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In this Issue
*Already In ‘Crisis Mode’, Ontario Hospitals Have No Protocol for Who Gets Priority Treatment, Human Rights Advocates Say
*Bluewater Decides Against Captioning Recorded Council Meetings
*Accessibility Principles Across Canada
*Accessibility and Remote Classrooms Are Your Digital Learning Tools Leaving Students Behind?
*US Government Wants To Make Rental Cars More Accessible for Those With Disabilities
*Alaska Airlines Clamps Down on Emotional Support Animals on Flights
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Already In ‘Crisis Mode’, Ontario Hospitals Have No Protocol for Who Gets Priority Treatment, Human Rights Advocates Say
Doctors in Ontario could soon be forced to undergo the harrowing process their peers in Italy and New York experienced in the spring choosing who lives and dies when intensive care reaches its maximum capacity.
That’s the question many fear as COVID-19 patients continue to pile into intensive care beds in Ontario. In Peel Region, hospitals are at breaking point, cancelling surgeries and transferring some patients to neighbouring sites.
Bluewater Decides Against Captioning Recorded Council Meetings
During the Dec. 21 regular council meeting, Bluewater clerk Chandra Alexander presented a report to councillors which outlined the municipality’s obligations according to new provincial criteria being included in the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) to provide captioning for recorded council meetings.
Accessibility Principles Across Canada
Many separate accessibility standards development processes exist in Canada. Ontario, Manitoba, and Nova Scotia all have laws that mandate creation of provincial accessibility standards. In addition, the Accessible Canada Act mandates accessibility standards that apply to organizations under federal jurisdiction. However, the government of Canada intends to coordinate federal and provincial accessibility laws.
Accessibility and Remote Classrooms Are Your Digital Learning Tools Leaving Students Behind?
Educators around the world are adopting digital learning tools to adjust to new remote educational environments necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, in an effort to reach and support students by virtual means, teachers risk leaving the most vulnerable behind.
US Government Wants To Make Rental Cars More Accessible for Those With Disabilities
NHTSA believes its proposed rule will make life a lot easier for people with disabilities, especially those using a wheelchair.
Alaska Airlines Clamps Down on Emotional Support Animals on Flights
The airline says it will permit service dogs only, following a move by the U.S. Department of Transportation to reclassify the types of service animals allowed on flights.
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