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In this Issue
*Wynne Government Ignores Yet another Election Promise to Over 1.8 Million Ontarians with Disabilities
*Nominations Sought for Accessibility Leadership Award
*Blind Woman Gisele Mesnage Sues Coles Over Online Shopping Website
*Teenager Gets Financial Backing to Make Low-Cost Braille Printer
*Shayne Gets a Kick Out of Football, Despite Everything
*the burg watchs Accessibility Hall of Shame
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Wynne Government Ignores Yet another Election Promise to Over 1.8 Million Ontarians with Disabilities
The Ontario Government under Premier Wynne has ignored yet
another election promise to over 1.8 million People with Disabilities. On Thursday, November 6, 2014, the Government appointed a new person to serve as the Assistant Deputy Minister of Government Services for Inclusion and Accessibility. Despite the Government promising three years ago to appoint a fulltime Assistant Deputy Minister for Disability Accessibility in that Ministry, this is NOT a full time disability accessibility position.
Nominations Sought for Accessibility Leadership Award
This award celebrates the individuals and organizations who remind us that true accessibility occurs when people with disabilities can actively participate in, and contribute to, the social, cultural and economic fabric of Ontario.
Blind Woman Gisele Mesnage Sues Coles Over Online Shopping Website
Coles is facing a landmark claim following an allegation the supermarket giants website does not provide adequately for visually impaired shoppers. Rachel Browne explains.
Gisele Mesnages vision impairment has not prevented her from travelling, completing a university degree or writing a play but buying groceries online is a different story.
Teenager Gets Financial Backing to Make Low-Cost Braille Printer
Thirteen-year-old Shubham Banerjee had to borrow money from his parents to create his first low-cost Braille printer, but he wont need to rely on the kindness of friends and family for more cash any time soon.
Shayne Gets a Kick Out of Football, Despite Everything
By Victor Schwartzman
Shayne is 23. He lives in North Vancouver, having recently moved into his own apartment. His main interests revolve around being a Capilano University student and football. He has played football for seven or eight years ever since he got a power wheelchair. Before, playing was impossible for him. But once he had the power wheelchair, an occupational therapist at his school suggested he try soccer?uh, footballand an athlete rapidly emerged.
the burg watchs Accessibility Hall of Shame
Amherstburg Has No Accessible Taxis
by Linda Saxon
I telephoned South Shore Taxi yesterday to inquire if they had any accessible taxis; the answer was no. The response to my question, why not? was we just dont which was followed by a hearty laugh and the suggestion that I would have to speak to the owner.
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In the Spotlight
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*Celebration of People 2014
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