Accessibility News September 11,2021 Update

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In this Issue

*Canadians With Disabilities Say They’re Missing from the Election Discussion
*In this Close Election, Will Erin O’Toole Stand By the Tories’ 2018 Pledge in the House of Commons to Strengthen the Accessible Canada Act?
*This AI Could Help Diagnose ADHD Sooner
*Changing Workplaces: Organising an Accessible Virtual Presentation
*Paralympians Know ‘Inspiration Porn’ When They See It
*Concerns Raised Over Accessibility Ahead of Digital Vaccine Passport Rollout in Ontario
*Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh Is First and Only National Leader to Pledge to Strengthen the Accessible Canada Act. What Will the Other Parties Pledge in This Election to Make Canada Accessible for Over 6 Million People with Disabilities by 2040?

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Canadians With Disabilities Say They’re Missing from the Election Discussion

Sarah Jama, co-founder of the Disability Justice Network of Ontario, said this lack of scope boils down to a âof understanding of what systemic ableism looks like.â

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/canadians-with-disabilities-say-theyre-missing-from-the-election-discussion/

In this Close Election, Will Erin O’Toole Stand By the Tories’ 2018 Pledge in the House of Commons to Strengthen the Accessible Canada Act?

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/in-this-close-election-will-erin-otoole-stand-by-the-tories-2018-pledge-in-the-house-of-commons-to-strengthen-the-accessible-canada-act/

This AI Could Help Diagnose ADHD Sooner

Early ADHD diagnoses could help cut crime and drastically improve lives, but a cash-starved NHS is struggling to keep up

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/this-ai-could-help-diagnose-adhd-sooner/

Changing Workplaces: Organising an Accessible Virtual Presentation

With much of the country in lockdown, and with the ever-changing nature of work, organisations are pivoting to virtual events and presentations. While it’s a necessity to conduct presentations virtually during the pandemic, we may also see some events continue to offer both a virtual and in-person option.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/changing-workplaces-organising-an-accessible-virtual-presentation/

Paralympians Know ‘Inspiration Porn’ When They See It

Athletes reject the idea that they should be admired just for coping with disabilities, and not also for what they’ve accomplished.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/paralympians-know-inspiration-porn-when-they-see-it/

Concerns Raised Over Accessibility Ahead of Digital Vaccine Passport Rollout in Ontario

Penny Frankland, 75, has a phone with no internet access on it, and is feeling forgotten after hearing about the vaccine passport plan.

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/concerns-raised-over-accessibility-ahead-of-digital-vaccine-passport-rollout-in-ontario/

Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh Is First and Only National Leader to Pledge to Strengthen the Accessible Canada Act. What Will the Other Parties Pledge in This Election to Make Canada Accessible for Over 6 Million People with Disabilities by 2040?

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/federal-ndp-leader-jagmeet-singh-is-first-and-only-national-leader-to-pledge-to-strengthen-the-accessible-canada-act-what-will-the-other-parties-pledge-in-this-election-to-make-canada-accessible-for/

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