Accessibility News June 4,2022 Update

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In this Issue

*Get Ready for the Next Chapter in the Non-Partisan Grassroots Campaign to Tear Down Disability Barriers, After the June 2 Ontario Election
*New Funding Supports DeafBlind People in B.C.
*Accessible B.C. Plan Removes Barriers
*Article: Looking “Too Good” To Have a Disability
*This Election is the Most Important One in 20 Years, Say Accessibility Advocates
*Still More Media Coverage of Ontario Election Disability Issues, But the National Post, Globe and Mail, Sun Newspapers and CTV Haven’t Reported on These Issues
*Regent Park is a Challenge for People With Disabilities. A New Partnership is Trying to Change That
*During National AccessAbility Week (May29-June 4), Will Doug Ford Finally Break His Silence and Make Commitments to Tear Down Disability Barriers Facing Over 2.6 Million Ontarians with Disabilities?

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Press Releases:

*Q4 Inc. and eSSENTIAL Accessibility Announce Strategic Joint Partnership
https://vancouversun.com/pmn/press-releases-pmn/business-wire-news-releases-pmn/q4-inc-and-essential-accessibility-announce-strategic-joint-partnership *eSSENTIAL Accessibility and 85SIXTY Partner to Create Accessible E-Commerce Experiences
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/essential-accessibility-and-85sixty-partner-to-create-accessible-e-commerce-experiences-301519838.html

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ARTICLES:

Get Ready for the Next Chapter in the Non-Partisan Grassroots Campaign to Tear Down Disability Barriers, After the June 2 Ontario Election

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/get-ready-for-the-next-chapter-in-the-non-partisan-grassroots-campaign-to-tear-down-disability-barriers-after-the-june-2-ontario-election/

New Funding Supports DeafBlind People in B.C.

A new initiative will improve the quality of life for British Columbians living with hearing and sight loss, which is known as deafblindness.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/new-funding-supports-deafblind-people-in-b-c/

Accessible B.C. Plan Removes Barriers

The Accessible BC plan lists five priority areas for government to identify, remove and prevent barriers to participation for people with disabilities:

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/accessiblebc-plan-removes-barriers/

Article: Looking “Too Good” To Have a Disability

In the year that I was applying for my Persons with Disabilities (PWD) designation, I have to admit I did a lot of soul-searching.

I knew I wouldn’t be taken seriously. Apparently, I looked great, as people never stopped telling me.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/article-looking-too-good-to-have-a-disability/

This Election is the Most Important One in 20 Years, Say Accessibility Advocates

Danielle Kane used to think that Ontario was a fairly accessible place.

“In a country like Canada, in a province like Ontario, I figured accessibility must be pretty good,” she said. “I see the signs for handicapped washrooms everywhere, and parking buttons. So I’m thinking, OK, our province must have things under control.”

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/this-election-is-the-most-important-one-in-20-years-say-accessibility-advocates/

Still More Media Coverage of Ontario Election Disability Issues, But the National Post, Globe and Mail, Sun Newspapers and CTV Haven’t Reported on These Issues

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/still-more-media-coverage-of-ontario-election-disability-issues-but-the-national-post-globe-and-mail-sun-newspapers-and-ctv-haven%c2%92t-reported-on-these-issues/

Regent Park is a Challenge for People With Disabilities. A New Partnership is Trying to Change That

As someone who uses a wheelchair, Saleh Sheihk says newer buildings in his Regent Park neighbourhood are mostly accessible, but others need upgrades that aren’t always obvious to people who don’t have disabilities.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/regent-park-is-a-challenge-for-people-with-disabilities-a-new-partnership-is-trying-to-change-that/

During National AccessAbility Week (May29-June 4), Will Doug Ford Finally Break His Silence and Make Commitments to Tear Down Disability Barriers Facing Over 2.6 Million Ontarians with Disabilities?

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/during-national-accessability-week-may29-june-4-will-doug-ford-finally-break-his-silence-and-make-commitments-to-tear-down-disability-barriers-facing-over-2-6-million-ontarians-with-disabilities/

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