Accessibility News September 24,2022 Update

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In this Issue

*Universal Design Takes Backseat in Architecture Education: Experts
*New Accessible Path at Charles Daley Park in Lincoln Brings the Water Closer Than Ever
*’It Breaks My Heart’: Ontarians on Social Assistance are Struggling Even More Amid Inflation
*U of G Students Upset with Lack of Disability Accommodations
*Man With Disability Disappointed Canada’s Wonderland Charged for Services He Requires
*This St. Catharines Man Has Dealt with ‘Horrifying’ Nerve Pain for Two Decades. His Next Step? Assisted Death.
*Disability Minister Promises to Correct ‘Long-Standing Problem’ of Airlines Damaging Mobility Aids

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* eSSENTIAL Accessibility Launches Design Evaluations Based on First-Ever Design-Focused WCAG Rule Library
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ARTICLES:

Universal Design Takes Backseat in Architecture Education: Experts

Doors that swing silently open and hit you in the face. Guide rails through hazardous terrain that stop abruptly, leaving you stranded. Fire alarms that rely solely on the sound you can’t hear.

Those are just some of the barriers that people with disabilities face when they try to navigate buildings, transit systems and other parts of our exclusionary built environment. Even in recent city developments, such as Ottawa’s LRT system, blind passengers are left fumbling to find the train doors.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/universal-design-takes-backseat-in-architecture-education-experts/

New Accessible Path at Charles Daley Park in Lincoln Brings the Water Closer Than Ever

The path is part of efforts by the town to make Lincoln more accessible to all

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/new-accessible-path-at-charles-daley-park-in-lincoln-brings-the-water-closer-than-ever/

‘It Breaks My Heart’: Ontarians on Social Assistance are Struggling Even More Amid Inflation

Mitchell Tremblay turned 40 a few weeks ago. His only wish was for a few months of food security: a total of $1,000 would allow him to get a few extras and not worry so much about eating, he says. Right now, he has about $9.70 per day to eat and pay for everything that isn’t a fixed cost, like housing. That amount dips near the end of the month, as the money runs out.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/it-breaks-my-heart-ontarians-on-social-assistance-are-struggling-even-more-amid-inflation/

U of G Students Upset with Lack of Disability Accommodations

Academic accessibility struggles faced by students with disabilities at the U of G came to light after a viral tweet

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/u-of-g-students-upset-with-lack-of-disability-accommodations/

Man With Disability Disappointed Canada’s Wonderland Charged for Services He Requires

Jasen Prince says he was looking forward to spending the day with his children at Canada’s Wonderland. He knew that accessing rides and services would be limited because of his disability, but was surprised when he was charged for the one service he needed the most – an electric wheelchair.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/man-with-disability-disappointed-canadas-wonderland-charged-for-services-he-requires/

This St. Catharines Man Has Dealt with ‘Horrifying’ Nerve Pain for Two Decades. His Next Step? Assisted Death.

Alan Phillips feels he’s run out of options in his life. For 18 years, the 63-year-old man from St. Catharines has spent every day living with “horrific” chronic pain, caused by a spine injury he got in 2004, affecting his central nervous system.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/this-st-catharines-man-has-dealt-with-horrifying-nerve-pain-for-two-decades-his-next-step-assisted-death/

Disability Minister Promises to Correct ‘Long-Standing Problem’ of Airlines Damaging Mobility Aids

Canada’s federal minister of disability inclusion is promising to help reform air travel for people with disabilities after a Toronto advocate’s wheelchair was “totally damaged” while in the care ofAir Canada employees.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/disability-minister-promises-to-correct-long-standing-problem-of-airlines-damaging-mobility-aids/

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