Accessibility News July 3,2021 Update

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In this Issue

*Is There a Right Way to Act Blind?
*Send Your Feedback on the Initial Report/Recommendations by the Post-Secondary Education Standards Development Committee on What Must Be Done to Make Ontario Colleges and Universities Accessible for Students with Disabilities
*Canadians Concerned About Disability Poverty, On-Board with Proposed New National Benefit
*I Chose Not to Disclose My Condition for Many Years, But I Came to Change My Mind
*Largest U.S. Blind Advocacy Group Bans Web Accessibility Overlay Giant AccessiBe
*Violation of Ontario Human RIGHTS!

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ARTICLES:

Is There a Right Way to Act Blind?

Activists slammed the TV show “the Dark” for casting a sighted actress in a blind lead role. But what if blindness is a performance of its own?

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/is-there-a-right-way-to-act-blind/

Send Your Feedback on the Initial Report/Recommendations by the Post-Secondary Education Standards Development Committee on What Must Be Done to Make Ontario Colleges and Universities Accessible for Students with Disabilities

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/send-your-feedback-on-the-initial-report-recommendations-by-the-post-secondary-education-standards-development-committee-on-what-must-be-done-to-make-ontario-colleges-and-universities-accessible-for-s/

Canadians Concerned About Disability Poverty, On-Board with Proposed New National Benefit

Recognizing the challenges faced by Canadians with disabilities problems that have only been exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic the federal Liberal government laid out plans to help in its September 2020 Speech from the Throne. The government promised a new Canadian Disability Benefit, modelled after the seniors’ guaranteed income supplement.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/canadians-concerned-about-disability-poverty-on-board-with-proposed-new-national-benefit/

I Chose Not to Disclose My Condition for Many Years, But I Came to Change My Mind

“You’re a very big guy and awkward with the way you move. You have this large presence that is off-putting. If I had an opening and you were the applicant, I wouldn’t hire you.”

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/i-chose-not-to-disclose-my-condition-for-many-years-but-i-came-to-change-my-mind/

Largest U.S. Blind Advocacy Group Bans Web Accessibility Overlay Giant AccessiBe

The National Federation of the Blind, America’s most powerful civil rights and advocacy group for the visually impaired has launched a scathing attack on web accessibility overlay market leader accessiBe, accusing the company of engaging in “harmful” practices.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/largest-u-s-blind-advocacy-group-bans-web-accessibility-overlay-giant-accessibe/

Violation of Ontario Human RIGHTS!

Ontario Human Rights Commission:

After extensive research I am learning that Ontario young adults between 20 and 64 are being denied OHIP funded services at our private Physiotherapy Clinics for the following Groups of People:

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/violation-of-ontario-human-rights/

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