Accessibility News May 22,2021 Update

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In this Issue

*Disability Rights Advocate Resorts to Freedom of Information Application to Unearth the Ford Government’s Secret Plans for Critical Care Triage if Overcrowded Hospitals Can’t Serve All Critically-Ill Patients
*Ontario is Not Out of the Woods When It Comes to the Danger of Disability Discrimination in Critical Care Triage
*Smart Shoes Help the Visually Impaired
*Many With Disabilities Struggling in COVID Era; Pandemic Has Magnified Sense of Isolation
*Accessibility Advocates Sign Open Letter Urging People Not To Use AccesiBe and Other Overlay Products
*Woman With Invisible Disability Left Shaken After Altercation Over Accessible Parking Spot

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Disability Rights Advocate Resorts to Freedom of Information Application to Unearth the Ford Government’s Secret Plans for Critical Care Triage if Overcrowded Hospitals Can’t Serve All Critically-Ill Patients

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/disability-rights-advocate-resorts-to-freedom-of-information-application-to-unearth-the-ford-governments-secret-plans-for-critical-care-triage-if-overcrowded-hospitals-cant-serve-all-critically-il/

Ontario is Not Out of the Woods When It Comes to the Danger of Disability Discrimination in Critical Care Triage

It is very good that new daily COVID-19 infection rates are dropping and that more and more people are getting vaccinated. This makes it less likely that Ontario must resort to critical care triage in the immediate future.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/ontario-is-not-out-of-the-woods-when-it-comes-to-the-danger-of-disability-discrimination-in-critical-care-triage/

Smart Shoes Help the Visually Impaired

Shoes with sensors embedded in them have been created to alert blind and visually impaired people to obstacles in their path.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/smart-shoes-help-the-visually-impaired/

Many With Disabilities Struggling in COVID Era; Pandemic Has Magnified Sense of Isolation

Riley Oldford is usually out playing sledge hockey or spending time with friends, but since the start of the pandemic he’s mostly been at home.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/many-with-disabilities-struggling-in-covid-era-pandemic-has-magnified-sense-of-isolation/

Accessibility Advocates Sign Open Letter Urging People Not To Use AccesiBe and Other Overlay Products

AccessiBe and other similar tools are coming under fire after more than 400 accessibility advocates and developers signed an open letter calling on the industry to unite against the use of accessibility overlay products.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/accessibility-advocates-sign-open-letter-urging-people-not-to-use-accesibe-and-other-overlay-products/

Woman With Invisible Disability Left Shaken After Altercation Over Accessible Parking Spot

Nicole Sparks of Cole Harbour says parking spots, permits should reflect that not all disabilities are obvious

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/woman-with-invisible-disability-left-shaken-after-altercation-over-accessible-parking-spot/

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