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In this Issue
*Mask Exemptions Must Be Respected, Disability Advocates Say
*Providing Closed Captioning on Council Meetings too Costly, Suggests Town Staff
*Path Forward Should Be Barrier-Free: Strides in Accessibility a Community Effort
*Government of Canada Helps Employers Create Accessible and Inclusive Workplaces for Employees With Disabilities
*Walking While Blind in Manhattan During the Pandemic
*Government of Canada Increases Funding for Alternate Format Materials for Persons With Print Disabilities
*Disabled Canadians Face Uphill Struggle for Regular Care as COVID-19 Drains Resources
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Mask Exemptions Must Be Respected, Disability Advocates Say
Failure to allow exemptions under mandatory mask order constitutes human rights discrimination, city’s accessibility committee says.
Providing Closed Captioning on Council Meetings too Costly, Suggests Town Staff
“I think it’s a fabulous thing to add for people, but we aren’t willing to do this because of the cost?”
Path Forward Should Be Barrier-Free: Strides in Accessibility a Community Effort
Though barriers still exist, advocates have pushed accessibility to the forefront of conversations and policies to create change. Collingwood installed an accessible dock and boat launch, allowing barrier-free access to competitive and recreational boating activities on Georgian Bay.
Government of Canada Helps Employers Create Accessible and Inclusive Workplaces for Employees With Disabilities
One way to strengthen Canada’s workforce and economic recovery is to address the challenges experienced by persons with disabilities in securing gainful employment.
Walking While Blind in Manhattan During the Pandemic
Crowded sidewalks and roadways have a few benefits to the blind: motion provides clues to what is happening.
Government of Canada Increases Funding for Alternate Format Materials for Persons With Print Disabilities
The Government of Canada continues to take important and decisive action to ensure that all Canadians are supported during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Disabled Canadians Face Uphill Struggle for Regular Care as COVID-19 Drains Resources
There’s a lot Heather Morgan has figured out on her own to ensure her family’s well-being. She spends 10 to 30 hours a week as a caregiver for her Ontario-based family of four, helping manage their multiple disabilities in addition to looking after her own health.
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