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In this Issue
*Nominations Open for 2021 Celebrating Accessibility Awards
*Marilyn Golden, Champion for Disability Rights, Dies at 67
*Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health Launches 2021 Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW)
*Why Do We Still Have To Fight for Basic Accessibility?
*People With Disabilities Demand Hike in Income Support, Give Province Failing Grade
*Insurers are Denying Long-Term Disability Benefits to Those Afflicted with Long COVID. Here’s How to Fight Back
*Voice Assistants Don’t Understand Us. They Should
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Nominations Open for 2021 Celebrating Accessibility Awards
Nominations for the 2021 Celebrating Accessibility Awards are now being accepted by the City of Kingston and the municipal accessibility advisory committee (MAAC).
Eligible nominees are Kingston residents, organizations or businesses who have had a positive impact on accessibility in the city in the past three years.
Marilyn Golden, Champion for Disability Rights, Dies at 67
Ms. Golden, who had worked with DREDF since 1988, was a leading advocate for passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act, a landmark law, signed by President George H.W. Bush in 1990, that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in areas including transportation, employment and access to public accommodations.
Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health Launches 2021 Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW)
The Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health is proud to launch the 2021 Mental Illness Awareness Week on October 3, 2021.
Why Do We Still Have To Fight for Basic Accessibility?
New infrastructure funding should be tied to accessibility standards. Canada should be a leader in accessibility.
People With Disabilities Demand Hike in Income Support, Give Province Failing Grade
Kyle Vose says he doesn’t want to see people forced to make a choice between paying rent or feeding their households anymore.
Insurers are Denying Long-Term Disability Benefits to Those Afflicted with Long COVID. Here’s How to Fight Back
As long as the symptoms experienced by a long-hauler meet the definition of disability, as set out in the policy, and there is medical evidence to support this, insurance payouts should be guaranteed.
Voice Assistants Don’t Understand Us. They Should
For people like me, the voice technology that is a part of so many people’s everyday lives can feel all but useless. Telling Alexa to play a song or asking Siri for directions can be almost impossible whenever prolonged “Aaaaaaaaa-lexa” or chopped “Hey ” Si ri!” sounds cause the devices to misunderstand my commands or stop listening altogether.
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