Accessibility News October 24,2020 Update

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In this Issue

*Voters With Disabilities Disappointed, Frustrated By B.C. Election Campaign
*Former Lawyers File Human Rights Complaints, Allege Accessibility Issues in Manitoba Courts
*AODA Alliance Update: Check Out Two New Captioned Online Videos
*Report Highlights Issues With Sask. Assured Income for Disabilities Program
*Councillor Vows to Highlight Second Resignation From Pandemic-Halted Advisory Committee
*NDP Leader Singh Accuses Liberals Of Failing to Support Canadians Living with Disabilities During Pandemic

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Voters With Disabilities Disappointed, Frustrated By B.C. Election Campaign

Albert Ruel is tired.

The blind advocate has been fighting for improved access, inclusion and human rights protection for people with disabilities for the past 30 years. And he’s frustrated that the B.C. election campaign hasn’t shone a light on many of the issues that matter to voters with disabilities.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/voters-with-disabilities-disappointed-frustrated-by-b-c-election-campaign/

Former Lawyers File Human Rights Complaints, Allege Accessibility Issues in Manitoba Courts

“I’ve had multiple judges apologize to me for how inaccessible the courtroom is,” says Mike Reimer

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/former-lawyers-file-human-rights-complaints-allege-accessibility-issues-in-manitoba-courts/

AODA Alliance Update: Check Out Two New Captioned Online Videos

A Guide to Parents Advocating for A Child with Disabilities in the School system – and – AODA 101 – An Introduction to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/aoda-alliance-update-check-out-two-new-captioned-online-videos/

Report Highlights Issues With Sask. Assured Income for Disabilities Program

Nelson said the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) replacing a minimum wage workers’ income at $2,000 a month demonstrated how much people should be getting.

“Isn’t it interesting that those people, most of them, do not have an ongoing and serious disability which has this extra cost,” Nelson said. “The way that people are treated is not the way that it should be, nor the way that it kind of started out.”

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/report-highlights-issues-with-sask-assured-income-for-disabilities-program/

Councillor Vows to Highlight Second Resignation From Pandemic-Halted Advisory Committee

The longest-serving member of a volunteer accessibility committee at city hall has quit, marking the second resignation in two months as the group’s meetings remain stalled at city hall amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/councillor-vows-to-highlight-second-resignation-from-pandemic-halted-advisory-committee/

NDP Leader Singh Accuses Liberals Of Failing to Support Canadians Living with Disabilities During Pandemic

Speaking on Newstalk 580 CFRA’s “The Goods with Dahlia Kurtz”, Singh said the Liberal government, in its effort to keep benefits such as the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) from being accessed by people who don’t need the help, designed a program that excludes the most vulnerable.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/ndp-leader-singh-accuses-liberals-of-failing-to-support-canadians-living-with-disabilities-during-pandemic/

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