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In this Issue
*Low-Cost Smart Glove Translates American Sign Language Alphabet
*Communication Support for Disabled Crime Victims Ignored by Justice System, Advocates Say
*Before Weeks End, Please Fill Out the Wynne Governments Online Survey on Disability Barriers in Ontarios Education system and Endorse the AODA Alliances Answers to This Survey, Which We Make Public Today
*MobilityPlus to Take Another Look at Dialysis Rides
*Focus: Feds Can Improve Accessibility Legislation
*Guide Dog Users, Providers Say Proposed Rules Disregard Needs of Visually Impaired
*Ontario to Change Child Support Law to Give Adult Children With Disabilities Access to Parental Cash
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Low-Cost Smart Glove Translates American Sign Language Alphabet
Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a smart glove that wirelessly translates the American Sign Language alphabet into text and controls a virtual hand to mimic sign language gestures. The device, which engineers call The Language of Glove, was built for less than $100 using stretchable and printable electronics that are inexpensive, commercially available and easy to assemble. The work was published on July 12 in the journal PLOS ONE.
Communication Support for Disabled Crime Victims Ignored by Justice System, Advocates Say
Disabled Canadians are at high risk of sexual abuse often because they cant communicate with police.
Barbara Collier runs a training program to teach speech-language pathologists how to help people with disabilities communicate with police and in court.
Before Weeks End, Please Fill Out the Wynne Governments Online Survey on Disability Barriers in Ontarios Education system and Endorse the AODA Alliances Answers to This Survey, Which We Make Public Today
Please email the Wynne Government by the end of Friday July 14, 2017 to say you support the AODA Alliances answers to the Governments survey on the disability
accessibility barriers that over a third of a million students with disabilities face in Ontarios education system. You might just say:
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MobilityPlus to Take Another Look at Dialysis Rides
The eligibility criteria also need to be reconsidered in relation to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, expanding beyond physical disabilities.
That could include people with dementia or cognitive issues who aren’t able to use regular public transportation.
Focus: Feds Can Improve Accessibility Legislation
Brendon Pooran, founder of Toronto firm PooranLaw, remains only cautiously optimistic about the federal developments, explaining that the AODA has not lived up to his expectations more than a decade on from its passage.
Guide Dog Users, Providers Say Proposed Rules Disregard Needs of Visually Impaired
TORONTO Providers and users of guide dogs for the visually impaired say new proposed federal standards for service dog teams disregard their current needs and could pose barriers to future access.
Ontario to Change Child Support Law to Give Adult Children With Disabilities Access to Parental Cash
Brampton single mother launched a constitutional challenge to win child support for her 22-year-old disabled son.
The provincial government will table an amendment to Ontarios Family Law Act this fall to give adult children with disabilities access to child support, the Star has learned.
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