Accessibility News October 22,2022 Update

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In this Issue

*Ontario Grade 3 Student Races Cross-Country in a Wheelchair
*Students With Disabilities Failed By Ontario’s Education System
*Canadians Unaware of Diseases That Lead to Blindness, Survey Says
*Government of Canada Releases National Disability Inclusion Action Plan
*Announcing the 2022 Winner of the DCCI Scholarship for Canadian Students with Disabilities
*To Accommodate Hiring People With Disabilities Requires the Same Accommodations as Hiring Anyone
*AODA Alliance Updates(4)

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* Level Access and eSSENTIAL Accessibility Complete Merger
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/level-access-and-essential-accessibility-complete-merger-301608027.html
* eSSENTIAL Accessibility Launches Design Evaluations Based on First-Ever Design-Focused WCAG Rule Library
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ARTICLES:

Ontario Grade 3 Student Races Cross-Country in a Wheelchair

Charlie Damianov participated in a regional cross-country meet with great success; his mom is calling on The Blue Mountains to level the field by adding paved trails

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/ontario-grade-3-student-races-cross-country-in-a-wheelchair/

Students With Disabilities Failed By Ontario’s Education System

Universities knowingly lack accessible resources for students with disabilities.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/students-with-disabilities-failed-by-ontarios-education-system/

Canadians Unaware of Diseases That Lead to Blindness, Survey Says

This news has eye doctors reminding people to get their vision checked. They say individuals could be living with a preventable or treatable disease and not even know it.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/canadians-unaware-of-diseases-that-lead-to-blindness-survey-says/

Government of Canada Releases National Disability Inclusion Action Plan

Persons with disabilities face physical, financial, attitudinal and other barriers to participating in society. Many of these barriers are systemic and long-standing. The Government of Canada is working with the disability community to remove those barriers, and to consciously create a more inclusive country. The work required to achieve this is extensive, and it requires meaningful and sustained action.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/government-of-canada-releases-national-disability-inclusion-action-plan/

Announcing the 2022 Winner of the DCCI Scholarship for Canadian Students with Disabilities

This year, we are proud to announce the recipient of the 2022 Scholarship for Canadian Students with Disabilities, Jazye Monieas. Jazye is a high school senior from Winnipeg, Manitoba, pursuing post-secondary education in kinesiology to further her educational journey and ultimately learn how to assist others in overcoming their injuries or impairments so that they can live better and fuller lives.

Read more at
https://disabilitycreditcanada.com/announcing-the-2022-winner-of-the-dcci-scholarship-for-canadian-students-with-disabilities/

To Accommodate Hiring People With Disabilities Requires the Same Accommodations as Hiring Anyone

Intentful communication is everything in a work environment

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/to-accommodate-hiring-people-with-disabilities-requires-the-same-accommodations-as-hiring-anyone/

AODA Alliance Updates:

On Second Reading, the House of Commons Unanimously Voted for Bill C-22, the Proposed Canada Disability Benefit Act – AODA Alliance Asks Standing Committee to Permit It to Make Oral Presentation on How to Strengthen This Weak Bill

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/on-second-reading-the-house-of-commons-unanimously-voted-for-bill-c-22-the-proposed-canada-disability-benefit-act-aoda-alliance-asks-standing-committee-to-permit-it-to-make-oral-presentation-on-ho/

Up Against Well-Financed E-Scooter Corporate Lobbyists, Voters with Disabilities Press Municipal Candidates to Protect Them and Seniors from the Dangers to Safety and Accessibility Created by Electric Scooters

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/up-against-well-financed-e-scooter-corporate-lobbyists-voters-with-disabilities-press-municipal-candidates-to-protect-them-and-seniors-from-the-dangers-to-safety-and-accessibility-created-by-electric/

Press Candidates for Ottawa, Mississauga and Hamilton City Council to Agree Not to Allow Electric Scooters in Public Places. They Endanger Safety and Accessibility for People with Disabilities, Seniors and Others

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/press-candidates-for-ottawa-mississauga-and-hamilton-city-council-to-agree-not-to-allow-electric-scooters-in-public-places-they-endanger-safety-and-accessibility-for-people-with-disabilities-senior/

House of Commons to Debate Bill Tomorrow to Create Canada Disability Benefit – A Great Idea but a Very Deficient Bill, Disability Coalition Tells Parliament

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/house-of-commons-to-debate-bill-tomorrow-to-create-canada-disability-benefit-a-great-idea-but-a-very-deficient-bill-disability-coalition-tells-parliament/

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