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In this Issue
*Built Environment Accessibility Audit, Largest in Manitoba History
*Toronto Looking to Crack Down on Misuse of Accessible Parking Permits
*Disabilities Advocates Split Over Guelph Housing Proposal
*Washrooms at Kirbys Beach are Officially Open for Business in Bracebridge
*A Robot to Help Visually Impaired Schoolchildren Find Their Way
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Built Environment Accessibility Audit, Largest in Manitoba History
Adaptability Canada is undertaking a campus-wide audit of the University of Manitobas built environment to identify accessibility barriers. The project
involves over 100 buildings and 560,000+ sq. metres of space. It is part of the universitys response to the Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA) and its ongoing commitment to fostering and providing an accessible environment.
Toronto Looking to Crack Down on Misuse of Accessible Parking Permits
The City of Toronto is looking to crack down on drivers who misuse parking permits to park in spots for people with disabilities.
Disabilities Advocates Split Over Guelph Housing Proposal
Angel Oak Communities wants to build a self-sustaining community hub aimed at helping people with disabilities, but some advocates say the approach evokes dark institutional past.
Mark Enchin, left, and his step-daughter Carly Hatton, hang out in the courtyard of the Ignatius Jesuit Centre in Guelph on Friday, July21, 2017. Enchin
want to use the space to build a sustainable and affordable community hub for various groups of people to live and work together.
Washrooms at Kirbys Beach are Officially Open for Business in Bracebridge
A separate universal washroom, compliant under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act is new to the facility. The new accessible washroom features a larger space for manoeuvring in a wheelchair, signage, automatic door opener, emergency alarm, grab bars, accessible plumbing fixtures and hardware, and a baby change table.
A Robot to Help Visually Impaired Schoolchildren Find Their Way
Alexandre Foucqueteau has taught Cellulo, a little hand-sized robot, how to help visually impaired children find their bearings and avoid obstacles in the classroom.
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