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In this Issue
*Sidewalk Snafus: Accessibility Issues are Dogging the e-Scooter Pilot Program in Ottawa
*This Company Tapped AI for Its Website-and Landed in Court
*Park Accessibility Highlighted in Student Engineering Design Competition
*Committee Approves 5-Year School Accessibility Plan
*Opinion: The World Should Not Fall Into Its Old Ableist Habits as Covid Re-Openings Continue
*Let’s Open Our Minds to People With Disabilities – Instead of Closing Doors
*Disability Advocate Wears ‘Wheelchair-Bound’ Halloween Costume to Call Out the ‘Outdated Ableist Term’
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Sidewalk Snafus: Accessibility Issues are Dogging the e-Scooter Pilot Program in Ottawa
The impact of e-scooters on sidewalk accessibility has been a source of frustration for Ottawa residents during the city’s 2021 e-scooter pilot program. People have been concerned about the increase in sidewalk obstructions caused by e-scooter users.
This Company Tapped AI for Its Website-and Landed in Court
Under pressure to make their sites accessible to visually impaired users, firms turn to software. But advocates say the tech isn’t always up to the task.
Park Accessibility Highlighted in Student Engineering Design Competition
Sarnia-Lambton high school students with a passion for engineering are being invited to sign up for a design competition, aimed at improving accessibility at one of the city’s parks.
Committee Approves 5-Year School Accessibility Plan
The plan describes the measures that Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board has taken in the past and the measures that will be taken during the 2021-2026 school years to identify, remove and prevent barriers for persons with disabilities who work in, use or attend school board facilities and services.
Opinion: The World Should Not Fall Into Its Old Ableist Habits as Covid Re-Openings Continue
COVID-19 HAS CHANGED the way the world works in numerous and dramatic ways. Since taking to the world stage, this virus has asserted itself and created a universal social disability for everyone, individuals, businesses and nations alike. It has, invariably, changed us all.
Let’s Open Our Minds to People With Disabilities – Instead of Closing Doors
A high school teacher once told me “people like you” don’t belong in university.
This comment briefly made me feel invisible, worthless and incapable of achieving my dreams – but has fuelled me every step of the way since then.
Disability Advocate Wears ‘Wheelchair-Bound’ Halloween Costume to Call Out the ‘Outdated Ableist Term’
Photos shared by Canadian-Australian writer
Tara Moss show her being, quite literally, “wheelchair-bound,” with her arms and legs restrained to her wheelchair; Moss tells Yahoo Life that her husband “faux-tied”
her restraints, which she removed before heading out to trick-or-treat with their daughter near their home in British Columbia, Canada.
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