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In this Issue
*Disability Rights Group Sues Uber Over Wheelchair Access
*Blind Ottawa Man May Resort to Begging to Cover Care Costs for Service Dog
*Wearable Artificial Vision Device Shows Promise in Helping People Who Are Legally Blind Read
*Miami University Reaches Justice Department Consent Decree to Improve Technology Access for Students With Disabilities
*Come to Upcoming Accessibility Forums in St. Johns Newfoundland (Nov4), Burlington Ontario (Nov. 6) and Whitby Ontario (Nov. 7)
*Blind Man Says Guide Dog Ordered Out of Port Coquitlam Restaurant
*Feds to Clarify Rules for Service Animals on Flights
*Half of Worlds Children With Disabilities Are Kept Out of School, Says Report
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Disability Rights Group Sues Uber Over Wheelchair Access
A Chicago disability rights group sued Uber Thursday over wheelchair accessibility, arguing that the mobile ride-hailing companys adherence to federal disability laws ranges from token to non-existent despite its expanding role in the nations transportation system.
Blind Ottawa Man May Resort to Begging to Cover Care Costs for Service Dog
Bruce Boyd does without a lot of things like a new pair of winter boots to keep his feet warm and dry, and food that would give him much-needed protein.
He does so to hold onto his service dog, Ziggy, a dear companion who gets him around safely.
Wearable Artificial Vision Device Shows Promise in Helping People Who Are Legally Blind Read
A unique wearable artificial vision device may help people who are legally blind read and recognize faces. It may also help these individuals accomplish everyday tasks with significantly greater ease than using traditional assistive reading devices, suggests a study presented today at AAO 2016, the 120th annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Miami University Reaches Justice Department Consent Decree to Improve Technology Access for Students With Disabilities
Under the consent decree, which is pending court approval, the university will make significant improvements to ensure that technologies across all its campuses are accessible to individuals with disabilities, the federal department said in a release.
Come to Upcoming Accessibility Forums in St. Johns Newfoundland (Nov4), Burlington Ontario (Nov. 6) and Whitby Ontario (Nov. 7)
Let the AODA Alliance Know of Any Accessibility Barriers You Face when Using Public Transportation in Ontario
Blind Man Says Guide Dog Ordered Out of Port Coquitlam Restaurant
31-year-old Anthony Janolino is blind and uses his guide dog, Vanda. Janolino says he was asked to leave Vanda outside a restaurant during a birthday celebration on Friday night.
Feds to Clarify Rules for Service Animals on Flights
A United States Department of Transportation committee will meet for the final time Wednesday to clarify rules that allow service animals to fly for free with their owners on commercial flights.
Half of Worlds Children With Disabilities Are Kept Out of School, Says Report
People dont see them [children with disabilities] as a worthy investment, Nafisa Baboo, adviser for inclusive education at Light for the World, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
Many think for example that theres no point investing in their education as people with disabilities cant work.
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