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In this Issue
*Students Design a Facial Recognition Cane for Blind People
*Windsor Dragging Its Feet in Terms of Accessibility, Say Visually Impaired Residents
*Parapan Am Games Policy Keeps Girl in Wheelchair From Having Friend Join Her in the Stands
*Yet More Proof that the Wynne Government is Inexcusably Doing Nothing to Get More Restaurants, Stores and Other Tourism/Hospitality Services to Become Accessible to Customers with Disabilities Before the Toronto 2015 Pan/ParaPan American Games
*AODAS Fantastic Voyage
*Parapan Ams a Missed Chance for T.O. Tourism
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Students Design a Facial Recognition Cane for Blind People
A group of students at Birmingham City University are developing a smart cane, dubbed XploR, which uses a combination of hardware and software to help the visually impaired easily identify family and friends.
Windsor Dragging Its Feet in Terms of Accessibility, Say Visually Impaired Residents
The couple says negative interactions with Windsor bus drivers are common, and they are often treated the same way Blaevoet described.
Parapan Am Games Policy Keeps Girl in Wheelchair From Having Friend Join Her in the Stands
People needing tickets in an accessible area may only be seated with one able-bodied companion, creating a dilemma for a Mississauga family.
Yet More Proof that the Wynne Government is Inexcusably Doing Nothing to Get More Restaurants, Stores and Other Tourism/Hospitality Services to Become
Accessible to Customers with Disabilities Before the Toronto 2015 Pan/ParaPan American Games
We have tried without success since August 2013 to get the Wynne Government to create a long-term legacy of improved accessibility of tourism and hospitality
services like restaurants, stores and hotels, as a result of the publics investment in the 2015 Toronto Pan/ParaPan American Games.
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AODAS Fantastic Voyage
By Victor Schwartzman
I worried that brilliant flashes of light through his eyes could fry the Proteus. Fortunately, it was mostly dark. My team agreed that was because the
Minister saw only what he wanted. Worse might have been the ears. If he heard constituents complaining as we travelled near his ear drum, bad vibrations
could destroy us. However, it was quiet. We concluded this was because the Minister heard only what he wanted.
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Parapan Ams a Missed Chance for T.O. Tourism
With recent news that venues are almost $60 million under budget, Lepofsky cheekily suggested that chunk of change would have gone a long way to making the tourism and hospitality industry more hospitable.
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