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In this Issue
*Montreal Man Hits Brick Wall in Fight for Accessibility
*Return to the Workplace Highlights Accessibility Concerns for Disabled Employees
*People With Learning Disabilities ‘Extremely Vulnerable’ to the Effects of COVID-19
*Seeing The Unseen: Nonvisible Disability
*I Am Trying and Struggling: Lack of Accessible, Affordable Units Leaves Kitchener Man Stranded
*Accessible Water Wheelchair, Access Mat Helping People Enjoy Regina Beach
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Montreal Man Hits Brick Wall in Fight for Accessibility
A Montreal man living with multiple sclerosis has been denied a permit to build a wheelchair lift in front of his apartment.
Return to the Workplace Highlights Accessibility Concerns for Disabled Employees
Marcie Roth, executive director and chief executive officer of the World Institute on Disability, hopes the accommodations that have been made for all workers during the pandemic continue as the world goes back to normal.
People With Learning Disabilities ‘Extremely Vulnerable’ to the Effects of COVID-19
People with learning disabilities with covid-19 are five times more likely to be admitted to hospital and eight times more likely to die compared with the general population of England, finds a study published by The BMJ today.
Seeing The Unseen: Nonvisible Disability
As someone who experiences chronic pain, my appearance doesn’t always explicitly notify others I’m feeling unwell. Sometimes, this can look like me smiling through what hurts while telling those who ask, “I’m doing fine.” It can also result in a trip to the emergency room in an effort to try and overcome an incessant bout of pain
I Am Trying and Struggling: Lack of Accessible, Affordable Units Leaves Kitchener Man Stranded
Ronald Hoppe said shock turned to anger when he found out he would be waiting years on Waterloo region’s affordable housing list before he would be able to get a unit that was accessible.
Accessible Water Wheelchair, Access Mat Helping People Enjoy Regina Beach
People who use wheelchairs can now take a dip in Last Mountain Lake at Regina Beach much more easily thanks to a group of residents who got together to raise money for equipment that makes the beach accessible.
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