Accessibility News March 9,2024 Update

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In this Issue

*Vancouver Mayor Playing ‘Disingenuous’ Accessibility Politics, Says Critic
*Halifax Student Launches Petition to Improve School Accessibility
*Airlines Could Face More Fines for Mishandling Wheelchairs Under a Biden Administration Proposal
*GO Train Rider Raises Ongoing Accessibility Signage Concerns
*Disability Culture is Something You are a Part of – Not Something that is Happening to You
*Advocates Say N.B.’s Plan for Improving Accessibility Misses the Mark

ARTICLES:

Vancouver Mayor Playing ‘Disingenuous’ Accessibility Politics, Says Critic

“I found it really disingenuous,” said Peters, a disabled community organizer. “This whole thing has been reshaped as if Ken Sim and ABC are leaders in accessibility, when they’re the ones who screwed up this winter, and they continue to screw up.”

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/vancouver-mayor-playing-disingenuous-accessibility-politics-says-critic/

Halifax Student Launches Petition to Improve School Accessibility

Technology education is one of Lux Melanson’s favourite courses at Fairview Junior High School, so it bothers her that some students can’t get to the classroom.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/halifax-student-launches-petition-to-improve-school-accessibility/

Airlines Could Face More Fines for Mishandling Wheelchairs Under a Biden Administration Proposal

The Biden administration is proposing to make it easier for the government to fine airlines for damaging or misplacing wheelchairs by making it an automatic violation of a federal law on accessible air travel.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/airlines-could-face-more-fines-for-mishandling-wheelchairs-under-a-biden-administration-proposal/

GO Train Rider Raises Ongoing Accessibility Signage Concerns

A GO train rider is raising concerns about signage onboard the accessibility coach he rides in daily from Mississauga to downtown Toronto.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/go-train-rider-raises-ongoing-accessibility-signage-concerns/

Disability Culture is Something You are a Part of – Not Something that is Happening to You

As a child, I was often ashamed of my disability.
I fell into the “bitter cripple” stereotype. I didn’t want to be around people with intellectual disabilities because I thought I would be more independent if I ran away from the community rather than toward it. I shunned disability culture.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/disability-culture-is-something-you-are-a-part-of-not-something-that-is-happening-to-you/

Advocates Say N.B.’s Plan for Improving Accessibility Misses the Mark

The legislation emphasizes what’s called “universal design,” which means everything – from buildings and the environment to individual products – is designed to be accessible to all people, regardless of their ability or disability.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/advocates-say-n-b-s-plan-for-improving-accessibility-misses-the-mark/

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