Accessibility News November 27,2021 Update

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In this Issue

*For People With Disabilities, Transportation is Getting More Expensive If Its Available at All
*N.S. Singer Making a Connection with Audio Described Music Video, Accessible Show
*Throne Speech Leaves Blind Canadians Behind Again
*Some Young Adults With Disabilities are Stuck in Long-Term Care.
*Proposal to Sidestep Sidewalk Disputes Could Neuter Accessibility Policy in The London Plan
*Ontarios Online Health-Card Renewal System Excludes People With Disabilities, Advocates Say
*eSSENTIAL Accessibility Named a Fastest Growing Tech Company by Deloitte

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For People With Disabilities, Transportation is Getting More Expensive If Its Available at All

Recent record high gas prices are hitting people across Newfoundland and Labrador right in their bank accounts, but for people with disabilities, especially outside St. Johns, the cost of transportation is even higher and sometimes theres no access to transportation at all.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/for-people-with-disabilities-transportation-is-getting-more-expensive-if-its-available-at-all/

N.S. Singer Making a Connection with Audio Described Music Video, Accessible Show

Christina Martin worked with a consulting company to make her music accessible to all

Hit play on Christina Martins latest music video and youll hear an unfamiliar voice.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/n-s-singer-making-a-connection-with-audio-described-music-video-accessible-show/

Throne Speech Leaves Blind Canadians Behind Again

While the members of the Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians / lAlliance pour lÃgalité des Personnes Aveugles du Canada (AEBC) support such issues as continuing to fight the pandemic, amendment of the Broadcasting Act, dealing with the climate emergency and giving greater priority to reconciliation for all indigenous peoples, we were dismayed that the 22% of Canadians who are blind or otherwise disabled received so little attention in todays Speech From the Throne, said Marcia Yale, National President of the AEBC.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/throne-speech-leaves-blind-canadians-behind-again/

Some Young Adults With Disabilities are Stuck in Long-Term Care.

They say thats discrimination.

Without proper support to live at home, they have no choice but to stay in medical prison cells

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/some-young-adults-with-disabilities-are-stuck-in-long-term-care/

Proposal to Sidestep Sidewalk Disputes Could Neuter Accessibility Policy in The London Plan

City engineers believe empowering property owners in established neighbourhoods to collectively plot the path forward will reduce opposition to future sidewalk installations.

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/proposal-to-sidestep-sidewalk-disputes-could-neuter-accessibility-policy-in-the-london-plan/

Ontarios Online Health-Card Renewal System Excludes People With Disabilities, Advocates Say

Province looking at upgrading its system but declined to comment on the record

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/ontarios-online-health-card-renewal-system-excludes-people-with-disabilities-advocates-say/

eSSENTIAL Accessibility Named a Fastest Growing Tech Company by Deloitte

eSSENTIAL Accessibility is the smarter way to digital accessibility and legal compliance.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/essential-accessibility-named-a-fastest-growing-tech-company-by-deloitte/

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