alarm About the Danger of Disability Discrimination in Access to Health Care as the Omicron Variant Rapidly Overloads Hospitals

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/one-year-after-disability-discriminatory-critical-care-triage-protocol-was-secretly-sent-to-ontario-hospitals-disability-advocates-sound-the-alarm-about-the-danger-of-disability-discrimination-in-acc/

Canadians With Disabilities Fell Through the Cracks in the Pandemic Response

The GTA physician is one of several health-care professionals who have been speaking out about how ineffective government action will likely increase the number of people living with disabilities. And more than that, how leaders have overlooked the existing disabled community altogether.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/canadians-with-disabilities-fell-through-the-cracks-in-the-pandemic-response/

Doctors Know Little About Their Obligations To People With Disabilities, Study Finds

More than a third of doctors surveyed had little or no knowledge about their legal requirements under the ADA and 71% did not know who determines reasonable accommodations.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/doctors-know-little-about-their-obligations-to-people-with-disabilities-study-finds/

Covid Tests ‘Still Not Accessible’ for Blind People Two Years Into the Pandemic

For most of us, we can quickly do a Covid-19 test without a second thought – we just use the swab, measure out the sample then read the result. But what if your eyesight isn’t strong enough to see the test in the first place?

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/covid-tests-still-not-accessible-for-blind-people-two-years-into-the-pandemic/

A Misleading National Post Column Unfairly Misquotes the AODA Alliance, and Claims We are Untrustworthy on the Issue of Robots on Public Sidewalks

National Post Eventually Publishes a Correction After Our Repeated Requests.

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/a-misleading-national-post-column-unfairly-misquotes-the-aoda-alliance-and-claims-we-are-untrustworthy-on-the-issue-of-robots-on-public-sidewalks/

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