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In this Issue
*Popular Montreal BreakDancer With Disability Calls Out Trudeau Airport for Accessibility Fail
*One Year Before Paralympics, Paris Trying to Make City More Accessible to Those With Disabilities
*Lobbying to bring back braille menus
*Characters With Disabilities ‘Consistently Missing’ From Movies
*Disabled Fans Decry No-Show Accessible Festival Toilets
*Nearly 99% Of Adults With Autism Have No Employment Services
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Popular Montreal BreakDancer With Disability Calls Out Trudeau Airport for Accessibility Fail
Born with arthrogryposis, a muscle disorder that affects his legs and requires him to use crutches and a wheelchair, the world-renowned b-boy and motivational entertainer is known for his perseverance and his philosophy of “No Excuses. No Limits.”
One Year Before Paralympics, Paris Trying to Make City More Accessible to Those With Disabilities
With only one subway line totally accessible out of 16, the city is under pressure to find solutions before the Paralympics start on Aug. 28, 2024.
And both the Games’ organizers and wheelchair users such as tennis gold medalist Michael Jeremiasz see the Paris Paralympics as an opportunity to bring about durable change.
Lobbying to bring back braille menus
Terry Hoddinott lost his vision to cancer when he was just three years old. He now runs a London, Ont.-based business that seeks to improve life for others with visual impairments.
He admits there are always hurdles to overcome, like the one he experienced during a recent visit to a Boston Pizza in Toronto when he asked for a braille menu.
Characters With Disabilities ‘Consistently Missing’ From Movies
Despite years of advocacy, a scathing new report finds that fewer of the most popular new movies are featuring people with disabilities.
Disabled Fans Decry No-Show Accessible Festival Toilets
What’s on your UK summer festival season checklist? Probably a mix of top bands, warm hazy days with friends and answered prayers for at least a little sun (as well as a sturdy tent).
But for many disabled festival-goers, simply knowing whether they’ll be able to access the toilet can often top the bill before any headline act.
Nearly 99% Of Adults With Autism Have No Employment Services
Hardly any adults with autism are receiving supports to help them find or keep a job, new research shows, and even among the few who do, the services are often far too short-term.
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