Accessibility News July 6,2024 Update

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In this Issue

*Canada Isn’t as Accessible as It Claims to Be
*Hamilton Ends Free Bus Rides for Blind, Disabled Residents
*Abbotsford Student’s Speech About Accessibility Challenges at Her School Censored by Administrators
*N.B. Program Aims to Educate, Encourage Employers to Hire More People With Disabilities
*Funding for New Accessible Trail in Annapolis County

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Canada Isn’t as Accessible as It Claims to Be

Our aims to make the country barrier-free by 2040 are falling short. How do we ensure access for all?

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Canada Isn’t as Accessible as It Claims to Be

Hamilton Ends Free Bus Rides for Blind, Disabled Residents

Advocates are urging council to reconsider the end of the ‘voluntary pay’ program – or at least offer more accessible boarding and payment options.

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Hamilton Ends Free Bus Rides for Blind, Disabled Residents

Abbotsford Student’s Speech About Accessibility Challenges at Her School Censored by Administrators

As part of her Grade 12 art activism class, Lexis De Meyer was tasked with investigating accessibility challenges faced by people with disabilities in her community of Abbotsford.

Just days after her presenting her report, she broke her ankle playing rugby. She was on crutches, and she learned her own school, Robert Bateman Secondary, is not easy to navigate for students with physical disabilities.

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Abbotsford Student’s Speech About Accessibility Challenges at Her School Censored by Administrators

N.B. Program Aims to Educate, Encourage Employers to Hire More People With Disabilities

When asked what she likes most about her job, Kyra Thomas will tell you it’s helping people – and the money.

The Fredericton woman is refreshingly honest about her current employment, after working in retail for about a decade.

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N.B. Program Aims to Educate, Encourage Employers to Hire More People With Disabilities

Funding for New Accessible Trail in Annapolis County

The Moon Mist Trail, located in Upper Clements, is an all-accessible 550-metre double-track loop connected to the Annapolis Valley trail system and other nearby trails. It is 1.5 metres wide with a hardpacked crusher dust surface, wooden perimeter edges, rest stops and an accessible port-a-potty located near the parking area.

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Funding for New Accessible Trail in Annapolis County

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